Welcome to our professionals zone, where professional dancemakers can find all the information you’ll need about attending Tanz im August 2018!


To receive accreditation, you must be currently working professionally in the field of dance. You will receive a discount code via email which you can use to book your tickets online. Subject to availability, you will be able to buy one ticket per production at the reduced price.

Accreditation form

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The new format Toast ’n’ Talk is specifically aimed at professionals and journalists. On three festival Fridays we offer a platform for interchange in a casual atmosphere, away from the time pressure of the evening events. Accompanied by wake-up coffee and fresh toast, short moderated conversations with festival artists in the Bibliothek im August (HAU2) are an invitation to meet and network.

17.8. + 24.8. + 31.8.,11:00 | Bibliothek im August

Festival Centre

The Festival Centre at HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2) is the meeting place for artists, audience and festival-makers to dance, converse and hang out. It contains the library – Bibliothek im August – the box office for tickets, the infocounter and the WAU café and restaurant for food and drink. When the weather is fine the deckchairs are unfolded, and there are parties on the weekends. This year a temporary pavilion is being designed for the centre by the Berlin architectural office c/o now, who not only realise projects in Germany, Austria and Norway but are also active in the field of urban research and architecture.

You can find the current WAU menu at:

The box office is located in the Festival Centre in HAU2.

Opening hours:
Up until 31.7: Mon–Sat 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. (except public holidays)
From 1.8: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. daily

Box offices and waiting lists for sold-out events open one hour before performances begin.

More information

  • Festival Programme 2018

    Download the festival programme booklet and festival calendar 2018 here.

  • Hotel

    As in previous years, we will once again be working with our partner hotels in the direct vicinity of the performance venues in HAU Hebbel am Ufer. For more information about booking your stay please download the following document.

  • Bus transfers

    The start times of all events are planned to enable you to attend multiple events on a single day. The time between the performances is based on the time required to travel from one venue to the next via public transport.

    The festival bus allows you to travel free of charge between selected festival events and venues using your event ticket. There is no need to book. Following the events, the bus will depart from the venue exit.

  • Orientation

    This year, for the second time, our Welcome Guide will be available as a digital map, allowing you to bring up routes to event venues, restaurants, cafés with wifi, and tourist attractions, all in the blink of an eye. The Tanz im August team has also included a few special Berlin tips for you in the map.

    To the Welcome Guide

    Berlin boasts an extensive public transport network. Even at night, you can get around the city safely and easily, with a range of different forms of transport available. You can find further information on the webpage of the BVG.

  • Audience Engagement

    It is our pleasure to be able invite you to participate in our diverse range of audience engagement activities. These activities take place in a range of formats, including the Meetings of Minds, Meet the Artists and On the Sofa, with most of them taking place after the performances. The program and this year’s focus topics are all in our festival program.

  • Tanz in Berlin

    Are you interested in seeing other dance events in Berlin in addition to those in the Tanz im August program? The event calendar from tanzraum berlin includes all the important information, and not just for summer, but 365 days a year.

  • Étape Danse

    Sat 25.8. | 11:00 | fabrik Potsdam
    Artists in residence

    Étape Danse – the German-French artist-in-residence format of fabrik Potsdam in cooperation with La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, Théâtre de Nîmes and Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse /Institut Français Deutschland – invites each year in August two choreographers/companies and gives them the opportunity to work on new projects in Potsdam. On August 25, 2018, they present in an open studio first results of their residencies.

    DANYA HAMMOUD (F/LBN): Continent

    OPEN STUDIO: Sat 25th August, 11:00, with brunch and talk. 

    From 9:30 Coffee and Croissants at Café WAU
    Start 10:00 am at Café WAU, Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin Kreuzberg
    Way back 15:00 pm at fabrik Potsdam, with transfer to Tanznacht Berlin programm
    Reservations for bus shuttle (until August 22): +49 (0)331 2800314 /

    More information


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