Membership in the Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Bühnen; transmission of information

The Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Bühnen grants pension benefits in old age, in the event of occupational disability and to surviving dependents. For this purpose, it requires certain information from the new member.


The Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Bühnen (VddB) is responsible for German theaters. It offers (predominantly) artistically active employees of German theaters additional insurance coverage in addition to the statutory pension insurance in the event of old age, occupational disability and death.

Compulsory insurance begins at the same time as employment with (predominantly) artistic activity at a member stage and ends when the stage employee leaves the employment relationship or no longer receives remuneration despite continuing the same.

In order to verify compulsory membership, data must be submitted via the questionnaire for verifying the requirements for compulsory membership.

During periods in which members of the stage are not employed, they may continue to be insured voluntarily after having previously been compulsorily insured.

For certain artistically self-employed professional groups, there is the possibility of voluntary insurance.


You have a dependent employment relationship with a member stage and perform an artistic or predominantly artistic activity for remuneration.


The compulsorily insured persons are registered with the VddB via a member portal by their employers who are member stages of the VddB.

At the beginning of the membership in the VddB, the questionnaire for the examination of the requirements for the compulsory membership has to be filled in by the new member and sent to the VddB. The completed questionnaire (see under "Forms") can be sent by mail or electronically (see under "Online Procedure").

The member will then receive a membership notice from VddB by mail.



Processing time

few days


Online procedures


  • none


Objection, and if necessary, after unsuccessful objection proceedings, action before the administrative court.

Links to more information


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