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Ruhrfestspiele from May 1st to June 13 th will not take place - autumn festival in planning

The Ruhrfestspiele 2020 cannot take place as planned due to the current developments in connection with the coronavirus. The cancellation is based on the recommendation of the district and the city of Recklinghausen in coordination with the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia due to the currently valid orders to contain the spread of the coronavirus, to protect the health system from massive strains and to protect particularly endangered people from infection.

"Extraordinary situations call for extraordinary measures. In the long history of the Ruhrfestspiele there has never been a cancellation before. It is not only very bitter for the loyal visitors. A cancellation of the Ruhrfestspiele after a planning phase of one and a half years is also a deep disappointment for all employees, the artists, the shareholders and last but not least for the city of Recklinghausen. The entire Ruhrfestspiele team is therefore joining forces to find an attractive alternative. A possible postponement of a sub-programme of the Ruhrfestspiele into the autumn is currently being examined at full speed in all directions". Olaf Kröck, Director of the Ruhrfestspiele

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