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Advance booking is open - we are in propositions and rehearsals for:
01.03.-20.04. 01.03.-20.04. 01.03.-20.04.

Theater, concerts, discourses, workshops, installations, parties, theater tours


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 Sat 09.03.

Fri 08.03.
19:00 Art trail
19:00 Art trail
19:00 Virtual Reality
19:00 Art trail
20:00–21:30 Konzert

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

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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 Thu 21.03.

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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Heinrich von Kleist

Next activity on Fri 15.03.

Introduction Amphitryon

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

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Escaping Helden­platz (UA)

Mixed Reality Experience

Nach Thomas Bernhard


Next activity on Thu 21.03.

Introduction Escaping Heldenplatz (UA)

A conversation with Dominik Meder, Simon Kubisch, Maria Vogt and Sara Sabri from KGI.

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International Music


Next activity on Fri 08.03.



Next activity on Sat 16.03.


Tanzperformance of .Dencuentro

Next activity on Thu 18.04.

Endorphin Session

Workshop with Bettina Nampé and Christopher Collings

Next activity on Sat 09.03.

Wie wollen wir leben?

Time for a new awareness.

Gerhard Gründer, Psychiatrist and psychotherapist

Next activity on Sun 10.03.


Next activity on Sat 09.03.



Next activity on Sun 14.04.

Die Negroni-Stunde

Next activity on Fri 19.04.


Interactive laboratory kitchen

Next activity on Fri 08.03.


Oneironautica II und AUTO_NOMOS

Next activity on Fri 08.03.


Ink in Milk and Dream One

Next activity on Fri 08.03.

Foyer Installation

Was weg ist, ist weg?

Next activity on Fri 08.03.

Guided Theatre Tours

Next activity on Sat 16.03.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed


Next activity on Sun 10.03.

Tanz der Derwische

Mohammad Saado Kharouf

Next activity on Sat 16.03.

Traum & Bewusstsein

Guest: Stefan Klein, science journalist and author

Next activity on Sun 17.03.

Cimabues Weg nach Rom

Lecture Performance von Gernot Wieland

Next activity on Sun 24.03.


Zelal Kisin

Next activity on Sun 24.03.

Was ist Ich-Identität?

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

Next activity on Sat 13.04.

Trailer for RAUSCH 2

a short review

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

Delivered 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 Marmorlsaal of the 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".


Akazienallee 61
45478 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Raffelberg or Solbad

Theater box office

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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