The Ruhrfestspiele transform Recklinghausen into an international cultural metropolis. Award-winning and renowned directors and actors present their productions and pieces in one of the oldest theatre festivals in Europe.
Quality meets spectacular locations
Over 80,000 visitors per year are impressed with the quality of the Ruhrfestspiele. The festival does not just take place in the classic Festspielhaus, but also in unusual locations such as old industrial halls.
Unusual presentations at the FRiNGE-Festival
During the Ruhrfestspiele, the FRiNGE Festival offers the opportunity to watch unusual presentations from off-scene in the tent alongside the main building. Innovative and artistic concepts are shown outside a conventional framework.