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Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin-Mitte

Europe`s biggest and most modern show palace –
a modern legend

Friedrichstadt-Palast is unique both in terms of its show programme and its sheer dimensions: With more than 2,800 square meters of performance space, it has the largest theatre stage in the world. The theatre located in Berlin-Mitte at Friedrichstraße 107 was reopened in 1984 and is just 5 minutes by foot from Friedrichstraße station.With over 600,000 visitors annually, it is the number 1 stage in the state of Berlin. The big hall seats 1,895 visitors and has a main-, side-, fore- and backstage, an ice rink, a water basin and platforms. Of this, 2,200 square meters are the stage itself with a further 700 square meters (including a 225 ton water basin), which can be rolled out as required thanks to the theatre’s highly complex technical equipment.FriedrichstadtPalast is internationally famous for its outstanding ballet company of 60 women and men, its very versatile palace orchestra and Germany’s only children’s revue. The theatre’s unmistakable – and addictive – hallmark is its legendary chorus line. The longest in the world, it features 32 beautiful girls with 64 long legs.The theatre’s distinct style remains its instinctive ability to marry traditional show elements with modern aesthetics and state-of-the-art high-tech effects. Huge LED banners create a true firework of lights; computer-controlled valves conjure words and pictures from the waters of a “curtain of rain,” and over 1,200 spotlights as well as ten giant video projectors and 150 moving lights bathe soloists and the ensemble in a sea of colors.However, it would be best to visit one of the famous FriedrichstadtPalast shows to get an impression of the show-palace’s more than 100-year history.