Spielzeit 26.08. - 09.10.


  • Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

    _ The Ruhrtriennale’s »Festival Centre« and principal venue
    _ Was created in 1903 on the site of the Bochumer Verein as a central gas power plant and gradually extended to its current size of 9000 square metres
    _ Was converted for the festival in 2001, being extended with glass foyer and backstage area

  • Gebläsehalle, Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord

    _ Founded by August Thyssen in 1902 as a smelting works
    _ Wind for smelting the iron in the furnace was produced by four electro-turbojets which have been preserved to this day
    _ Incomparable atmosphere in the almost sacred hall and convoluted ante-chambers

  • PACT Zollverein, Essen

    _ Former pithead baths for the largest mine in the Ruhrgebiet
    _ Was in service from 1907 to 1986 and equipped for 3000 miners
    _ Since 2002 »Performing Arts Choreographic Centre NRW of the Tanzlandschaft Ruhr« (PACT)

  • Maschinenhaus, Essen

    _ part of the former Carl mining complex which was founded in 1855
    _ Original location of the steam engine to drive the pithead cage
    _ The »Initiative Zeche Carl« prevented demolition and obtained a preservation order for the entire site

  • Maschinenhalle Zweckel, Gladbeck

    _ built in 1909 by the Royal Prussian State in typically mabitious representative style
    _ former electricity generating centre of the mine complete with preserved compressors and generators
    _ partly-preserved mural paintings and an internal gallery reveal Jugendstil elements

  • Lichtburg, Essen

    _ Legendary cinema from 1928
    _ Restored in 50s style in 2003
    _ Germany’s largest film palace with 1250 seats

  • Gasometer Oberhausen

    _ Built in 1929 as Europe’s largest telescopic gas holder
    _ Spectacular exhibition venue since it was reopened in the mid 90s.
    _ Europe’s highest exhibition space

  • Turbinenhalle at the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

    _ Built in 1895
    _ Initially produced wind, later electricity
    _ Historic turbines from the 30s and 50s

  • Dampfgebläsehaus at the Jahrhunderthalle

    _ Provided wind power for blast furnaces
    _ Wooden bridge crane is protected monument

  • © Annette Jonak, Anne Lochmann


    _ Casablanca, Bochum
    _ Eulenspiegel, Essen
    _ Astra, Essen
    _ Filmforum, Duisburg