About the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

The story of the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum begins in 1902, when the hall served as an exhibition hall for the Bochumer Verein für Bergbau und Gußstahlfabrikation (Bochum Association for Mining and Steel Casting) at an industrial and trade show in Düsseldorf, the “small world exhibition”. The monumental steel construction was transported from the Rhine to the Ruhr over the winter of 1902/1903 and assumed its function as a gas power station in the heart of the steelworks. The gas power station processed the blast furnace gas and supplied the plant and surrounding settlements with energy for over 60 years. 100 years after its construction in Bochum – on 30 April 2003 – the Jahrhunderthalle, which was extended by a functional porch and is now a listed building, was given a new purpose as an “assembly hall for art” (Gerard Mortier) during the opening of the second season of the Ruhrtriennale.

  • Introductions

Directions and arrival

Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
An der Jahrhunderthalle 1
44793 Bochum

  • Public transport and KombiTicket
  • Directions
  • Bike rental metropolradruhr
  • Accessibility at the venue

  • Access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Audio description and haptic tour
  • Hearing support
  • Sign language translation
  • Festival team on site
  • Events at this venue
    20.00 Music theatre Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
    • 18.00 Festival Centre An der Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum


    11.00 Festival Centre An der Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum
    16.00 Music theatre Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
    • 12.00 Festival Centre An der Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum


    12.00 Literature Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
    18.00 Dance Vorplatz Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, Museum Folkwang