We are an independent Berlin-based theater group, which develops and produces English-language or bilingual plays for children and teenagers. We explore themes which interest us and which tie in with the experiences of our audience.
After the summer holidays, schools will no longer be obliged to observe the rules about social distancing. Hence, there are two options for viewing a Platypus Theater play: A school can book a show exclusively for itself – in this case, social distancing wouldn’t be necessary in the theater. If you are interested in booking a show for 100+ pupils, please get in touch with our office (email@example.com). We will organise the venue (BKA-Theater is still our main venue, but others are possible).
We are very happy to announce that „Safestay Hostel“ has been nominated for the Ikarus Prize (Berlin Children's Theater Prize). We hope that we will be able to perform the show in November in time for the award ceremony.
The uncertainty of when and how we are allowed to perform again is very hard to endure. Unfortunately, it looks like children's and youth theater is not only hit hard by the crisis, but will also be affected by it for a long time.
Thanks for your supportive emails and your donations. We really appreciate them.
we still have tickets left for the following shows:
09.03. Ben and the Smugglers 11 Uhr BKA-Theater
17.03. Teenagers in Trouble 11 Uhr BKA-Theater
19.03. Between the Lines 11 Uhr BKA-Theater
18.03. Top Card Camilla 11 Uhr Pfefferberg Theater
30.03. Just Thirteen 11 Uhr Bka-Theater
31.03. Safestay Hostel 11 Uhr ufaFabrik
Wishing everyone a good start into the new year.
The program for March until June has been online for about a month and the first shows are already booked out, so get your tickets now!
We also still have tickets for:
27.01. FOX at 09:15 am at BKA-Theater
26.02. FOX at 11:00 am at Pfefferberg Theater
27.02. FOX at 11:00 am at Freizeitforum Marzahn
All the Best,
Platypus Theater Team
What's new in December? Well, our new program for March-June 2020 is out. Some of the shows are already booked out, so get your tickets now.
Also we offer a new workshop scheme:
1. You prepare your students for the upcoming theatre visit using the material which we provide you with.
2. You come along and enjoy the play.
3. One of the actors visits your class soon after the performance and conducts a 4 hour workshop related to the themes of the play. Your students develop short scenes based on their impressions and ideas. The cost is 10€/head, with a minimum of 20 students.
Wishing you all happy holidays and a happy new year!
Just finished reherasals for our new show SAFESTAY HOSTEL (Premiere: 24.10.2019), which was very well received by teachers and students. Everyone agreed that it is very important tackle topics like national identity, racism and other - isms. We hope to inspire and make people think. There are still some tickets left for 18.11. at BKA-Theater.
We are currently rehearsing JUST THIRTEEN with one new cast member: Julia Burns.
We are really busy rehearsing and producing our new show SAFESTAY HOSTEL. Premiere: 18.104.22.1689 at 7 p.m. at ufaFabrik. Tickets are selling fast, so reserve them now. English teachers free of charge.
We also have a few more double shows coming up and we've added an extra show of THE CLOWN WHO LOST HIS CIRCUS:
Friday | 29.11.2019 | 11 a.m. | THE CLOWN WHO LOST HIS CIRCUS | BKA Theater
Monday | 02.12.2019 | 09:15 a.m. | TOP CARD CAMILLA | BKA Theater
We hope you all had a good start into the new year. We sure did. Starting off the year with rehearsals for our new play SAFESTAY HOSTEL. It's a very exciting process as we are discussing and reflecting on the current political situation in the world, our opinions, how we change opinions and all the -isms (nationalism, populism, feminism....). Premiere is on 24th Oct 2019 at 7 PM at ufaFabrik. Starring Ona Nurkalla, Olivia Dean, Benjamin Bishop, Peter Scollin and Marcela Dias.
We are also rehearsing SEE YOU LATER NAVIGATOR, we have a new Rebecca Ryan on board: BREA ROBERTSON.
We have some special price tickets to start off the new year:
SEE YOU LATER NAVIGATOR (5 € for Berlin schools. 6 € for Brandenburg schools)
06.09.2019 and 09.09.2019 at 11 a.m. BKA-Theater
SAFESTAY HOSTEL (6€)
Preview: 24.10.2019 at 11 a.m. ufaFabrik
Premiere: 24.10.2019 at 7 p.m. ufaFabrik
28.10.2019 at 11 a.m. at BKA-Theater
We also added a few more shows to our program:
TEENAGERS IN TROUBLE 18.12.2019 at 09:15 a.m. at BKA-Theater