Publications & Newsletters

You can find a few helpful things to read, refer to and keep you properly informed right here, courtesy of the Berlin Performing Arts Program.
No matter whether dealing with a symposium or a cooperation event, one question is always at the forefront: how and what can we learn from each other and sustainably integrate in our own work? The Berlin Performing Arts Program provides all of the knowledge it gains from these events online for future reference as well as in topic-specific publications that are given out free of charge.

Our Publications can be downloaded here free of charge.

Always up-to-date, scene-relevant information via our Newsletters:
The newsletter of LAFT Berlin, legal entity of the Performing Arts Program, is intended for the members of Berlin's independent performing arts community. It informs about cultural policy developments and events of PAP Berlin. Every month, Theaterscoutings Berlin provides an insight into the extensive accompanying programme of selected productions from the independent scene and the newsletter of the Perfoming Arts Festival contains news about the next edition at irregular intervals.

Our Online Services

If you want to learn more and inform yourself online, you can do so in our directories and on our homepages!

Freie Szene Kompass

Only available in German.
The Freie Szene Kompass, an online guidebook that provides a detailed overview of points of contact, funding options, performance venues, cultural policy initiatives, residency programs as well as production and press offices in Berlin.
If you have any questions please contact beratung(at)

Freie Szene Kompass

Performing Arts Guide

The Performing Arts Guide provide direct access to the community for audience members, visiting industry professionals and interested parties. The portal provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of Berlin’s independent performing arts community. In doing so, structures and initiatives, festivals and industry events as well as performance venues are presented.

Proberaumplattform Berlin

The Berlin Rehearsal Space Platform (Proberaumplattform Berlin) is the digital marketplace for everyone looking to offer or use rehearsal spaces in Berlin. This comprehensive directory provides a decisive overview in the form of words and images of the spaces being offered throughout the entire city of Berlin along with detailed information about the respective conditions on-site.

Theaterscoutings Berlin

In collaboration with over 30 cooperation partners, Theater Scoutings offers a monthly alternating schedule of programming. Post-performance discussions and pre-performance introductions, workshops and formats such as jam sessions or rehearsal visits are held. Regular tours of performance venues are also organized in order to awaken curiosity in the independent performing arts community.

More from LAFT Berlin

LAFT Berlin

LAFT Berlin – Berlin State Association for the Independent Performing Arts e.V. represents the interests of the professional independent performing arts in Berlin in dealing with politicians and the public. It supports its members through networking activities, consultation, coordination and services.

Performing Arts Festival Berlin

The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is organized by LAFT – Landesverband freie darstellende Künste Berlin e. V. in cooperation with the performance venues HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensæle, Ballhaus Ost and Theaterdiscounter.

The Berlin Performing Arts Festival celebrates the diversity of Berlin’s independent performing arts community at numerous theaters and performance venues throughout the entire city. Since 2016, this annual week-long festival has presented the work and artistic positions of Berlin’s performing artists and groups working in all genres.


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