Must-See show in Friedrichstadt-Palast: The One

The last couple of weeks, the wetter has been pretty depressive in Berlin. It has been raining quite a lot and this unfortunately forces visitors of Berlin to search for indoor-activities. Today we present an indoor-activity which will make you forget about the wetter altogether: The spectacular show “The One” in Friedrichstadt-Palast is a must-see for everybody who loves to be entertained.


The Friedrichstadt-Palast is one of the most popular revue locations in Berlin. It is located in Berlin-Mitte and can be reached by foot from station Oranienburger Straße (S-Bahn). When the weather is not so nice, it is good to know that the Friedrichstadt-Palast offers a spectacular show almost every single day of the year. You can visit this revue to see musicals, shows for children, festival galas and many other shows. The Palast is especially known for it’s fascinating stage, which can transform into different forms and pieces, which gives an additional dimension to every show.

Many fascinating Costumes of Jean Paul Gaultier (© Sven Darmer)

The One Grand Show

In October 2016, the grand opening of The One took place in Friedrichstadt-Palast. Straight from the beginning the reviews were very positive and 96% of the visitors would recommend this show to others. Especially the costumes, created by Jean Paul Gaultier, are perceived as ground-breaking in many ways. The costumes are worn by over 100 different acrobates, dancers, singers and other interesting characters. This also means the show has something to offer for everybody, even international guests in Berlin. Some songs are in German but this is not something you will be bothered about.

Another great act with many talented acrobates (© Sven Darmer)

Our personal review

Last weekend we had the change to visit The One in Friedrichstadt-Palast and we liked it just as much as most visitors. Although the show does not follow a traditional narrative, you are still being entertained for 2 hours. The show is very elegant, with many nice songs and beautiful people. We also loved the costumes, some of them made us laugh, others were very stylish and colourful. Altogether it creates a fascinating scenario on stage and you often do not know where to look because so much is going on.

One of the elegant acts in The One (© Sven Darmer)

If you have the chance, I would most certainly visit The One before it ends. Below you can read some practical information and if you want to order tickets, you can visit the official Friedrichstadt-Palast Website.

Practical Information

If you still want to visit a show of The One, you have to make sure to pick a date before the end of the May. The tickets are available starting from 19,80 Euro upwards and personally I would try to find a spot in middle and not too far in the front: Because so much is happening on stage it is nice to see the overall image. As mentioned before you can reach the Friedrichstadt-Palast easily by train when you travel to Oranienburger Straße (S-Bahn) or Oranienburger Tor (U-Bahn). The shows take about 2,5 hours and there will be a break of about 25 minutes in the middle.

The poster of the One Grand Show
One of the many characters in the One (© Sven Darmer)

The author: Job

My Name is Job and originally from the Netherlands. In 2012, a girl I met in Australia motivated me to move to Berlin. I love to share the best places, activities and events in Berlin with you on my blog.
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