Digitales Ruhrfestspielhaus FAQs

Here you will find information and frequently asked questions about Ruhrfestspiele digital!
You can find our Digital Ruhrfestspielhaus here.


Note: If you enter the link to the Digitales Ruhrfestspielhaus "digital.ruhrfestspielhaus.de" manually, please omit the "www".

The Digital Ruhrfestspielhaus is our new digital venue where you can experience exclusive premieres and performances, interactive live formats, concert highlights, panel discussions, artist talks, readings, spectacular circus and much more online!
Under the link digital.ruhrfestspiele.de you will find a virtual festival atmosphere from the beginning of May.
Currently, our Digital Ruhrfestspielhaus is still under construction, as soon as it can be explored, we will inform you here and on our other channels!

We have done our best to transfer our diverse live program to our Digital Ruhrfestspielhaus. Until May 21, there will be numerous digital performances to see, ranging from pure watching to active participation: exclusive premieres and performances, interactive live formats, concert highlights, panel discussions, artist talks, readings, spectacular circus and much more!
Whether young or old - the Young Ruhr Festival has also developed great digital formats and is represented, among other things, with its workshops in the Digitales Ruhrfestspielhaus. The information of the Young Ruhr Festival can also be found separately here.

The formats in the Digital Ruhrfestspielhaus are at least as diverse as our programming and are offered as livestreams, on-demand offers as well as zoom formats in a wide variety of variations.

You can find all dates in our schedule. With a click on the button "Buy tickets" you will get to our webshop, where you can buy your ticket. The ticket will then be sent to you by e-mail or post. You will find the code you need to enter the digital performance on your card. With this you get a one-time access to your selected digital performance.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to buy a ticket during the running performance!

From the start of an on-demand performance, tickets can only be purchased via the ticket office at or by phone on +49 2361 9218-0.

You can get the ticket for the regular price of 15 Euro, reduced* for 7,50 Euro. For 22.00 euros you get the ticket at the promotional price - we would be very pleased about your special support in this case! In addition, the Digital Ruhrfestspielhaus will also feature freely available, i.e. free, formats. Please feel free to inform yourself about this in our playbill!

*All information about discounts can be found here.


Basically, with the purchase of a ticket, you acquire the possibility to play the digital performance on a digital device, for example your computer. If you want to watch the digital performance with more than one person, you have the possibility to purchase a support ticket. However, the purchase of the support ticket does not allow you to watch the performance on multiple devices (for example, on your computer and smartphone at the same time).

Of course you can - if there are still contingents available - also buy a ticket for your desired event in the evening or on the day itself, quasi at the box office! However, you should definitely allow about 15 minutes for the booking and registration process. Please make sure that you specify the "print@home" option in the shopping cart so that you receive your ticket by e-mail directly after the booking process. Unfortunately, it is not possible to buy a ticket during the running performance! From the start of an on-demand performance, tickets can only be purchased via the ticket office at or by phone on +49 2361 9218-0.

All digital performances will be available in our Digitales Ruhrfestspielhaus at digital.ruhrfestspiele.de. The streams will be put online about an hour before, so you can already arrive from then on to unlock your booked performance with the code on your ticket. Be sure to select the correct event. It may be that several events are running simultaneously in our Digital Ruhrfestspielhaus.

In a livestream, the performers act live on stage or in our studio and you join them live, just like in a real theater experience. The stream starts at the announced time. You cannot rewind during the livestream.

From the start of an on-demand performance, tickets can only be purchased via the ticket office at or by phone on +49 2361 9218-0.

It may happen that two performances run in parallel in our Digital Ruhrfestspielhaus. Make sure to select the correct event at the beginning!

Information about the technical details of our Digitales Ruhrfestspielhaus can be found here.

If you need further assistance, please contact our support team. You can reach them one hour before the respective event starts at .

Please note that tickets for a live event cannot be used directly for the corresponding digital event, but must be exchanged. To do so, please contact the ticket office at or by phone +49 2361 9218-0.

You can also find further information here.

Please note that tickets for a live event cannot be used directly for the corresponding digital event, but must be exchanged. To do so, please contact the ticket office at or by phone +49 2361 9218-0.

You can also find further information here.