Your trip to Ruhrtriennale

The Ruhrtriennale - the festival of the arts - will take place in 2023 from 10 August to 23 September. Under the direction of director Barbara Frey, halls, coking plants, machine houses and slagheaps of the mining and steel industries will become distinctive protagonists for the festival. In the monumental industrial architecture, contemporary international artists enter into an inspiring dialogue with the locations. The programme is located at the intersection of music theatre, drama, dance, performance, concert and visual arts.

Discover the festival and the region and experience unique moments at the Ruhrtriennale 2023! Here you will find tips and information for your travel planning. We are also happy to help you personally with individual requests and questions.

weekend packages

ZEIT trip 2023

International, diverse and yet rooted in the region: that is the Ruhrtriennale, which invites contemporary artists to perform in the monumental industrial architecture of the Metropole Ruhr. Factory halls, coking plants, machine houses, slag heaps and wastelands of the mining and steel industries are transformed into impressive venues at the intersection of music theatre, drama, dance, performance, concert and visual arts. Every late summer, the show presents current developments in the international art and culture scene.

With the exclusive ZEIT trip from 17 to 20 August 2023, you will experience, among other things, Sergei Rachmaninoff's "The Great Evening Praise and Morning Praise op. 37" presented by the Chorwerk Ruhr and you will be present at the Burgtheater Vienna's guest performance when the curtain rises on William Shakespeare's masterpiece "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - staged by the Ruhrtriennale's artistic director Barbara Frey. Music expert Ralf Tiedemann accompanies you on your journey to the Ruhrtriennale.

Find out more about the planned programme of the trip directly from our partner ZEIT Reisen.

Travel highlights

Opening reception Ruhrtriennale 2022
Opening reception Ruhrtriennale 2022 | © Caroline Seidel


Other activities in the Ruhr area

There are many other highlights of the region to discover around the Ruhrtriennale. Combine your visit to the Ruhrtriennale with a trip to one of the numerous museums or learn more about the exciting history of the region:


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