Artistic commitment & working spaces

The fabrik Potsdam - International Center for Dance and Movement Art - is both a house for professional dancers and dance companies as well as a place, for all who want to see, understand and experience dance.

Dance performances by young dancers and worldwide renown choreographers, the residency program, the Potsdamer Tanztage as a yearly International Festival for Contemporary Dance, workshops and regular classes for bodywork and dance (for amateurs, professionals, children, and adults) form the profile of the fabrik Potsdam.

The fabrik Potsdam is a place, where dance is explored, produced and communicated. The Artists in Residence program gives artists the chance to work on new ideas on and about dance. These are often the starting point for the development of new concepts for productions, teaching methods, techniques and more. The making of dance pieces is also an important part of the fabrik Potsdam's mission. Artists are given space to realize their ideas and the fabrik supports them wherever possible. 

The theater, the café, the garden, and studios 1 & 2 (Studiohaus) are well equipped for guests with mobility restrictions. The detailed information on accessibility can be found here.

Artistic approach

fabrik Potsdam's vision provides artists a place to work, learn, teach, research, rehearse, perform, and interact with other artists and the community. It also provides artists a place where they experience freedom, utilize resources, and are part of an international network. This vision makes available to the community a place, where it comes in contact with dance, in every aspect. Here discourse, involvement, and exchange, seeing, experiencing, learning, and enjoying are all parts of the artistic experience.

fabrik Potsdam:

fabrik moves

fabrik moves gUG was founded in 2017 as a subsidiary of fabrik Potsdam with the aim of developing national and regional network projects, special projects with a focus on dance production for young audiences, mobile dance formats, qualification programmes and structures for regional networking in and for contemporary dance. Among other projects, it is responsible for the TANZPAKT programme explore dance – dance for young audiences in cooperation with K3 Hamburg and Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich, DiR – Dance in Residence in cooperation with TanzWERKSTATT Cottbus and was responsible for the special programme Dancing future – BAUHAUS 100 as part of the Potsdamer Tanztage 2019.
The explore dance project was awarded the FAUST Innovation Prize in 2019.


fabrik Halle | © Clemens Porikys

Big stage & fabrik Club

The big stage has an audience capacity of max. 189 seats. The seats can be removed to create a single big space.

Technical information:
Stage: 12 x 12 m
Hight: 5.50 m

For further technical information please contact the technical director Ralf Grüneberg: 

fabrik Club is a small stage behind the main stage, without audience seats, for concerts and music events.

fabrik Cafe | © Frenkelson

Café & Garden
fabrik Café and fabrik Garden are open during performances on stage but also for special events its space like concerts, lecture demonstration etc... Next to the café, fabrik Garten is a Biergarten with an open-air stage and a music program. A volleyball court and a playground for kids are located next to fabrik Garden.

Studiohaus | © Clemens Porikys

The Studiohaus opened in 2008 in a former stable. It is equipped with 4 Studios and is located 200 m from the main fabrik building. It offers a wide range of classes and workshops as well as working spaces for artists in residence. The studios can be rented for rehearsals, depending on availability.