The Friedrichstadt-Palast sure knows how to entertain. During our brief trip to Berlin, we got the chance to see The One Grand Show. If this is the first time on our website, know that we love a good spectacle. We travelled to Paris for a weekend just to see the Opera, and we went on a Tokyo itinerary in search of some of the best shows in Japan. Yet, in our travelling years together, we have never seen something more spectacular and explosive than The One Grand Show at the Friedrichstadt-Palast. So what should you expect from such show, is it really as “Grand” as they want you to believe?
What is the Friedrichstadt-Palast
For a century, the Friedrichstadt-Palast has been synonymous with big shows and incredible entertainment. Some of the biggest names in show business have made an appearance at the legendary Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre including Shirley Bassey, Joe Cocker, Phil Collins, Udo Jürgens, Hildegard Knef and Liza Minnelli.
And the best of it all? Friedrichstadt-Palast is home to the world’s biggest theatre stage. We had the privilege of going backstage before our spectacle, where we saw where the magic happens. From large rooms reserved for make-up, through impressive halls full of costumes to a maze of corridors which tell the secrets of how a show comes together. Once you understand the tremendous amount of work which goes into the creation of a spectacle, you can’t ever look at the lights without imagining several people working in tandem to make everything work to perfection. It’s not an easy job.
Friedrichstadt-Palast looks stunning with a gorgeous foyer and elegant staircases. This magnificent show palace can also be rented for events, concerts, meetings and conferences, exclusive receptions with catering service or your very own personal event.
Lucky for us, we can visit the theatre and enjoy the beautiful architecture and interior decor during an extravagant show such as The One Grand Show.
Getting to the Friedrichstadt-Palast
The Friedrichstadt-Palast can be easily reached by public transport.
Line U6, directly at U Oranienburger Tor
Friedrichstraße station (S1, S2, S25, S5, S7, S75 and regional rail transport), five minutes by foot
Oranienburger Straße station (S1, S2, S25), five minutes by foot
Line 147, get off at Friedrichstraße/Reinhardtstraße
Line 142, get off at Torstraße/U Oranienburger Tor
Lines M1 and 12, get off at U Oranienburger Tor
Line M5, get off at S Oranienburger Straße, five minutes by foot
The One Grand Show Trailer
The One Grand Show at the Friedrichstadt-Palast
So what should you expect from such show, is it really as “Grand” as they want you to believe? The answer is… YES, YES, YES! A million times YES. The One Grand Show in Berlin was the most incredible spectacle we’ve ever seen. So stop reading this and buy your tickets here.
Ok, now you should continue reading to get even more excited about the show. The premise is that The One Grand Show is a love story which gets a little dreamy and trippy at some point during the show. The protagonist is looking for The One, and he is allowing his imagination to run wild. We then get to see his dreams which are vibrant, vivid, colourful but also intense and sometimes a little scary.
[Photo: Tobias Schwarz / AFP]
The costumes for The One Grand Show were designed by Jean Paul Gaultier.
With more than 750,000 guests to date, the production has smashed all records. The New York Times recommends the Palast as “must-see” during every visit to Berlin. Lonely Planet raves about the “Glamour à la Las Vegas”.
[Photo: Sven Darmer]
The One Grand Show has music, visuals, acrobatics and dancing. Everything about The One Grand Show will take your breath away and you will be left wanting more. It’s a spectacle so incredible, you wouldn’t want to miss it during your trip to Berlin. In fact, I’d even go as far as to recommend booking a trip to Berlin for The One Grand Show alone.
[Photo: Sven Darmer]
We cannot wait to see what the Friedrichstadt-Palast will show next and we will sure be back to be left amazed, once more.
[Photo: Sven Darmer]
Ready to book your tickets? Head over to the official Friedrichstadt-Palast website and book your tickets. Prices start from as little as 19.80EUR per person.
Practical information: Friedrichstadt-Palast offered us two tickets for The One Grand Show in exchange for an honest small review included in our Berlin guide. However, we loved the show so much, that we decided to create a dedicated article just for its review. It was the best show we’ve ever seen! Everything written in this article is honest and transparent. All our opinions are our own.