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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 out more here:
Junge Triennale & Safe Space
The Junge Triennale gives children and young people the opportunity to experience art and culture and to make it themselves. Within the current project #nofear the project location Safe Space in Duisburg-Hochfeld was created, a creative meeting place for young people. Artistic workshops take place here, some of them in cooperation with the surrounding schools.
Results of the workshops can be found in the digital exhibition #nofear: on air!
Folgt uns auf und !
Und hört in unseren rein.
#NOFEAR: SAFE SPACE
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Safe Space will remain closed until further notice.
The youth group Safe Space Teens meets (currently digital) every Tuesday at 16-18 hrs. Young people from 12 years of age who would like to take part can register 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
Project management #nofear and Junge Triennale dramaturge
Project staff and contact person for schools
FSJ Culture 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
- Festival Archive