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Online Program

Corona has lamed the cultural industry - at least on the surface. But there has been a big increase on the web. The Goethe-Institut Myanmar presents here a selection of online offers of German and international cultural institutions: creative and innovative cultural artists reach the whole world!

Kultur digital erleben© Goethe-Institut Myanmar/pixabay


Museum Island

In the historical centre of Berlin, in the Spree Island, there are five museums in the immediate vicinity. They are among the most important sights of the city. Click through the virtual tour!

Städel Museum

The Städel Museum has developed a wide spectrum of digital offers you can use quite independently of your visit to the museum – at home or out and about, on your desktop, tablet or smartphone. Take advantage of our comprehensive digital initiative to experience 700 years of art, free of charge and wherever you like.

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ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

The ZKM is at home in the digital world. Through its orientation, the Center for Art and Media is equipped to expand its exhibitions and events into digital space. Every week, the followers of the ZKM channels Facebook and Twitter can expect a comprehensive program of art, culture and society. 

Fine Art
Kunstsammlung NRW

The website of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen offers a wide range of digital art experiences: the new K+ Digital Guide to the Picasso exhibition, podcasts, videos, the Collection Online and much more.

Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2020

The Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie offers a virtual tour through the temporarily closed exhibition venues of the Biennale, which otherwise takes place in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen am Rhein and Heidelberg.


Berliner Philharmoniker - Digital Concert Hall

The Philharmonie Berlin is closed during the pandemic, but the Berliner Philharmoniker will still play for you - in the Digital Concert Hall. The orchestra invites you to visit its virtual concert hall free of charge for 30 days.

​United We Stream

During the pandemic, United We Stream shows the entire range and diversity of Berlin's club scene on one channel. Every day at 19:00 CET, live streams start with DJ sets, live music and performances. It is also a platform for discussion rounds, lectures and films on club-cultural topics.

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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

On the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg's YouTube channel you can find classical, jazz, pop and world music concerts in full length.

Staatsoper unter den Linden

Every day at 12:00 CET (in Myanmar: 4:30pm), the Staatsoper Unter den Linden publishes a video from its programme, which is online 24 hours a day. The Video on Demand programme runs until April 19, 2020.

Classical Music

The Gewandhaus Orchestra broadcasts together with Accentus Music weekly recordings of performances to enable participation in its cultural offerings during this time of privation.

Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux Jazz Festival would like to bring a little magic into your home! They have made over 50 Festival concerts available to stream for free, including performances by  Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple, Carlos Santana, and more. This offer is free for 30 days.


Tanz im August

The stage program of the 32nd edition of the international festival Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, will not take place in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tanz im August team is currently developing a Special Edition 2020 with an alternative programme in digital space. In cooperation with artists*, international festivals and partners*, works from various fields of contemporary dance will be presented.

Berliner Festspiele on Demand

The "Berliner Festspiele on Demand" site shows films, recordings of stage art and much more. Three "Starke Stücke" from the Theatertreffen 2020 and 2019 can be seen until the end of July. Not only the plays themselves are the content of the videos, but also how the editing from stage to screen is realised with the help of image direction.

Pina Bausch
Palermo Palermo

The play "Palermo Palermo" by Pina Bausch was first performed in 1989. Shortly after, the film was shot. The digitized and restored film version can now be seen on the website of the Pina Bausch Foundation.

Performing Arts Festival Berlin

Until further notice, the contributions and documentations of the events Performing Arts Festival Berlin@home are available on Demand and invite you to explore them. The festival took place online between 19th and 24th May 2020.


Telefonkanon © She She Pop (Ausschnitt)

Impulse Theater Festival

This year the theatre festival will take place online between 4 and 14 June 2020. Some productions will be subtitled in English. A simple registration is required to access the event. It is worth taking a look!


The Schaubühne is expanding its online programme under the name " Zwangsvorstellungen" (obsessive-compulsive performances) with additional recordings from the video archive and original contributions + German-language first releases - often with English subtitles. Available daily: 6:30pm-00am CET // Myanmar: 11pm-4:30am.

HAU - Hebbel am Ufer

Until further notice, HAU Hebbel am Ufer is moving its program to the Internet under the hashtag #HAUonline. Thus, selected pieces of Spy On Me #2 went online. Digital live concerts, podcasts and performances will follow. Have a look as well on their youtube channel!


Haus für Poesie

With a professionally produced online program, the Haus für Poesie continues its in-house program online. On the new #kanalfuerpoesie, a video or audio program will go on air every Monday at 7:30pm CET (Myanmar: 00:00am).


On this page, German authors read ten pages from their novels on video.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

"Lakonisch Elegant", the culture podcast of Deutschlandfunk Kultur, is about pop culture, film and feuilleton debates, literature or high culture. Deutschlandfunk Kultur also offers other podcasts.

Online Program of the Goethe-Institut

Illustration of a woman and two men with colourful styles Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut's global cultural calendar

Kulturama brings international culture into your living room: house concerts live from Buenos Aires, puppet theatre from the kitchen or live acts from the Berlin club scene. Organizers enter their events and open them to international audiences. Spectators can find dates and support artists with donations. Together and in solidarity through this time.

Drawn picture; 2 people sit next to each other, inbetween them plays a radio Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Time to Listen

The project “Time to listen” presents a collection of stories - told by storytellers from all genres of art, from all over the world.

Day-Afterthoughts in your head © Kitty Kahane

Reflections on a post-corona-time

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole? Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to our present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.

Illustration of a child and a young adult infront of a computer Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut


Bored at home? Check out our fun and interesting free online offers which you can easily discover from the comfort of your own couch. Play, listen, read, test your knowledge – happy exploring!

Spotify Playlist

Das Goethe-Institut auf Spotify

Electronic music, German pop or podcasts? From classical music to kraut rock – from feminism to football: On our Spotify channel you can find a large selection of playlists. Music lovers of all ages will find  the right music for every mood and interesting information about the German music scene.