The world's largest ensemble
for kids and young people

Young Berliners from all the world over
are the stars of our Young Shows.

280 kids from Berlin
from more than 20 nations
ages seven to 16


Get involved!

Every year, over hundreds of children apply for the 20–30 spots.
According to the motto of “Kids perform for kids,” they showcase
their talents on the huge stage every winter season.

Talent & Teamwork

The kids are taught by experienced teachers who are trained to work with children. The teachers direct the kids’ education in the stage disciplines of dance, singing and acting (speech) according to their talents. The kids quickly learn that theater work is also always teamwork. Rigorous training, rehearsals, corrections and a lot of discipline are essential, not only for a successful premiere but for every show.

Learn from the pros

The choreographers, acting and vocal coaches, acrobatics and master trainers involved in the junges Ensemble (young ensemble) are experts in their fields. The training takes place in an atmosphere suitable for kids and no one is burdened beyond their capabilities. It is by no means a walk in the park nonetheless.

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Six young people share insights into what it’s like
to be a part of our Young Ensemble.

Jolin 12

I have been dancing since I was three. I attended three other dance schools before joining the Friedrichstadt-Palast five years ago. I definitely don’t regret my decision, as I feel like an entirely different person on stage here.

Diving into a whole other world with the audience and hearing all of the applause is such a great feeling! That’s why I love dancing with the junges Ensemble (young ensemble) so much.

Laila und Lilou,
12 and11

We dance here at the Friedrichstadt-Palast because we often came to watch the junges Ensemble (young ensemble’s) shows and were always really impressed. We have both been dancing since we were little, so decided to audition. It is so much fun to appear on stage in such cool costumes and to meet so many great people, too.

Malena 14

I first performed in the grown-ups’ show ‘BerlinILLUMINATED’ when I was ten. I can still remember how nervous I was! But when I began speaking, I immediately felt at ease. I have known ever since that I want to stay at the Palast. That’s why I took part in the dance auditions and ended up joining the junges Ensemble (young ensemble).

Jannis, 9

I absolutely love to dance! Since visiting the Palast for the first time five years ago, I have seen every show and dreamed of dancing on the huge stage to music beneath the bright show lights in crazy costumes. My big dream became a reality when I passed the auditions. I am now very proud to be a member of the junges Ensemble (young ensemble) and look forward to performing in lots of new shows.

Egon 11

I performed in a kids’ show for the first time when I was just three. My older sister danced in the same show. I knew all of the words, songs and dances to the entire show back then! I was finally able to audition for the junges Ensemble (young ensemble) myself when I turned six. And I was lucky enough to be accepted! I really enjoy performing on this very special stage. The training can be hard work, but I immediately forget this when I see all of the happy faces in the audience and hear the thunderous applause.


FAQ about the Young Ensemble

Recommended by 98% of reviewers

Recommended by 96% of reviewers

"Certificate of Excellence
Winner 2012–2023"

Germany’s best-rated show theatre*

*Based on the total number of 5-star reviews.

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