We have a dedicated contact person for those with questions about visiting CTM Festival as a person with special needs. This person can provide information about venue accessibility, or programme details relating to volume, lighting effects (stroboscope), or any other condition that could affect sensitive individuals. Please contact us at accessibility[at] for more information.

Specific Accessibility Info for CTM 2020

Wheelchair/Reduced Mobility

Please also note that all CTM venues except Studio 1 at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Griessmuehle Room 2, and Paloma Bar) are wheelchair accessible. For elevator and further accessibility enquiries at the Bethanien, please ask at the Info Countery. Venue staff can be asked for help with regards to mobility and elevator usage. The CTM exhibition opening (on Friday 24.1.) is traditionally very full, which may also present mobility problems for wheelchair users. More information on accessibility at Berlin’s Botanic Garden can be found here.

We offer free access for an accompanying person for holders of a ”Schwerbehinderten Ausweis mit Kategorie B” card. Please get in touch with us in advance to make arrangements. Likewise, if you are unable to pick up your pass at Kunstquartier Bethanien, please get in touch with us.

Handicapped parking spaces can be found near radialsystem, HAU1, and HAU2 – more information and exact locations are available via their accessibility sections (both in German and in English).

Persons taking public transit may check the current status of elevators at the subway stops nearest each venue, via the BVG (both in German and English). The CTM Venue Map is also available online.

Visibility & Lighting

Strobes will be in use at the following events:

29.-30.1. – Betonhalle – Chernobyl
30.1.–1.2. – radialsystem – Inferno
31.1.–1.2. – Betonhalle – Deathprod: Occulting Disk

Strobes may also be used during club nights. Many of these events are also very loud; hearing protection will be available at the bar or coatcheck.


Our team shares a wide pool of languages between all of us – please ask our staff if you require assistance in a language other than English and German and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note that CTM’s daytime discourse programme takes place in English.

Free Events at CTM 2020

A number of CTM 2020 events are offered free of charge:
"HLLW HWL" installation, 24.1.–13.2.2020, daadgalerie
Interstitial Spaces exhibition, 24.1.–15.3.2020, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
Research Networking Day programme on 26.1.2020 at Kunstquartier Bethanien (Studio 1)
Discourse programme and Ableton Workstation from 27.1.–1.2.2020 at Kunstquartier Bethanien’s Projektraum
Sound Bath Medtiation with Lucy on 29.1.2020, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (limited capacity, first come first served)
Professional Speed Dating session on 30.1.2020 at Moxy Hotel

Reduced Tickets

Reduced tickets are offered for all concerts at HAU1 and HAU2. Please check eligibility via their ticket prices page (in German or in English). Reduced tickets are also offered for Drops and Seeds at radialsystem, please check eligibility via their website in German or in English.

Online Access

CTM’s daytime Discourse programme in the Studio 1 room is documented in audio/video, and in audio-only in the Projektraum. Over the last few years, we have been sharing as many of the talks, presentations, and discussions as possible via the CTM SoundCloud and YouTube channels after the festival.