Ruhrtriennale Freundeskreis & Club.Ruhr

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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.


The Club.Ruhr is the young Freundeskreis of the Ruhrtriennale. The members experience the festival together every year and take a look behind the scenes. In addition, Club.Ruhr also meets outside the festival for excursions to events and explores the cultural institutions in the region together. Club.Ruhr is open to anyone between 18 and 35 who is interested in participating in cultural activities together - regardless of whether you are studying, working or doing an apprenticeship!

You can find more information about the activities of Club.Ruhr here.
You can reach Club.Ruhr at the e-mail address

Register for the Club.Ruhr newsletter!

Become a member

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.

Please send the completed registration form by e-mail to

Your benefits

  • Exclusive presale

    Buy your tickets for the Ruhrtriennale already one week before the official presale start. This year, members of the Freundeskreis can already purchase tickets on 20 April 2023!

  • Personal presentation of the festival programme

    At the annual members' meeting you will get an insight into the Ruhrtriennale programme before everyone else and have the opportunity to meet the artistic director and artistic team of the Ruhrtriennale in person.

  • Invitation to the prologue

    For the Freundeskreis, the festival starts earlier: at the prologue you get a special look behind the scenes of the festival before the opening. This year you can experience the dress rehearsal of the opening production of the Ruhrtriennale 2023.

  • Dress rehearsal visits

    Visit public dress rehearsals of the Ruhrtriennale together with members of Freundeskreis.

  • Members' Newsletter

    With the newsletter for members you will always be the first to receive all information about the Ruhrtriennale.

Thank you for your support!

We would like to thank all friends of the Ruhrtriennale and especially the sponsors of 2023:

Ingeborg El Dib
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Grönemeyer
Ursula Müller
N. N.
Dr. phil. Bernhard Wiebel