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.

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 21 April 2022!

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 members of the Freundeskreis, the festival starts earlier: at the prologue, you get a special look behind the scenes of the festival before the opening.

Dress rehearsal visits

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


With the newsletter you will receive all information about the Ruhrtriennale first.

Thank you for your support!

We would like to thank all friends of the Ruhrtriennale and especially the sponsors of 2021:

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

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.


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.


As a Friend (membership fee from 95 €/year, couples 140 €/year) you receive all membership benefits. A special reduced rate for students and socially disadvantaged people who want to become part of the community of friends and supporters allows reduced membership from 30 €/year.


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.

Here you can download the membership form: Membership form for the Ruhrtriennale Freundeskreis