Between Duisburg, Bochum and Dortmund

Fri, 18 – Sat, 19 August 2023

This weekend you have the choice: experience a unique programme in the former industrial halls of Duisburg, Bochum or Dortmund, combined with a trip to the Pappelwaldkantine right next to the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum.

At the beginning of the weekend, the eagerly awaited world premiere of Georges Aperghis is on the programme: In the Gebläsehalle of the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord you will experience the world premiere of »Die Erdfabrik« – a universal-intimate chamber music theatre of the senses, primal feelings and thoughts.

On Saturday you can take a little time out in the atmospheric Pappelwaldkantine in front of the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum before choosing: Either attend the German premiere of »Skatepark« by Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen at the Jahrhunderthalle or take the shuttle bus from Bochum's main station to Dortmund. There, the Chorwerk Ruhr will make the sacred-looking Art Nouveau machine hall of the Zeche Zollern resound with Sergei Rachmaninoff's »All-Night Vigil«.

Your Festival Package

Fri 18 August 7 pm
Die Erdfabrik
Gebläsehalle, Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

Option 1
Sat. 19 August
6 pm: Dinner at the Pappelwaldkantine at the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
8 pm: Skatepark, Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

Option 2
Sat. 19 August
5 pm: Dinner at the Pappelwaldkantine at the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
approx. 7 pm: Departure shuttle bus to Dortmund
9 pm: Abendlob und Morgenglanz, Zeche Zollern, Dortmund

For additional activities around the festival package, information on reductions and further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


This year we are happy to host you again in the legendary poplar grove, in front of the Bochum Jahrhunderthalle, where all kinds of regional and vegetarian delicacies will be served. Grab a drink, unwind and feel welcome in this special location created by Dexter Red. Here, you can get together with the artists, the festival team and hungry passers-by, and share your thoughts and experiences before or after the events.


Are you interested in a group trip to the Ruhrtriennale? Benefit from our special conditions for groups! For all information on the programme, discounts and booking options, please contact:

Franca Lohmann
Head of Marketing & Sales
Tel: +49 (0) 234 97 48 33 72