Solidarity comes first

– all events of the Berlin Performing Arts Program have been cancelled until April 19, 2020!

We will provide information about digital offers or other alternatives in the very near future. We will wait and observe the coming development before making a decision regarding events taking place on and after April 20, 2020.

At the same time, we are restricting our presence at the office during this period and may not be reachable via telephone or only on an irregular basis. The ideal way to reach us right now is via email – and we ask you to please be patient when it comes to our response, our decentralized work structure at the moment may mean it will take longer to answer your questions.

You can read more about this topic in the
LAFT Newsletter (in German) from March 13, 2020.

The LAFT Berlin newsletter will provide information about current developments and offers in the meantime – you can subscribe and find more information at:

Strategy Planning in Times of Crisis

A webinar with Eva Hartmann
Times: April 23, 2020 | 3:00 to 5:00 pm, April 29, 2020 | 3:00 to 5:00 pm, May 6, 2020 | 3:00 to 5:00 pm

In this webinar in the form of an action learning set, the participants will work as a team, communicate and learn together on the basis of a direct problem, task or question.

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Theaterscoutings Berlin DIGITAL

Theater Scoutings Berlin is looking forward to supporting (also financially) the conception and realization of alternative communication formats. Please send all of your ideas that make it possible to participate from a distance or that helps audiences to get ready for the time in Berlin’s independent theater and dance community that will follow the coronavirus pandemic to:

Broschure "Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community"

The guides conducted research into and compiled opportunities, points of contact, networks and helpful tips for working as a freelance artist in Berlin in their respective languages.

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Rehearsal Space Platform Berlin

Space from the Community for the Community.


The Rehearsal Space Platform is a website for everyone who would like to offer, search for or book rehearsal space.

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Theater Scoutings Berlin

Discover the theater and performance of Berlin's independent performing arts community with Theater Scoutings! We will accompany you each month to a diverse range of venues and introduce you to what makes Berlin theater one-of-a-kind.

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The Berlin Performing Arts Programm

With the Performing Arts Program, LAFT Berlin has created an effective instrument for the infrastructural strengthening, professionalization and networking of Berlin‘s independent performing arts community. The goals are to increase and consolidate the visibility of artistic work within the creative hub of Berlin, the opening of the independent performing arts community for new audience members, bundling and passing on knowledge and competencies, the strengthening of synergies and creating new cooperations within and beyond the independent performing arts community itself.

LAFT Berlin

The LAFT Berlin – Berlin State Association for the Independent Performing Arts e.V. – was founded in 2007. It represents the interests of its 360 members, including the essential performance venues, groups and independent artists of Berlin, in dealing with politicians and the public. It supports its members through networking activities, consultation, coordination and services.

More information about LAFT Berlin is available at