Note on the availability of tickets for this year's Ruhrfestspiele
Due to the current pandemic situation, performances will be digital only through May 20. Tickets are currently available for purchase for all digital performances and the live performances beginning May 21.
The ticket contingent for the live performances starting May 21 will be more limited this year than we would like. Nevertheless, our claim is to be able to fulfill your ticket wishes as best as possible and in a fair way. Tickets for the digital performances are also limited. After booking, you will receive a ticket with a personalized code by mail or e-mail for the performance in the Digital Ruhrfestspielhaus. You can find more information about the Digital Ruhrfestspielhaus here.
Until further notice, advance ticket sales will only take place digitally and by telephone!
The ticket office at Martinistraße 28 in downtown Recklinghausen and the planned second ticket office at the Ruhrfestspielhaus are currently not open to the public.
Mo– Fr: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sa: 10:00 – 2:00pm
Via the programme on www.ruhrfestspiele.de, by e-mail to or directly in the webshop at www.ruhrfestspiele.de/webshop. After a one-time registration as a customer, you can log in to our webshop using your e-mail address and a password to book your ticket(s). After selecting performance and seats, you can pay with your credit card, by instant bank transfer or PayPal. After your succesfull booking you can print your ticket(s) using the print@home option or save them onto your smartphone. Upon admission, you show your printed ticket(s) or online ticket on your smartphone. You can also choose to pick up your ticket in person or have it sent to you by mail. Vouchers can also be purchased via web shop.
Please provide your credit card information when ordering the card. The corresponding amount will be automatically debited from your credit card after the booking is completed. Due to the shortened advance booking period, the option to pay by bank transfer will no longer be available in 2021.
Wheelchair spaces are available in the venues of the Ruhrfestspielhaus, Festspielzelt, Theater Marl and Stadion Hohenhorst. For more information, please contact the ticket office. For wheelchair spaces and accompanying tickets, please book in advance through the ticket office.
Ticket office of the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen
- closed to the public until further notice -
Phone: +49 2361 9218-0
Fax: +49 2361 921818
Mo–Fr: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sa: 10:00am – 6:00pm
The ticket office is not occupied on Sundays and public holidays. Ticket requests received via fax or e-mail during closing hours will be processed on the following working day.
The box office opens one hour before the performance.
Further advance booking offices
- Please check with the respective advance booking offices on site for the respective opening status and any associated conditions -
In the nationwide advance booking offices, the advance booking and system fees may vary.