These five theaters in Berlin collect the most donations

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These five theaters in Berlin collect the most donations

The theater operation is a subsidy business for every city. It’s no different in Berlin, where you can afford three opera houses. The theaters and opera houses in Berlin also collect private donations from friends, sponsors and spectators. The wealthy audience donates money through clubs and foundations and thus improves the financial situation of one or the other stage. For example, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden collects EUR 771,800 annually through a support association.

Compared to the other theaters and cultural institutions, the State Opera receives the most donations. This was announced by the Senate Department for Culture after a parliamentary request from the FDP. The document has not yet been published and is available exclusively to the Berliner Zeitung. The list shows: Big houses in Berlin get a lot. The small theaters rather little.

Berlin: Some theaters only receive a few thousand euros in donations a year

In second place among the most publicly subsidized stages in Berlin is the Deutsche Oper with 500,000 euros in donations from the association Förderkreis der Deutsche Oper Berlin. The Senate lists the Komische Oper in third place with 413,150 euros a year. Here everything runs through the association Friends of the Komische Oper Berlin.

After the opera houses, the theaters follow in the list of the Senate. The Schaubühne in Charlottenburg receives the fourth highest amount of donations: 230,000 euros a year. The Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt is in fifth place with an annual donation of 215,000 euros.

Other theaters, on the other hand, receive little money: the well-known Schlosspark Theater in Steglitz only draws on 3,000 euros in donations each year. The Theater an der Parkaue receives 3500 to 4500 euros.

Sibylle Meister from the FDP submitted the request to the Senate. You notice this inequality. But she praises the audience. She told the Berliner Zeitung: “The financing of the cultural landscape through private donations from Berliners can be an important support, especially in times of tight budgets”.

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