Arkaoda was founded in Kadikoy, Istanbul in 1999. Over the past 20 years, it has developed into one of the most vital cultural spaces in that city, providing a meeting place for the curious and a home for progressive art and music. During those years, strong connections evolved with a like-minded community in Berlin and the idea was formed to bring this spirit to a second home.
The breadth of arkaoda’s programme is unparalleled among venues of its size in Berlin, showcasing not only DJs and live music acts but also visual artists, dancers and performers of all backgrounds and disciplines. Aside from music and food, previous events include photography exhibitions, workshops, readings, drag performances, flea markets and others.
Arkaoda is now established as an important part of the city’s nightlife, a valued social hub in our neighbourhood and a respected music venue with a strong connection to Istanbul, which is something to be cherished in Neukölln. We are committed to moving forward with an expansive new programme of music and art, launching more creative initiatives, continuing to challenge our audiences, and strengthening our bonds with the growing community of musicians, artists and small local businesses that make up our family..