ASK HELMUT proudly presents:



You pick the date, we choose the show for your SURPRISE night out.
6 hours before the event starts, at 12 am sharp, we will tell you where you're going.
2 people | 1 evening on the date of your choice
29 €
tickets included
You have a SURPRISE voucher? Redeem it now!
If you want to go out somewhere else, choose a different city for your SURPRISE.
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Here's where the SURPRISE might take you…

A theater show, a concert or maybe a film screening - everything is possible. One thing is certain: we only pick the day’s highlights. Here are our SURPRISE venues in August:
Surprise funkhaus


Unbelievably impressive interiors and a beautiful setting directly by the river Spree. Recent concerts for a SURPRISE evening: Carl Craig, Sacrelectro Live Orchester, Rhye.
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Surprise berlinerensemble

Berliner Ensemble

Don't panic! The shows in this renowned theater are sometimes subtitled. Latest SURPRISE highlights: Panikherz, Krieg, Endspiel.
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Surprise pierreboulez

Pierre Boulez Saal

From Französische Straße you will dive directly into the world of spectacular classical music. In our SURPRISE so far: Hagen Quartet & Jörg Widmann, Till Brönner, and Alina Ibragimova.
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Surprise privatclub


This cool and beautiful club in Kreuzberg specializes in selected concerts. Recently in the SURPRISE: Tracyanne & Danny and Town of Saints. This means nothing to you? Great – so there’s still room for discovery!
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Of course there are many more venues for the SURPRISE in Berlin.
Take a look at the wonderful places we might send you to!
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If you want to pick the date for the SURPRISE later or give it away as a present, the SURPRISE voucher gift wrapped in a shiny silver envelope is the perfect choice.

Taken by surprise

„Hey Helmut! I've been living in Berlin since the 90s and I know virtually almost everything. The trick with you guys is the curation. With you, one finds events that one might never have found nor valued. Brilliant idea.”
went to Turbulenzen - Festival für aktuelle interkulturelle Musik | radialsystem
„Great idea, always great events. If you have difficulties to decide where to go, it is the ideal solution (also a good deal)!”
went to ZOLA JESUS | SO 36
„The principle of surprise has a very big appeal and it will be a special evening – whether the event matches your taste or not.”
went to Melanie De Biasio | Columbia Theater

A bit more about the HELMUT SURPRISE

We can tell you this much already: Whether it’s a date night, a birthday or you're just up for a spontaneous adventure in the city – It'll be an unforgettable night! Berlin has so much to offer and that's what we want to show you.

We will take you off the beaten path: Perhaps to an intimate nightclub, where young artists are showing off their talent, or a classical movie is projected on the big screen with a new score played live. There may be even spectacular dance performances, great productions on beautiful stages or unique concerts waiting for you.

And what’s best: all you need to do is pick a date and a person to go with. We don’t need to know what you like, because you’ll always find the artists and places you love on your own. We want you to discover something exciting and new – an artist or venue you would might have never found yourself. The unexpected is great fun, an intense experience and makes for a very good story afterwards! So we look out for the most special events in unique locations. Just keep the evening free, as all SURPRISE events start at 19:00 the earliest.

But enough with all the secrecy. Be bold and wild – trust us in having a good time out. Evenings become experiences, you celebrate the moment and keep those memories with you forever.

All venues with SURPRISEs in Berlin

To provide you with a real highlight with every SURPRISE, we work with the most wonderful network of promoters, artists and venues, who love to surprise you as much as as we do. Here ist the full splendour of places a SURPRISE might take you to in the upcoming weeks:

You want to know who's behind all this?

We are editors, designers, developers, theater people, musicians and film buffs and together we are ASK HELMUT - your digital guide for cultural adventures.

We recommend the most exciting of concerts, exhibitions, cinema, dance and theater every day and very carefully select the events for the SURPRISE.

We want nothing more than to inspire as many people as possible to get off their sofa and discover new favorite artists and places out there.

Best time out.
If you have any questions,
just drop us a line: or call us: 030 23527257