Berlin will keep arts shut until after Easter

Berlin will keep arts shut until after Easter


norman lebrecht

January 14, 2021

Berlin’s Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer has ordered theatres and concert halls to remain closed until mid-April at the earliest, it was announced tonight.

Rehearsals, however, may continue.

Berlin shut all arts venues at the beginning of November 2020.



  • Gordon says:

    Oh dear… I feel like we are heading towards a domino effect for concert halls across Europe to come in the next few days.

    • J Barcelo says:

      Arg!!!!! Hope the Leipzig Mahler Festival is still on!

    • William Safford says:

      I wish for all of you in Europe, far lower rates of COVID infection and deaths than we have experienced here in the U.S.

      • Rogerio says:

        Your results in fighting the COVID infection will average out to the same results as Europe (good or bad) as long as you vaccinate your people against the TRUMP infection first.
        Good luck with that.

  • Player says:

    That is a shame. Berlin was a shining light in keeping going last year, far more so than London, which gave up. I attended a production there of the new Herheim production of Die Walküre in September. Seems a long time ago.

  • JussiB says:

    We need a “Senator for Culture” here in the U.S.

  • Gustavo says:

    Das ist nicht Karfreitagszauber.

  • Nijinsky says:

    BRrrrrrrrrrrrought 2Uuuuuu buy равиоиловатца

  • Kalyani Kajetan says:

    It should not be the government shutting down art, but rather art shutting down the government.