Safety at the Palast
The safety and well-being of guests and employees is a top priority for the Friedrichstadt-Palast. In the following, we inform of a number of safety precautions taken at our theatre. They are regularly adjusted in coordination with the prevention officer at the responsible police department and the safety technician.
How is the main entrance protected?
Fixed bollards prevent vehicle access to the main Palast entrance. The steps leading up to the main entrance provide further protection against uncontrolled access.
How is the Palast secured?
The back/stage entrance is secured with a security gate and manned by security staff 24/7 all year round. All side entrances to the building are kept locked and only opened for deliveries in the presence of authorised Palast staff. All four sides of the theatre (and particularly the entrances) are under video surveillance (CCTV). The side doors are equipped with alarm systems to protect against unauthorised use and selected outer doors are also connected to the intruder alarm system.
Which safety precautions have been reached in the foyer and theatre hall?
A qualified doorman at the main entrance is the first port of call in case of questions or to report any suspicious activity. From the raised position on the upper steps, he has a complete overview of the theatre forecourt. A direct link exists to the respective emergency contacts and security authorities via mobile phone.
Without a valid ticket, it is not possible to enter the foyer (and therefore also the theatre hall), as all entrances are manned and controlled by service staff (including during the performance and the interval).
Cloakroom items and/or luggage may not be taken into the theatre hall. Please therefore give coats and jackets as well as backpacks, suitcases and any bags larger than 45*40*20 cm in size (tolerance of 10%) in at the cloakroom (Grand Show fee: €1.50/item; kids’ show fee: €0.70/item). The Palast reserves the right to have the backpacks and bags of individual or all guests checked by trained service staff in guests’ presence.
Three safety officers trained in fire safety are present in the theatre hall during every performance.
Who can help me if I have questions while at the theatre?
Please do not hesitate to approach our multilingual service staff at any time in case of questions or suggestions.
What should I do if I notice something suspicious?
Remaining alert is the best prevention. Should you notice anything suspicious, please do not hesitate to dial 110 for the emergency services. This is the best number to call. Based on the concrete information you provide, the operator will know what to do. Please then also inform our service staff, as necessary.
Please do not put yourself in any danger! Take any necessary photos/videos with your mobile phone from a safe distance. These may help with status reports and any subsequent investigations.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of questions and/or suggestions. We can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org or our hotline +49-30-2326 2327; daily 9 a.m.–8 p.m. (except 24.12 and 01.01).