General Information


Emotions, empathy, cultural emergence: Learn more about transmediale 2019.

31 Jan – 03 Feb 2019
HKW, Berlin

The upcoming festival edition will focus on the role of emotions and cultural emergence within digital culture. One of the key questions of transmediale 2019 is “What moves you?,” referring not only to an emotional response but also to the way how affect becomes mobilized as a political force today. Read more


The kick-off of the upcoming festival edition — our opening night on 31 January 2019.

transmediale Opening Night
31 Jan 2019, from 19:00
HKW, Berlin

Join us for the opening night of transmediale 2019 — even without a pass or ticket: the admission is free. The full program of our opening night will be published in January.

Student Forum

Two days of participatory and educational formats, immediately preceding the festival.

transmediale Student Forum
29–30 Jan 2019
HKW, Berlin

Participatory and educational formats play a significant role at transmediale 2019: Already before the festival officially opens, the new Student Forum starts. It aims to expand and deepen the festival visits undertaken by student groups.Read more

CTM Festival 2019

Explore Persistence — the anniversary edition of our partner CTM Festival.

CTM Festival – Persistence
25 Jan – 03 Feb 2019
Various venues, Berlin

Our partner festival is turning 20: Under the title Persistence, it will examine the aesthetic and societal potentials and pains of perseverance, and of its opposite: the transient and the provisional. Read more

Vorspiel 2019

A joint pre-festival program of transmediale & CTM Festival.

Vorspiel 2019
18 Jan – 03 Feb 2019
Various venues, Berlin

On 18 January 2019, our joint pre-festival program Vorspiel kicks off, unfolding all over the city throughout the next two weeks. The admission is free; participating venues and the program will be published soon. Read more



From keynotes to performances to screenings: We offer tickets for single events. To avoid queues and sold-out events, we recommend to buy tickets online but you can also purchase them on-site at HKW.

transmediale & CTM Performance 2019

Once again we have joined forces with CTM Festival to present two performance evenings at HKW.

Actress + Young Paint (live AI/AV) on 1 Feb and 2 Feb


Get tickets for our keynotes and keynote conversation.

Free Events

Curious about transmediale?

As every year we also have a number of free events for everyone to join at HKW. You can find them listed in our schedule.


transmediale Pass 2019

The pass you need to experience the 2019 edition of transmediale.

transmediale Pass – 80 €
transmediale Pass [Reduced] – 65 €

transmediale Passes grant access to all transmediale events, excluding workshops (which require pre-registration) and the transmediale/CTM performances by Actress + Young Paint (live AI/AV) on 1 February and 2 February 2019. Tickets for the performances are available here.

transmediale + CTM Connect Pass 2019

Get access to events of transmediale and CTM Festival 2019 with our Connect Pass.

transmediale + CTM Connect Pass – 150 €
transmediale + CTM Connect Pass [Reduced] – 140 €
transmediale + CTM Connect Gold Pass – sold out

transmediale + CTM Connect Passes grants access to most CTM 2019 and transmediale 2019 events, excluding the following exceptions: CTM 2019 Opening Concert at HAU1, The Mantis live performances by Nik Nowak and Kode9 at Halle am Berghain, Israel Martínez – Love and Rage at DAAD, Lightning Bolt at Festsaal, the CTM/transmediale collaborative concerts at HKW, the programme at MONOM in 4DSOUND, and the transmediale workshops which require pre-registrationand.

transmediale + CTM Connect Gold Passes grant access to all CTM and most transmediale 2019 events with the exception of transmediale workshops which require pre-registration.

Please note: As some CTM and transmediale festival locations have a limited capacity, access cannot always be guaranteed. We suggest to arrive on time to avoid disappointment. Access to CTMs nighttime events cannot be granted for persons under 18 years of age.

Passes for Student Groups

Planning a student group visit to transmediale 2019? Get in touch with us.

As in previous years, we at transmediale offer special prices to student groups consisting of five people or more. Please reach out to for more information.

Day Passes

Not here for the whole festival? These are our day passes.

Reduced Passes

Not sure whether you’re eligible for a reduced price? More information here.

Reduced festival passes are also available. We offer them to students, those officially serving German federal voluntary service, people receiving social welfare, or persons with disabilities (at least 50 v. H. MdE). Individuals with disabilities may also bring an accompanying person to the festival; please contact us via beforehand. Children up to 15 years of age have free admission. Anyone who is not eligible for a reduction but cannot afford to buy a full-price pass may apply as a volunteer to receive a free pass in exchange for their help.

Pass Pick-up

Everything you need to know about when, where, and how to pick up your pass.

Passes must be picked up at the transmediale / CTM Pass Counters; the pre-sale ticket itself does not give access to festival events. Please bring a valid document of identification at the time of pick-up (ID card, passport, driver’s license). Passes may be picked up by the authorized ticket-holder only and are non-transferable. Access to festival venues can only be granted with valid festival pass and wristband or ticket. Lost passes or tickets will not be refunded. Reduced Festival Pass holders will be asked to present their certification or student ID at the counter in order to exchange the pre-sale printout for their pass.

Opening hours of the Pass Counter will be communicated in January.

Getting There

Adress & Opening Hours

Where to find our festival venue — and when we are open.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

Opening Hours:
31 January 2019, 19:00
(Opening – free admission)
01–03 February 2019,10:00–00:00


Plan your journey: Find possible routes to get to Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

By S-Bahn
Station Hauptbahnhof (S3, S5, S7, S9, S75)

By U-Bahn
Station Bundestag (U55)

By Bus
Station Haus der Kulturen Welt (100, M 85)

To plan your journey using public transport, visit

If you are going by bike or by car, get directions on