When you live abroad attending a dance performance is often a good compromise, at least for me: you can discover new theatres and understand part of the show even when you do not speak the local dialect perfectly. Berlin seems to be quite active in that domain and I regularly join the Dock 11 or the Ufer Studios thanks to my dancer friends that drag me to performances when I’m not thinking of it. As a result the surprise is always there.
I had passed by the entrance many times without knowing a theatre was hidden there. You need to enter the passage, walk until the second backyard, then go up to the bar, waiting room and ticket office. Get your ticket and a glass of wine, a beer or even a lemonade! The building is full of rehearsal studios, so while waiting you can get a glimpse of a performance in progress. It is wise to wait inside the bar in winter as the waiting room is the backyard. When the time has come, go downstairs and enter the room.
The stage is actually the floor, a square surface with seats for at least 100 people on one side of the room. I have seen all sort of things, shows I still wonder about, others I’m happy to have attended and future I’m curious to experience.