Where turn-of-the-century Berliners once amused themselves "In the Tents", pitched in the greenery of the Tiergarten park between today's chancellery and the House of the Cultures of the World, stands the TIPI. A festive theatre space under a billowing canopy, the TIPI combines a unique ambience and a pleasant atmosphere with exciting entertainment and exquisite cuisine. This canvas cabaret is one of Berlin's most exeptional venues.
The name the directors Lutz Deisinger and Holger Klotzbach chose for the theatre has a simple description: TIPI is a tent, even though Berlin's TIPI doesn't have the classic pointed roof or smoke flap. In the language of the Dakota 'ti' means 'to live' and 'pi' means 'to use', which perfectly describes the 'home from home' we want to offer both artists and audience.
The blue-lined theatre space has 480 seats, almost all of them at tables. The TIPI catering offers a selected choice of dishes complementing both the season and the programmes, together with an excellent wine list. The enchanting tent architecture, covering 800 square metres with a height of 8 metres at its highest point, gives rise to a unique atmosphere for events of all kinds. The technical equipment is state of the art. In summer our beer garden with occasional barbeques and a good view of the Reichstag is especially inviting.
Chanson, cabaret, variety, dance, circus, musical comedy... Every evening the TIPI hosts well-known German with sophisticated programmes of intelligent metropolitan entertainment. Also international formations like the hilarious Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain', the crazy Comedy-Flamenco-Show Olé as well as the Venetian quick-change artist ENNIO appear in TIPI regularly. The spectrum of performances ranges rom new discoveries like the Australian comedy-stars The Umbilical Brothers to Caledon, the powerful-voiced tenors from Scotland or from the odd Rainald Grebe to the acting and singing star Gustav Peter Wöhler and many more. Next to that readings and sparkling single performances by show stars like Dieter Hildebrandt or Alfred Biolek take place.