About the Ruhrtriennale

The Ruhrtriennale is the festival of the arts in the metropolis Ruhr. Halls, coking plants, machine houses and slagheaps of the mining and steel industries every year become distinctive protagonists for the festival. The programme is located at the intersection of musical theatre, drama, dance, performances, concerts, installations and visual arts. Artistic Director of the Ruhrtriennale 2024-2026 is the Belgian theater director Ivo Van Hove.

History of the festival

20 years of Ruhrtriennale

On the occasion of the Ruhrtriennale's 20th anniversary, dramaturge Dorothea Neweling, who worked for the festival from 2002 to 2017, compiled a personal retrospective on behalf of the Ruhrtriennale. Dive with us into the diverse memories of the individual festival years!