Ruhrtriennale - experience THE festival of the arts in the Ruhr region

The Ruhr region becomes a showcase of international art for six weeks as part of the Ruhrtriennale. The venues range from former power plants to industrial halls, turbine rooms, and coal towers as well as mine dumps, brownfield sites from mining and the steel industry, leading you on an exciting journey into the realm of the arts. The focus of the Ruhrtriennale is on the Bochum Century Hall (Jahrhunderthalle) with its adjacent blast furnace and turbine hall. Interesting installations and eager activity await you even in the outdoor area.

Ruhrtriennale – an artistic embrace of the region

Whether music, dance, or acting, Ruhrtriennale has something for everyone’s taste. Artistic leadership of the festival changes every three years, and a different leitmotiv is in place every year - in other words there is no shortage of innovation. Artists from across the world search for common dialogue and present interdisciplinary premières, premières within Germany, and new productions. Discover the uniqueness of these post-industrial locations that are interpreted anew through art.

Important information at a glance

At several locations within the Ruhr region

Tickets for Ruhrtriennale can be obtained by calling +49 (0)1806 18 16 50*.

All information regarding the festival can be found on the Ruhrtriennale website.
*(€0.20 per call from German landlines; mobile phone rates max. €0.60 per call).