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23.08.-14.09. 23.08.-14.09.

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S wie Schädel

In this production by Kunstfest Weimar and Theater an der Ruhr, Roberto Ciulli and Eva Matthes explore texts by Navid Kermani in a scenic reflection. 

The play is a co-production with the Stadttheater Fürth, the Kleist-Forum Frankfurt (Oder), the Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen.

Premiere: August 21 at Kunstfest Weimar

Fri 23.08.
20:30–22:00 Theater

Sophokles / Roland Schimmelpfennig


After a fantastic, exhilarating season, we don't want to rest on our laurels, but are constantly striving to improve and have therefore designed an audience survey. We would be delighted if you would take the time to participate.

RAUSCH is over

Here is a small excerpt from our explorations.

Art is peace

"All good art contains something alien, something we cannot completely understand and yet at the same time do understand, in a way. It contains a mystery." To mark World Theatre Day 2024, the Norwegian Nobel Prize winner for Literature, Jon Fosse, has written a text that we would like to share with you in these times of violent conflict.

"Amphitryon": Ecstatic staging

Read the review in Coolibri

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."

"A theater reinvents itself - outstanding ensemble - captivating"

Welt am Sonntag, 03.09.23

"These 90 minutes are like an essence of Ciullis' theater - fantastic, surreal images."

WAZ, 03.09.23, "Ich, Antonin Artaud - Le Mômo" (UA)

Ich, Antonin Artaud – Lê Momo (UA)

A review of Dorothea Marcus at Deutschlandfunk Kultur for the premiere of Roberto Ciullis latest play.

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Voices of RAUSCH

"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

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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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