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Laboratories & Workshops

We offer you various labs and workshops in which you can playfully try yourself out on and behind the stage. While the workshops offer you the opportunity to get a taste of different areas of theater work, in the labs we work together to create a play that will be performed in front of an audience. The rehearsals of the labs take place at least once a week and include intensive rehearsal blocks. Participation is free of charge.

Lab I

15 young people from Lab I have been developing a new play entitled "Trick or treat" since January 2024: It's October. Halloween is just around the corner again. High season for all scary characters as they prepare to spread fear and terror. The supreme discipline: making people scream. Everyone has their own method. But the sinister world is upside down: the scary characters no longer want to fulfill expectations. They are always expected to show their worst side. But how do you free yourself from the expectations of others?

Premiere: Sat, 02.11.24 at 7 pm

Directed by: Sarah Kranenpoot



Lab II

PREMIERE on May 12 at 7 p.m. / Ruhrorterstraße 108-110

"Let them hear chaos" - Performance with lyrics by Kae Tempest.

Kae Tempest's album "Let them eat chaos" is an angry call to action, against social injustice, against brutalization and political violence, for more empathy, togetherness and hope in chaos. Based on this album and other poems and songs by Kae Tempest, the youth from Lab II improvised and created a wild collage of texts and sounds. Chaos becomes audible and tells of divine, young, old, fictional and experienced stories. "The stories are there, just listen."

Directed and performed by: Julia Meschede

Assistant director: Ava Janßen

Sound design: David Eisenblätter

Performing: Jaimy - Fleur Bartholomeus, Nils Julian Fock, Konrad Gorski, Paul Masur, Fatemeh Zahra Pirhadi, Jolie Sieger, Sivashgana Sivarasa, Jan Thiel



Lab 3 is aimed at young adults. The current group is working on "Mario and the Magician" after Thomas Mann. The premiere is on FR, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Probebühne 1 Ruhrorter Str.108-110 45478 Mülheim an der Ruhr. Further dates: SU 3 December 7.30 pm/ FR 8.12. 7.30 pm/ SU 10.12. 7.30 pm.

Open lab

For all from 16 years

For all who want to get to know the theater, in all its angles and facets. Pure theater air! Here you can participate in everything from joint visits to plays/conversations with theater experts to exciting acting courses and creative workshops in make-up and costume. The individual dates with topics are always announced early among the course participants. This course is open and you can join at any time.

Direction & Registration: Julia Meschede


Are you interested in our theater workshops? For current workshop dates and further information, please contact our contact persons.

Plays form the labs

Labor I: Ein (neues) Drama

A film project for the love of theater

Der Sandmann

E.T.A. Hoffmann

Mario und der Zauberer

After Thomas Mann


Lab I: Happy Town
Wenn das Glück am schlafen ist

A play development of Junges Theater an der Ruhr


Film-Lab: Risperdal

A dark coming-of-age thriller