#FREIRAUM – Free spaces for the independent scene

Initiative of the Konzerthaus Berlin to independent musicians and ensembles in the capital

With „Free spaces for the independent scene“, the Konzerthaus Berlin, under the patronage of Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer, is launching an initiative that will give independent musicians and ensembles in the capital the opportunity to perform rent-free in the halls of the concert house on Gendarmenmarkt in February and March 2021.

In addition to providing the premises, the Konzerthaus Berlin will support musicians and ensembles with the technical implementation of events and handle ticket sales – with all proceeds going to the performers. Ten such concerts are planned for February. Two productions will follow in March, including an education project.

Professional and semi-professional musicians and instrumental ensembles, mixed ensembles, vocal ensembles (max. 12 singers) from the fields of classical, contemporary, jazz and world music can apply to perform in the Great Hall, Small Hall or Werner Otto Hall until 04.12.2020. In addition to the artistic quality of the concert format, the expert jury’s criteria include the feasibility of the project for the respective hall.

Your contact person

Clara Becker

Phone: +49 30 20309 2491
Mail: freiraum@konzerthaus.de

Tuesday, 10 am - 1 pm
Wednesday, 3 pm - 6 pm
Thursday, 11 am - 2 pm
or by appointment

How to apply

Please send your application by email up to and including Friday, December 4, 2020 to: freiraum@konzerthaus.de

Please attach the following material to the application:
- completed application form
- biography
- concept paper (if available)
- technical rider / stage plan (if available)

The email attachment should have a size of max. 2 MB.

Application forms

Concert dates

Overview data

Hall overview

Instructions for the application

You will find information and requirements for the application in the two application forms. Applications can be submitted in one of the following two formats:

Concert date in February 2021
The cooperation is aimed exclusively at concert formats that have already been produced. The rehearsals must take place outside the concert hall. We would like to point out that only a short rehearsal can take place on the day of the concert.

Production in March 2021
The cooperation is aimed at concepts for a new concert format that is to be performed in the Konzerthaus for the first time. The Werner Otto Hall is available for production in a fixed stage variant. The rehearsal and concert dates can be found on the application form (on page 2).

It is also possible to apply in both formats. Please use the respective application form for this purpose.

Our hygiene concept

Hygiene concept

Klaus Lederer about #freiraum

Die Jury

  • Sabine Bangert, MdA, Kulturausschuss
  • Ketan Bhatti, Komponist und Musikproduzent
  • Wojciech Garbowski, Sonar Quartett
  • Christian Jost, Komponist und Dirigent
  • Sebastian Nordmann, Konzerthaus Berlin
  • Katharina von Radowitz, Netzwerk Junge Ohren
  • Sarah Wedl-Wilson, HfM Hanns Eisler
  • Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von


For this event, you will not receive tickets through our webshop. You will therefore be redirected to an external page of the organizer. If you have any not completed bookings on konzerthaus.de, they will be dissolved after 20 minutes.