Ticket office and other advance booking offices

Note on the availability of tickets for this year's Ruhrfestspiele
Due to the current pandemic situation, performances will be digital only through May 31. Tickets are currently available for purchase for all digital performances and the live performances beginning June 1.
The ticket contingent for the live performances starting June 1 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.

The ticket office is open!

Since Tuesday, May 25, the card office at Martinistraße 28 in downtown Recklinghausen is open to the public again during regular opening hours. Please keep in mind that you will need a certificate according to GGG guidelines to visit the card office. GGG stands for "Vaccinated - Tested - Recovered". All information about this and everything else concerning Corona and your visit to the Ruhrfestspiele can be found here. Likewise, masks are mandatory in the ticket office (medical or FFP2).

Ticket office of the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen
Martinistraße 28
45657 Recklinghausen
Phone: +49 2361 9218-0
Fax: +49 2361 921818

opening hours
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 1,5 hours before the performance.

Online sales
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
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.

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.