Freundeskreis of the Ruhrtriennale & Club.Ruhr

The Society of Friends and Supporters of the Ruhrtriennale is distinguished by its special passion for the Ruhrtriennale that can felt far beyond the society as a result of the personal engagement of every single member. It is a body that shares the ideals of the festival and provides financial support. Its collective contribution does not stop with the significant support the society contributes towards financing selected productions: its activities on behalf of young audiences and the contributions made by every single member to making the Ruhrtriennale programme more widely known are key aims of the society.

Club.Ruhr is the Ruhrtriennale’s young circle of friends, aimed at students as well as young people in training or employment. Members are able to experience the festival together each year and also take a look behind the scenes. In addition Club.Ruhr meets every month to attend events and explore the region’s cultural institutions together.

Become a Friend, Supporter or Partner or take on a voluntary role, for example by talking to and looking after new members. Each level of support also includes benefits before and during the Ruhrtriennale as our way of saying thank you for your involvement:

As a Friend (membership fee 95 €, couples 140 €) you have an exclusive right to buy tickets in advance, the chance to attend public dress rehearsals by the Ruhrtriennale and once a year we invite you to the Prologue: an exclusive view behind the scenes at the Ruhrtriennale and an opportunity to meet the Artistic Director in person. Excursions, programme presentations and the chance to attend first night parties complete the benefit package. A special reduced tariff for students and socially disadvantaged persons who wish to become part of the community of friends and supporters makes it possible to join for as little as 20 €.

As a Supporter (membership fee 1.000 €) you will receive these additional benefits: guaranteed attendance at all premieres including the premiere to open the festival, your name in the Ruhrtriennale’s annual programme and free entry to all talks with the artists.

Membership as a Partner represents a special level of involvement on behalf of the Ruhrtriennale: for membership contributions starting at 5.000 € we will offer our thanks by crediting you by name at the venues and other exclusive benefits.

A complete list of benefits for each level of support can be found on our website.