Consequently Bochum theatre is one of the most well-known theatres in Germany and therefore a definite cultural highlight in the Ruhr area.
Bochum theatre - "Schauspielhaus" - is one of 120 theatres in the Ruhr area. Its great building holds 811 spectators and has been refurbished throughout since 2000. In 1996 Bochum theatre was upgraded to include an intimate theatre and thereby space was created for another 410 spectators. With a mix of classic and experimental theatre Matthias Hartmann has managed to position the playhouse at the top of German theatre. From the 2010/11 season Anselm Weber is the director of Bochum theatre.