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Events & Locations

Bochum is the heart of a region which is known as the most dense cultural landscape in Europe, in part because of its international events. Culturally exciting events and experiences make a visit to Bochum something quite special!
30 years in Bochum

STARLIGHT EXPRESS

Ever since it arrived in Bochum, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s STARLIGHT EXPRESS has been a major draw. With over 16 million tickets sold to date, it is the world's most successful musical to be staged at a single site. more...
19. - 22.7.2018

Bochum Total

The Bermuda Triangle – Bermuda3eck – rocks in the truest sense of the word: Ever since 1986 Bochum Total, one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, has been staged here every summer. more...
5.8.2018

Sparkasse Cycle Race

The participating cyclists could only wish for such a great start: the Bochum SparkassenGiro has become a top sporting event almost overnight.
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8. - 12.8.2018

Bochum Fine Food Festival

For almost 25 years now this annual gourmet cuisine festival in the heart of Bochum has presented a mouth-watering range of food and drink. more...
Ruhrtriennale in der Bochumer Jahrhunderthalle
9.8. - 23.9.2018

Ruhrtriennale

Historic buildings are a familiar backdrop for music, theatre, literature and dance – but the performances which take place at what is certainly the most unusual festival of culture in Europe are not in old castles, palaces or cathedrals. more...
Zeltfestival Ruhr am Kemander See
17.8. - 2.9.2018

Ruhr Tent Festival

A large-scale cultural festival on Lake Kemnade (Kemnader See). A world-class event in the "white city" by the lake. The line-up at the Ruhr Tent Festival changes every day. more...
Open Air Veranstaltung in Bochum mit ATB, Roman Lob und Laith Al-Deen
7. - 9.9.2018

Bochum Music Summer

The Bochum Music Summer with its typical programme mix is a festival for all generations and all ethnic groups – and it’s even free ! more...
BLACKOUT - Schlaflos! In Bochum: 8.9. - 4.11.2018

Varieté et cetera

Bochum is home to a very special sense of humour. So it’s surely no coincidence that Germany’s only variety theatre in a circus tent put down its roots here in 1999 after touring the country for 7 years.
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2. - 18.11.2018

URBANATIX

This show, created in Bochum as part of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010, is a grandiose mix between various street art disciplines and modern international arts.
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22.11. - 23.12.2018

Bochum at Christmas

Santa will be taking to the skies at Bochum Christmas market for the sixth year running. The popular Falko Traber family of artists will put on their spectacular high-wire show every day at 17.00 and 19.00. more...
16. + 17.2., 23. + 24.2., 2. + 3.3.2019

Historic Annual Market

Experience the extraordinary atmosphere of times gone by.
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Das Bermuda3Eck in Bochum, Kneipenvierteil
30.4.2019

"Stühle raus!" in the Bermuda3Eck

The open air season in Bochum gets underway with "Stühle raus!", during which the bar district is transformed into one massive street party.

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estimated 7.5. - 19.7.2019

Ruhr Piano Festival

Every year the Ruhr piano festival brings numerous pianists into the Rhine and Ruhr region – including, for instance, into the Centenary Hall. more...
19.6.2019

The UNI summer festival

Each year the Ruhr-Universität Bochum hosts a summer festival on campus. 
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29.6.2019

ExtraSchicht

Not only did the industrial age shape the Ruhr region, it also played a big part in its successful transition to a region of culture. more...
May 2020

FIDENA Festival – Puppet theatre of the nations

With a history dating back almost half a century, the Bochum FIDENA is one of the oldest theatre festivals in Germany and is a regular meeting place for remarkable puppet and figurine theatre productions from all over the world.
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