GRIPS Theater is a well-known and well-respected emancipatory children’s and youth theatre, located at Altonaer Straße at Hansaplatz in the Hansaviertel in Berlin’s Mitte district. The second venue, GRIPS Theater im Podewil, is located in Klosterstraße. The theater programme reacts to the constantly changing social and political conditions. It has gained a national and international reputation, not least due to its former artistic director Volker Ludwig’s musicals for adults, such as its evergreen Linie 1, Café Mitte or the adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. GRIPS’ plays have been re-staged over 1,500 times in some 40 languages around the world.