transmediale 2020 End to End aims at a comprehensive reevaluation of networks and their limits. Learn more about the festival theme.
28 Jan – 01 Mar 2020
HKW, Volksbühne Berlin, Berghain, and Emabssy of Canada
Leaving behind a decade marked by a backlash against the Internet and the network society, the 33rd festival edition aims at a broad re-evaluation of networks and their limits. Drawing on the legacies of European critical and autonomous network cultures, it also wants to highlight alternatives to bring about sustainable social change. Read more
transmediale 2020 takes place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Volksbühne Berlin, Berghain, and Embassy of Canada.
Read more about the festival program.
The festival week of transmediale 2020 End to End starts with the opening night at HKW on 28 January 2020.
28 January, 19:00
Join us in kicking off transmediale 2020 End to End with a night full of performances, an artist talk, and DJ sets by participanting artists. Get into the full program of the opening.
transmediale 2020 takes place at various venues throughout the city.
HKW, Volksbühne Berlin, Berghain, and Embassy of Canada in Berlin.
Acitivties for Kids at Deutsches Technikmuseum
We co-present an extensive program of hands-on activities for kids at Deutsches Technikmuseum.
Until 1 March kids can control computers with bananas, build mini robots, or encrypt your name on the Enigma - the legendary cipher machine from World War II in the exhibition The Network. People, Cables, Data Streams at Deutsches Technikmuseum. More
Where to find our festival venues.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Am Wriezener Bahnhof
Embassy of Canada
Leipziger Platz 17
Plan your journey: Find possible routes to get to Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Volksbühne Berlin.
Station Hauptbahnhof (S3, S5, S7, S9, S75)
Station Bundestag (U55)
Station Haus der Kulturen Welt (100, M 85)
Station Alexanderplatz (S3, S5, S7, S9, S75)
Station Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (U55)
Station Alexanderplatz (200, 142, TXL)
To plan your journey using public transport, visit https://bvg.de/en.
If you are going by bike or by car, get directions on https://maps.openrouteservice.org.
Here you find the opening hours of HKW and Volksbühne Berlin.
Tue 28.01.2020, 19:00
Wed 29.01., 11:00 – 20:00
Thur 30.01., 11:00 – 22:00
Fri 31.01. – Sun 02.02., 11:00 – 20:00
After the Festival
03.02 - 01.03.
Mo, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun, 12:00 – 19:00
Thu, 12:00 – 22:00
Fri 31.01. 10:00 - 00:00
Sat 01.02. 10:00 - 00:00
Here you find informations about our guided tours through the exhibition The Eternal Network.
Thu, 30.01. 11:00 (EN)
Thu, 30.01. 13:00 (DE), 15:00 (EN)
After the Festival
Guided Tours every Sunday, 15:00
09.02. (EN), 16.02. (DE), 23.02. (EN), 01.03. (DE)
Short Tours every Monday, 15:00
10.02., 17.02., 24.02.
Code of Conduct
Here you find the festival's code of conduct.
transmediale wants to provide a harassment and discrimination-free festival experience for everyone. To this end, all attendees, participants, and volunteers at our festival are required to comply with our code of conduct.
Information on the festival's photo policy.
transmediale visitors may have their photo taken during their festival visit, and authorize transmediale and CTM to edit, copy, publish, or distribute these photos for purposes of documenting and publicizing the festival. In case you were photographed and would like us to delete the pictures taken of you, please contact us here.
Info Counter HKW & Volksbühne Berlin
Here you find all service informations you need to know.
Info Counter HKW
Our Info Point is located in the main foyer. Our staff is happy to help with any questions you have.
Opening Hours Info Counter
Tue 28.01. 19:00 – 22:30
Thu 30.01. 13:00 – 22:00
Sat 01.02. 11:00 – 20:00
Info Counter Volksbühne Berlin
You find our Info-Counter in the Parkettfoyer of Volksbühne. We are happy to help you.
Opening Hours Info Counter
Fri 31.01. 10:00 – 20:00
Sat 01.02. 10:00 – 20:00
Pass Counter & Pass Pick-up
Here you find how to pick up your pass and what the opening hours of our pass counters are.
Passes must be picked up at the transmediale/CTM Pass Counters; the pre-sale ticket itself does not give access to festival events. Please bring a valid document of identification at the time of pick-up (ID card, passport, driver’s license). Passes may be picked up by the authorized ticket-holder only and are non-transferable. Access to festival venues can only be granted with valid festival pass and wristband or ticket. Lost passes or tickets will not be refunded. Reduced Festival Pass holders will be asked to present their certification or student ID at the counter in order to exchange the pre-sale printout for their pass.
Pass Counter HKW
Tue 28.01. 19:00 – 22:30
Thu 30.01. 13:00 – 22:00
Sat 01.02. 11:00 – 20:00
Pass Counter Volksbühne Berlin
Fri 31.01. 09:30 – 20:00
Sat 01.02. 09:30 – 15:00
Coat Check & Lockers
We have free coat check available at HKW and Volksbühne Berlin.
Free coat check and lockers for 1 Euro available at HKW and free coat check at Volksbühne Berlin
Wi-fi is available at HKW and Volksbühne Berlin.
Please connect to the network “transmediale” to use free wi-fi during the festival.
Please connect to the network “transmediale” to use free wi-fi during the symposium.
Where to find power plugs in case of need.
In case you need to charge your phone or laptop, you can find power plugs in the basement and at the pillars in the main foyer.
You find power plugs in the main foyer close to the windows.
Eat & Drink
Here you can find options for drinking and dining.
At HKW you can find the restaurant Weltwirtschaft and the Hirschfeld Bar. Please not that credit or debit cards are not accepted (cash only). These are independent catering companies, which do not operate under the direction of transmediale. At Hauptbahnhof, within a walking distance of 15 minutes, there are plenty of additional food options open every day.
You can enjoy snacks and drinks at the bar's and the Parkett-Café. The bar's open on Friday and Saturday at 10:00 and close at 00:00. Also, there are many Cafés, Restaurants, Delis, and Grocery Stores close by the theatre.
Where to find ATM's close to our venues.
The nearest ATM can also be found at Hauptbahnhof (approx. 15 minutes walking distance).
The nearest ATM is in the U-Bahn Station Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz altough there are many ATMs in the area of the theatre.
Here you find informations about the accessibility of the entrances at HKW and Volksbühne Berlin.
Our festival venue HKW has barrier-free, stepless entrances to the main foyer. Other barrier-free entrances are located on the west and north sides of the building. The entrances to the main foyer on the south side of the building have wheelchair-height intercom systems.
The lower foyer and the main stage are wheelchair accessible via the main entrance. For structural reasons, the Sternfoyer, as well as the Roter and Grüner Salon are not wheelchair accessible. The Volksbühne Berlin has wheelchair seating at the main stage only. People accompanying visitors with disabilities (and with the “B” stamp in the official ID card) enjoy free admission.
Here you find informations about the accessibility of the facilities at HKW and Volksbühne Berlin.
A barrier-free elevator in the main foyer leads to the basement, upper foyer and auditorium. Another elevator on the upper foyer level leads to the roof terrace. The elevators are equipped with tactile writing.
Barrier-free toilets and all gender restrooms are located in both the basement and on the upper foyer level.
Baby Changing Facilities
Changing facilities can be found in the restrooms located in the short hallway of the upper foyer, on the left side of the coat check and pass counter, and in the restrooms on the lower foyer next to the Café stage.
There is one accessible, gender neutral restroom in the Parkettfoyer on the right side.
With the E2E Pass you can experience the whole program of the 2020 edition of transmediale. The E2E is sold out.
The E2E Pass grants access to all transmediale events (with the exception of the Student Forum) and the CTM & transmediale collaborative discourse program To Go Beyond and the CTM & transmediale Berghain Night In-Between Ends. You will also be able to register for our activations for free. The E2E Pass grants unlimited access to the exhibition during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, please purchase an extra ticket.
transmediale + CTM Connect Pass 2020
Experience transmediale 2020 and CTM 2020 together with our Connect Pass. The Connect Pass is sold out.
The transmediale + CTM Connect Pass gives you access to most transmediale and CTM events, excluding the following exceptions: transmediale Student Forum, CTM 2020 Opening Concert on 25 January, Technosomatics workshop on 29.1., Hildur Gudnadottir's Chernobyl on 29 and 30 January, Robert Henke's CBM 8032 AV on 29 January, Drops and Seeds by Prumsodun Ok, Ana Maria Rodriguez, and Fred Pommerehn from 31 January to 2 February, and other concerts TBA. Also the transmediale workshops need pre-registration. The Connect Pass grants unlimited access to the transmediale exhibition The Eternal Network during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, you need to purchase an additional ticket.
With the transmediale + CTM Connect Gold Pass you can visit all CTM and all transmediale 2020 events with the exception of the transmediale Student Forum. Please not that all transmediale workshops require pre-registration. The Connect Gold Pass grants unlimited access to the transmediale exhibition The Eternal Network during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, please purchase an extra ticket.
Please note: As some CTM and transmediale festival locations have a limited capacity, access cannot always be guaranteed. We suggest to arrive on time to avoid disappointment. Access to CTMs nighttime events cannot be granted for persons under 18 years of age.
If you are only interested in visiting the conference program, our Symposium Pass is for you. Our Symposium Pass is sold out. We have Day Passes available at the door.
With the Symposium Pass you can visit the two-day symposium on 31 January and 1 February and get unlimited access to the exhibition The Eternal Network during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, please purchase an extra ticket. Reduced Symposium Passes are available as well.
We will also have a small contingent of Symposium Day Passes available at the door only.
Film & Video Pass
To visit only the Streaming Life Film & Video Day, get your Film & Video Pass.
With the Film & Video Pass you can visit the Film & Video Day on 30 January and get unlimited access to the exhibition The Eternal Network during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, please purchase an extra ticket. Reduced Film & Video Passes are also available.
Student Forum Pass
Are you a student or a student group and plan to visit transmediale 2020? Expand your festival experience with our Student Forum Pass.
The Student Forum Pass gives you access to the Student Forum and to the exhibition The Eternal Network during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, please purchase an extra ticket. Additionally, students can register for a thematic tour of the exhibition.
Not sure whether you're eligible for a reduced price? More information here.
Reduced Symposium Passes and Film & Video Passes are available to students, those officially serving German Federal Voluntary Service (BFD), people receiving social welfare or persons with disabilities (at least 50 v. H. MdE). Individuals with disabilities may also bring an accompanying person to the festival; please contact us via email@example.com beforehand. Children up to 15 years of age have free admission.
Anyone who is not eligible for a reduction but cannot afford to buy a full-price pass may apply as a volunteer to receive a free pass in exchange for their help. You can apply to volunteer here!
To visit the exhibition The Eternal Network, purchase your Ticket here.
CTM & transmediale Night – Berghain Ticket
To enjoy the entire program of In Between Ends – CTM & transmediale Night at Berghain, get this Ticket. The event is sold out.
Future Worlds of Entanglement – Ticket
You can enjoy the screening and performance Future Worlds of Entanglement: Eternity Be Kind & AIDOL 爱道 at Volksbühne Berlin, with this Ticket.
With this Ticket you can enjoy Future Worlds of Entanglement: Eternity Be Kind & AIDOL 爱道 on 1 February at Volksbühne. This event is included in the E2E Pass, Connect Pass, and Connect Gold Pass. Be aware that this events is not included in the Symposium Pass.
Videoblogging before YouTube – Ticket
You can enjoy the lecture Videoblogging before YouTube at HKW with this Ticket. The tickets are sold out.
Telematic New World – Ticket
You can enjoy the short film screening including the subsequent talk Telematic New World at HKW with this Ticket. Our tickets are sold out.
Autonomous Pirate Machinery – Ticket
You can enjoy the lecture Autonomous Pirate Machinery at HKW with this Ticket. This event is sold out.
Present.Perfect. – Ticket
You can enjoy the screening and subsequent talk of Present.Perfect. at HKW with this Ticket. The tickets are sold out. You can get a small contigent of tickets at the door.
Passes and tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged via our team. We are working with TicketSwap to ensure a safe place to resell your e-tickets.