Berlin Spoken Word

Berlin Spoken Word

Feb 29, 2024Dec 26, 2024
Each Thursday at 7pm
Das Gift, Donaustraße 119, 12043
Entry via donation: 2-5 euros

Berlin Spoken Word is a weekly open mic night welcoming performers in any language. This event has established itself as providing a friendly and familiar atmosphere for poetry, prose, song, verse, comedy and more, and is very popular with the international community of Berlin.

A cross-pollination of poets, writers and comedians

Berlin Spoken Word (BSW) invites but is not limited to spoken word artists, poets, musicians, singer-songwriters, rappers and storytellers. The show is hosted in English, but performances in all languages are welcome! There is a weekly theme, but this is merely a suggestion and is not mandatory.

Expect to witness all kinds of curated comedy and poetry crossovers and more, full of metaphors, absurdism, hilarity and extreme sincerity. How funny can poets be? Can comedians wax poetic? Find out at Berlin Spoken Word!

All poetic experience levels are welcome at BSW, there is only one rule - no apologies, only poems!

Practical information about BSW

Here are the practical details so you can plan your night out at BSW:


  • Das Gift, Donaustraße 119, 12043, Berlin


  • Every Thursday
  • Doors and performer sign-ups open at 7pm
  • Start at 7.30pm (with two breaks)

How much?

  • Entry via donation: 2-5 euros

Good to know

  • Door policy: For latecomers, please wait for the applause between performers before entering

Performance guidelines

  • Performances last up to five minutes each
  • No racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, classism, ableism or hate speech that supports or perpetuates power structures of oppression

Plan your visit to Berlin Spoken Word

Get ready for a night out at Berlin Spoken Word. Check out the Berlin Spoken Word Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. The venue, Das Gift, is in Neukölln, which is easy to reach by public transportation.