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Berliner Kriminal Theater

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Address: Palisadenstr. 48, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 4930 47997488
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The privately run Berliner Kriminal Theater (Criminal Theatre Berlin) was...

The privately run Berliner Kriminal Theater (Criminal Theatre Berlin) was founded in 2000 by the director Wolfgang Rumpf and the dramaturge Wolfgang Seppelt, since which time it has shown classics and bestsellers from criminal literature with a fixed ensemble cast. The Umspannwerk Ost (Transformer Station East), the listed building in Friedrichshain has been the theatre's home since 2003 and was built between 1899 and 1900 by the architect O. Springmann as a frequency and transformer station for Berlin's electricity supply. Nowadays, every evening on the stage of the Berliner Kriminal Theater there is as much murdering, assassinating and backstabbing as the public wants. Whether by poison or snake, falling flowerpot, or angel of death - every evening there are deaths to lament and perpetrators to expose. The question is always who did it and after much deliberation there is always a chivalrous conviction. After the theatre, the thrill-sated public can repair to the adjacent restaurant "Umspannwerk Ost" in the former turbine hall before merrily rolling home.

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Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?

Theater only for murder mystery stories. Small venue so I think there is no bad seat in the house at all and not far away from the stage. We had lots of fun and we are still... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2015
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

Theater only for murder mystery stories. Small venue so I think there is no bad seat in the house at all and not far away from the stage. We had lots of fun and we are still talking about it today. Coat check and restrooms are downstairs and you can get drinks at the bar in the break. In summertime... More 

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Thank you for your review , we were very pleased and give the praise you. We are pleased to be allowed to also soon welcome you again in our Berliner Kriminal Theater . Best regards Dennis Schönwetter More 

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