What is the Kit Kat Club?
Kit Kat Club is am EDM dance club in Berlin, Germany. It is famous for both its place in EDM’s history and allowing guests to engage in consensual sexual acts as they like, throughout the club. BDSM and Fetish attire is highly encouraged, but not required. The club itself has had four different homes since its inception and currently resides in the Mitte district of Berlin.
Location, Year of Establishment
The Kit Kat Club has been operating since 1994. The club was founded by Austrian adult filmmaker, Simon Thaur, and his life and business partner, Kirsten Krüger. It has had four different locations since its inception, moves have been prompted for various reasons over time. It has had a permanent home in the Berlin Mitte district since 2007, where it currently operates.
Activities, Structure & Audience
The current iteration of the club functions as most normal night clubs do, featuring three dance floors, a pool area, and bars. Guests are welcome to engage in open acts of consensual sexual intercourse or engagement. There is a strict but loose dress code, largely enforced by Kirsten herself. Guests are encouraged to wear leather, latex outfits, fetish gear and accessories, high fashion or haute couture designs, and an overall theme of kinky glamour prevails.
Kit Kat Club has been located at four different locations throughout its tenure, with the original location being at Glogauer Straße in the Kreuzberg district in the former Turbine nightclub. In 1999 it moved to one of Berlin’s more well-known nightlife districts Neues Schauspielhaus at Nollendorfplatz. In 2001, it moved to another lot in the district Schöneberg in Bessemer Straße and was the subject of repeat police harassment due to the conservative political climate in Germany at the time. The club’s current iteration resides at the former SageClub in the Mitte district, where it moved to in 2007. It is worth noting that all three of Berlin’s most fetish based clubs. Berghain, Tresor, and the KitKatClub now reside very closely together in the same district for those interested in experiencing them all.
KKC has been featured many times in mainstream media by Fox News, Vice, the BBC, and more. Over the 25 year life of the club, the emphasis on open sex has taken somewhat of a back seat as the rise of electronic music and it’s proximity to other world-renowned dance clubs has taken over. That being said it is still a regular site to see patrons engaging in all sorts of sexual activities on and off the dance floor around the club.
Related practices and fetishes
The Kit Kat Club is closely related to both in style and proximity to Berghain and Tressor. These three clubs have been instrumental in the growth of the BDSM and fetish scene in Berlin.