February 09 to 23, 2023

Rosa von Praunheims

Die Bettwurst – Das Musical!
With Anna Mateur and Heiner Bomhard | Director: Rosa von Praunheim

Rosa von Praunheim is staging his own cult film from 1971 as a musical in the anniversary year of the BAR JEDER VERNUNFT: Die Bettwurst. In the anniversary year of BAR JEDER VERNUNFT, the renowned director, producer, author and activist of the LGBTQ movement is directing a musical for the first time shortly before his 80th birthday. The love story between Luzi, of Polish origin from Kiel, and...

Music & Cabaret

February 13, 2023

Andreas Rebers
Rumpelkinder - Schmuddelstilzchen

Rebers singt Degenhardt

Andreas Rebers is one of German cabaret’s top artists – musically ironic, evilly witty, black-humoured, very intelligent – absolutely fantastic.  In his new programme, Rebers sings chansons by the German songwriter and protest singer Franz-Josef Degenhardt. 


February 21, 2023

Notes of Berlin
Joab Nist

Joab Nist has been collecting quirky note messages in Berlin for many years and founded his collection NOTES OF BERLIN on 10.10.2010. With over 500,000 subscribers, it is now one of the most widely read blogs in this country. In April, the BAR JEDER VERNUNFT presents an exquisite NOTES OF BERLIN live show with the most beautiful, bizarre and funniest notes from Berlin and thus an unseriously...

Music Show

February 27 / May 02 to 04, 2023

„Der Mond hatte frei“
Atrin Madani singt von Liebe

On the piano: Paul Hankinson

Atrin Madani and Paul Hankinson, two world travelers in music: one a young jazz singer from Schöneberg with Persian roots and a dreamlike voice, the other, delightfully remembered by insiders as Montmorensy, a musical genius on the piano from Australia. Both are driven by a great love of love songs.   Songs by Schubert, chansons by Aznavour, songs by Burt Bacharach - they present the last...

Music & Cabaret

February 28 to March 05, 2023

Pigor singt. Benedikt Eichhorn muss begleiten
Volumen X

After nine successful and award-winning programmes plus various side projects, it would now be time for the anniversary edition - but instead of looking back, the two recognised experts of elegant spoken word are leaning pretty far out of their time window and presenting: Volume X.

Music & Cabaret

March 08 to 11, 2023

Irmgard Knef
Eine wie keine

Every day should be International Women's Day, thinks Irmgard Knef: the woman who sings and swings and boxes and bites her way through life like no other. A woman who has gone her own long way – since 1948 without her famous and already deceased sister Hildegard.   This show is not suitable for non-German speaking visitors as German language knowledge is required.

Music Show

March 12, 2023

Jack Woodhead & Boys

“I rather like to be slugged, to walk away from the poem with old wounds reopened… let the poem bruise me.” Anne Sexton Jack Woodhead’s new show “Reflections” is bruising, wounding cabaret in all its rabid, raucous, ribald splendor.  Did Jack murder his mother? Perhaps he’s just a little drunk, just a little lonely, sipping a tipple while sitting in a moth-eaten armchair in a cold flat in a...

Music & Cabaret

March 13 & June 12, 2023

Das Geld liegt auf der Fensterbank, Marie
Gleich knallt’s

When the real-life fictional couple are not having a highly entertaining conversation, they sing and dance self-composed songs, play on the light organ and perform a smartphone show. A unique form of cabaret.

Music & Comedy

March 14 to 19, 2023



It's a kind of magic! In CELEBRATION, brothers Dominik and Florian Wagner celebrate the return of live show magic. Celebrating at last, but what actually? They celebrate freedom and life, they celebrate Mozart and Helene Fischer. Every evening is a unique experience, funny and highly musical, full of magic and comedy, song and slapstick. This show has it all: pop concert feeling, classical piano...

Music Comedy

March 20, 2023

Florian Wagner
Funk You

His virtuoso piano playing is a reminiscent of a “mixture of Billy Joel and Keith Jarrett“ (Münchner Merkur), his lyrics cause “immediate fits of laughter in the audience“ (Sächsische Zeitung) and “he sings as beautifully as Michael Bublé“ (His Mom). In “Funk You“ the pianist and singer explains how Mozart would have written "Atemlos" and whether Beethoven was really deaf. 

Music Show

March 21 to 24, 2023

Sven Ratzke & Band
20th Century Songs

In a spectacular and unique way, entertainer Sven Ratzke revives the legendary music of the 20th century in his show. On his journey through the most beautiful songs of this century, he celebrates the heroes and rebels, the muses and the song birds, and masterfully leads us from decade to decade with his own songs. Together with his virtuoso band, he gives the songs the famous "Ratzke touch":...

Music Show

March 26, 2023

Songs in Beige

"The popette who made Privat Modern into her first stage programme at the Bar jeder Vernunft 30 years ago has become a high priestess of the whimsical art song. She lays down captivating variations in beige with Clara Haberkamp on the keys and Natascha Zickerick on the tuba: Heillose shock sighs in untenable times." – rbb info radio 

Music Show

March 27, 2023

Gayle Tufts & Rainer Bielfeldt

"Timeless songs by the cabaret titans of the nineties" wrote the Morgenpost: Gayle Tufts & Rainer Bielfeldt - one night only in the BAR JEDER VERNUNFT. The two were the dream team of Berlin entertainment - Gayle Tufts and the "German Elton John": 10 years, 8 shows together - some of them were sold out for months. Then, in 2003, they separated and both successfully went solo. And now, after 18...

Music & Cabaret

March 28 to April 02, 2023

Anna Mateur & The Beuys

She is groove and jazz and blues, she is humour and cabaret and comedy. She has been called a miracle voice or exceptional vocals, vocal acrobat or outstanding singer, her voice has been compared to Nina Hagen, Janis Joplin or Zarah Leander – all of this is true and still it is not enough to describe this wonder of nature. She dances, sings, screams and groans, she grunts, stomps and...

Music & Comedy

April 04 to 09, 2023

Best of – 15 Years

Rebecca Carrington and Colin Brown, are the British dream couple of musical comedy. To celebrate the fruits of their 15 years of working together, they are performing a perfectly formed "Best of" on stage. As always, Rebecca is beautiful, clever and very funny while Colin remains cool, smart and very vocal. Joe, the third member of the band, is old. And a cello. With his bow they span the entire...


April 11 to 16, 2023

Klaus Hoffmann

On piano: Hawo Bleich

Gentle guitar sounds, accompanied by Klaus Hoffmann's voice, expressive and enchanting; catchy melodies in radiant acoustic arrangements between chanson, jazz, latin and pop, interwoven with his poetic language. The fifteen new songs on the album tell their stories in the so typical Hoffmann way in wildly romantic images.

Music & Cabaret

April 17 & June 05, 2023

Chin Meyer
Dein Lovesong

This show is not suitable for non-German speaking visitors as German language knowledge is required. On piano: Claus-Dieter Bandorf


April 23, 2023

Brüning & Betancor
ICH MEIN DICH - Jazzstandards Germanized

Brüning and Betancor have been bringing the German language to new melodic heights for decades and ICH MEIN DICH sees them present their matrix on stage. Jazz standards by Monk, Miles Davis, Billy Strayhorn, Annie Ross and others. Betancor‘s tailor-made versions and the complementary compositions by East German Jazz legend Uschi Brüning, with Christian von der Goltz and Martin Klingeberg on...

Music & Cabaret

January 23 & April 24, 2023

Irmgard Knef

mit 95 noch dabei

Irmgard Knef, Germany’s most mature and oldest cabaret singer and old-school comedienne celebrates her 95th birthday with a new musical evening: Barrier-free.  Hildegard, who has long since taken leave of her sister Irmgard, would be proud of the tough perseverance of her little sister in spirit. The believable presentation of the made-up relative Irmgard Knef is delivered, as always, by the...

Music Show

April 27, 2023

Berlin Premiere

Etta Scollo

With her programme "Ora", the wonderful Sicilian singer Etta Scollo and star producer Taketo Gohara have created an album that is poetically and politically touching. "Ora" convinces with profound, committed poetry, and the musical ladle dips into many old and new sources.   Etta and her band thus create a convincing statement against the lethargy of these days, against isolation and "out of...


April 28 to 30, 2023

Georgette Dee
Georgette Dee singt

On the piano: Terry Truck

"The language of music has always been for me the greatest thing we humans have," says Georgette Dee, "music can rise above all boundaries, can penetrate everything that seems impenetrable, can create an understanding where before there was a lack of understanding - of myself, of others. Music gives me the opportunity to become happy or sad, to look at the bad and the good, to catch my breath in...

Music Show

May 05 to 07, 2023

Katharine Mehrling & Band

Katharine Mehrling says: Merci BAR, Merci Berlin! Since her BAR debut as Sally Bowles in CABARET, the exceptional artist with the "slightly smoky, a hint of absinthe voice" (rbb Kultur) has become addicted to the crackling atmosphere of the Spiegelzelt. Her first, acclaimed solo programme "Bonsoir Katharine" premiered here in 2009, followed by "Piaf au Bar", "Mehrling au Bar", "Vive la Vie" and...


May 09 to 21, 2023


Vladimir Korneev
Vladimir Korneev singt Edith Piaf

LE DROIT D’AIMER – Das Recht zu lieben

Vladimir Korneev's homage to the great artist celebrates her cry for the right to love, which could hardly be more urgent and topical in today's world affairs. 60 years after Edith Piaf's death, the actor and singer interprets her life's work in all the colours of his rich, nuanced and expressive baritone: A woman who was not a victim, but lived and loved authentically and radically according to...

Music & Comedy

May 30 to June 03, 2023

German Premiere

Rebecca Carrington
Me and my Cello 2.0

With unmistakable British humour and her one-woman-and-one-cello show, Rebecca Carrington takes a musical journey through her own music career with all its highs and lows.   Italian operas are translated in a very special way, Johann Sebastian Bach unceremoniously becomes Sting, she sings and plays her own Bollywood video, and if she has had the dream of jazzing with Miles Davis for years,...


June 06 to 11, 2023

Tim Fischer

On the 100th birthday of Georg Kreisler | Musical direction: Oliver Potratz

For the 100th birthday of the king of black humour, Tim Fischer finally lets Georg Kreisler's cats of prey out of the bag again! Under the musical direction of bassist Oliver Potratz, with Sebastian Weiß on piano and Hauke Renken on vibraphone, Tim Fischer brings Kreisler's figures to life in his musical homage and, as a kind of medium, tickles the absurd comedy out of the songs with their...

Music Show

June 13 to 18, 2023


Cora Frost
Else – Ich trage Dich immer zwischen meinen Zähnen

A rendezvous between Else Lasker-Schüler and Cora Frost: an orlandic and wondrous journey into the depths of time – a shared rendezvous between worlds and genders, between the 1920s and the 2020s.

Music Show

June 20 to 25, 2023

Sven Ratzke
„Where Are We Now“

The press and the public are of one mind: hardly any other artist comes as close to David Bowie as Sven Ratzke. Bowie personally gave Ratzke his permission to avail of his entire works. The resulting STARMAN tour was a great success.  Ratzke is now venturing once again into the universe of this musical legend – different, intimate, with only Ratzke’s voice and a virtuoso on the piano (Jetse...