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Trailer: RAUSCH 3

RAUSCH 3 continues from April, 11th!

On two weekends after the Easter holidays we will be showing our productions "Amphitryon", "Was weg ist, ist weg?" and "Ich, Antonin Artaud - Der wilde Harlekin" - rounded off by a varied supporting programme ranging from dance and workshops to parties!

Today 14.04.
15:30–17:00 Workshop

Zelal Kisin

15:30–17:00 Workshop


18:00–19:30 Theater

A collective exercise in letting go of subbotnik

"Farewell? It can also be very enjoyable, here it's downright artistic" (WAZ)

20:00–21:30 Gespräch


Heinrich von Kleist

"Anyone who (...) wants to explore an exciting new reading and experience the Kleistian essence of the play in the extreme will find it in this production." (coolibri)

"Amphitryon": Ecstatic staging

Read the review in Coolibri

Introduction Amphitryon

What does "Amphitryon" have to do with intoxication? Philipp Preuss and Constanze Fröhlich provide insights into the production.

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Was weg ist, ist weg? (UA)

A collective exercise in letting go of subbotnik

"Farewell? It can also be very enjoyable, here it's downright artistic" (WAZ)

Next activity on Sun 14.04.

Introduction "Was weg ist, ist weg?" (UA)

Listen to it

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Ich, Antonin Artaud - Der wilde Harlekin (DEA)

Nach Louis-François Delisle de la Drevetière

Translation and Editing: Leopold von Verschuer

"A frenzy of images, cheers and standing ovations for the premiere of the second Artaud play by the master director". (WAZ)

Next activity on Fri 19.04.

Review zu "Ich, Antonin Artaud - Der wilde Harlekin"

"This enlightenment still has power. The play, first performed in 1721, and its author are no longer known today. Wrongly so, as this rediscovery by Roberto Ciulli, the almost ninety-year-old theater legend, proves. Because what you see is a grandiose, intellectually sparkling evening." (nachtkritik)

Die Deutsche Bühne for "Ich, Antonin Artaud - Der wilde Harlekin"

"Eingebettet in „Rausch 3“ gelingt am Theater an der Ruhr ein großartiger Abend."

Introduction "Ich Antonin Artaud - Der wilde Harlekin"

Listen to Roberto Ciulli.

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Tanzperformance of .Dencuentro

Next activity on Thu 18.04.



Next activity on Sun 14.04.

Die Negroni-Stunde

Next activity on Fri 19.04.


Zelal Kisin

Next activity on Sun 14.04.

Was ist Ich-Identität?

A search for answers from a philosophical and socio-psychological perspective
Lecture and discussion with Peter Leitzen

on the way
Vom licht

21. April Apollo Theater Siegen

Peer Gynt

07. Mai Lessingtheater Wolfenbüttel

Vom Licht

12. Mai Stadttheater Landsberg


02. June, invited for Westwind Festival

Trailer for RAUSCH 2

a short review

Simone Thoma
Laudatio for Simone Thoma
Theater an der Ruhr • Speeches

Speech given by Jörg Schlüter on the occasion of the posthumous awarding of the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science to Simone Thoma on 3.12.2023 in the Marmorsaal of Stadthalle Mülheim.

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Voices of RAUSCH 1 & 2

"A theater reinvents itself [...] with a pounding, upbeat live music, an outstanding ensemble, a rousing reinterpretation of the ancient drama" WELT am Sonntag

"[...] So the Mülheim management team dares to do something, there has probably never been a play like this before." Welt am Sonntag

"A strong evening with an ensemble that not only gives a huge performance physically, but also - which is becoming increasingly rare - can really do a lot with the texts, finding intermediate tones and credibility in the frenzy. "Theater der Zeit   

HERE you can read more

Everything different
One season — three islands of theater

Theater an der Ruhr will be inviting audiences to three concentrated theatrical events under the heading of one theme.

In frenzy

The season 23/24 explores all mental states - from euphoric to destructive - in which the boundaries of the ego become blurred and one "forgets oneself".


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45478 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Raffelberg or Solbad

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Tel: 0208 599 01 88
Mon-Fri: 10 am - 6 pm
Sat: 11-15 h

The box office opens one hour before the performance.

1980 — 2023
1980 — 2023

Theater an der Ruhr was founded in 1980 as an alternative model, an ensemble theater of a new type.

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