• Kindergartens & Schools

The one-hour workshops on site and online via zoom are free of charge up to a certain quota. You are welcome to book workshops of one or more hours from 60 euros (per hour) beyond the quota. Please register here: palais.populaire@db.com or +49 30 20 20 93 19

In addition, we develop individual offers for welcome classes in which art and language (German) are in the focus. We are happy to offer special tours and workshops for classes with blind, deaf, visually impaired, and hearing impaired students and in simple language for every exhibition. To tailor all offers to the needs of your class or group, please contact us directly at +49 30 20 20 93 19.

Opera Opera. Allegro ma non troppo

  • Workshop for kindergarteners and 1st and 2nd graders

    Masks On!

    Protective masks protect you and others—we’ve known that since the coronavirus pandemic began. But if we put on a masbrink that covers our whole face, we can be someone else, can transform into a fantasy creature, an animal, or a superhero. Many of the artists featured in the exhibition also find such a transformation and spectacle exciting. We look at selected artworks together and listen to sounds and music. Afterward, we think about who we want to be and how we can represent this in a mask drawing or using different materials.

    © Photo: Berliner Figurentheater

  • Workshop for 3rd to 6th graders

    Bring Your Dreams to the Stage!

    In the opera and theater, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad stories are told. Together, we go on a tour of the exhibition and discover works of art in the form of a miniature theater, silhouettes, or sculptures that look like a chandelier and a bed at the same time. We learn more about their meaning, listen to sounds and music. Afterward, the children will be encouraged to put their own worlds, dreams, and fantasies into a drawing, which will then be performed as a stage set.

  • Workshop for 7th graders and up

    About Love, Deception, Murder, and Forgiveness

    Almost every child knows The Magic Flute, and famous Italian opera arias are sometimes used in coffee or pizza advertising. Opera reflects the drama of life: love, deception, murder, forgiveness! The fascination for music, performance, fashion, and stage design is shared by many contemporary artists. After a joint tour of the exhibition, students will discuss selected works in light of today’s video and social media worlds.

    © Photo: Vanessa Schmidt

  • Children’s book reading and workshop for 1st to 3rd graders


    May 9 and 16, 2022
    9 – 10:30 am

    The Opera Opera exhibition revolves around theater and opera. The award-winning children’s book Die Tode meiner Mutter (The Deaths of My Mother) by Carla Haslbauer also focuses on stage and drama. In the course of a single day, Mama undergoes many a transformation: Sometimes she’s very quiet, sometimes loud and quick-tempered. During the day she plays with the children, but in the evening she changes into a stunning opera singer. Sometimes the children are allowed to attend the performances, and all of them are deeply impressed by her terrible and beautiful deaths. Tell the wonderfully illustrated story as picture theater and bring your own scenes to the stage in the subsequent theater workshop.

    In cooperation with the bookstore Krumulus

    Photo: »Die Tode meiner Mutter« von Carla Haslbauer © 2021 NordSüd Verlag AG, Zürich/Schweiz

  • Workshop for 4th to 6th graders at the Berlin State Opera and the PalaisPopulaire

    On Stage!

    June 15, 2022
    9 – 11 am

    Many artists love opera and theater. It is not uncommon for them to design stage sets or make costumes themselves. To begin with, we will take a look at the large stage of the State Opera—without any singers or actors. But how did the artists featured at the PalaisPopulaire depict the stage in sculptures, videos, and photographic works? After a short exploratory tour of the exhibition Opera Opera, we will transform our own ideas into creative stage designs made of board, paper, cardboard, and recycled materials.

    In cooperation with the Berlin State Opera

  • Exhibition expedition for 1st to 3rd graders


    July 4, 2022
    9 – 10 am, and 10:15 – 11:15 am

    Free exhibition expedition with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

    The Opera Opera exhibition revolves around opera, drama, film, and performance. Since music always plays a major role in all of them, the Berliner Philharmoniker and the PalaisPopulaire invite children from 5 and older to a musical exhibition expedition. A visit to the exhibition becomes a first concert experience with children invited to participate, but also to listen and watch.

  • Free Teacher Training No. 22.1-103693

    May 4, 2022
    4 – 5:30 pm

    The PalaisPopulaire offers a customized teacher training course for each exhibition, which is recognized by the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family. Teachers are invited to learn more about the interdisciplinary approaches to teaching art as well as music and literature in an age-appropriate way and to integrate them into the school context.

    Registration via: www.fortbildung-regional.de