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14. August — 25. September 2021
07. May 2021
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06. May 2021
The Safe Space becomes the High Field
26. Apr 2021
About the Ruhrtriennale
Every year, the Ruhrtriennale — the festival of the arts — invites contemporary artists* to perform in the monumental industrial architecture of the Ruhr metropolis. Halls, coking plants, machine houses, slag heaps and abandoned lots of the mining and steel industry are transformed into impressive production and performance venues that make the festival unmistakable. The Ruhrtriennale, with its centre in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, brings together musical theatre, drama, dance, performances, concerts, installations and visual arts and invites you to meet artists from all over the world and the region. The director of the Ruhrtriennale 2021–23 is the Swiss theatre director Barbara Frey.
Special thanks go to the sponsors, patrons and friends of the Ruhrtriennale. Without them we couldn't realise such an ambitious programme. Since 2005, the Ruhrtriennale Freundeskreis has been one of the most loyal companions* of the festival. It sees itself as a community of art enthusiasts who are actively involved in the festival and want to experience the cultural landscape of the region together. The friends* of the Ruhrtriennale share the passion for the artistic creations of their festival. Would you also like to become part of this community? Find more information in this .
The Junge Triennale gives children and young people the chance to experience and make their own art and culture.
As part of the #nofear project, the creative meeting place Safe Space was created for young people in Duisburg-Hochfeld for one year. You can find the project results from the Safe Space in the digital exhibition #nofear: on air! at
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The Safe Space Teens youth group meets (currently digitally) every Tuesday at 4-6pm. Teens age 12 and up can contact us at or on our social media channels @jungetriennale. The offer is free of charge.
Schools from the Ruhr area that are interested in a long-term cooperation with the Junge Triennale can find out more at
Projektleitung #nofear und Dramaturgin Junge Triennale
Project staff and contact person for schools
FSJ Kultur Junge Triennale
#nofear is funded by the Mercator Foundation.
Welcome to the press area of the Ruhrtriennale 2021–23. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, would like an interview or would like to be added to our press distribution list.
Head of Press
Here you will find current press material for the Ruhrtriennale.
The Ruhrtriennale is regularly on the lookout for seasonal helpers, extras and culture-loving employees. You can find current job advertisements here
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