The House

The concept of dialogue plays a key role at RADIALSYSTEM V: the combination of apparently opposed concepts leading to a result that exceeds the sum of its parts is reflected in the architecture of the building - its balanced synthesis of old and new elements, as well as the house's involvement in the interaction of culture and economy.
It is also mirrored in the artistic programmes of the house, where early music interacts with contemporary dance, classical concerts are combined with new media and visual arts meet with live performance. Willing to take risks and to experiment without an elitist attitude, RADIALSYSTEM V develops and tests new artistic formats. The basic thought of the concept of dialogue is openness (as opposed to restriction): for new forms, unconventional ideas, an interdisciplinary approach, unexpected fusions, and surprising insights.

An integral part of the venue's concept is the dialogue between culture and business. RADIALSYSTEM V is now recognized as a first-class venue for receptions, symposiums and congresses – and this success is reflected in the constant stream of room bookings for political, commercial, science and media events of all kinds. With its spacious halls, panoramic studios, the timbered sun deck and the cobbled River Spree terrace with its own landing stage for boats, RADIALSYSTEM V boasts a range of outstanding spaces that make it the ideal location for conventions, gala events and media productions.

© Photo: Reinhard Görner

Operational Concept

Development: achieved during the rehearsal phase of productions, through research, the creative process and individual work

Education: by means of seminars, artists-in residence-programmes, master classes, and the training of dancers, musicians, choreographers and children as well as cross-generational cultural events including child care

Networking: achieved through partnership with other cultural institutions, as well as with the political and business community, cultural industries, and direct contact with artists and the public

Consolidation: through the conceptualization and integration of events and the combination of fine art with modern, more popular art forms. This is made possible through the flexibility and versatility of the building and its rooms, as well as through the buildings varied and frequent use

Marketing: the house, active in the marketing of artistic productions, also uses the building as a rental space for trade shows, symposia, as well as film and television productions. It is also active in catering and gastronomy for all events held in the building.