The Bochum theater scene is rich with culture and history. From orchestras to plays and the famous musical Starlight Express, you are certain to find plenty of cultural offerings to fill your time.
Bochum Symphony Orchestra
This Bochum theater is a widely-renowned cultural institution. In 1996-1997, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra (Königsallee 15) became the first German orchestra to receive the “best concert program” award from the German Association of Music Publishers. Each performance is structured around a specially-chosen theme and are wildly popular with both the locals as well as tourists.
Starlight Express Theater
For over fourteen years, the Starlight Express Musical (Stadionring 24) has been a staple of the Bochum theater scene. It is regarded as the most successful musical in the world. In this time over nine million people have experienced the Starlight Express, which features twenty-four actors on roller skates. Come and see what the fuss is about for yourself!
Open-Air Theater Wattenscheid
This Bochum theater, as you may guess, offers its visitors out-of-doors performances of comedic and children’s performances. The Wattenscheid Theater (Parkstraße) is a perfect way to experience the local culture on a warm summer evening.
Thürmer Concert Hall
If you are after some classical music and a night on the town, then go no further than the Thürmer Concert Hall (Friederikastraße 4). This 450-seat theater offers chamber concerts on the piano and other cultural happenings.
Bochum Civic Theater
The Bochum Civic Center (Königsallee 15) is one of the better known theaters in the country. Founded in 1919, it has a long history of excellence and resilience. The theater had to be completely rebuilt after the air strikes of November 1944.
These days you can catch classic plays and new works at this famous place.
The Bahnhof Langendreer (Wallbaumweg 108) is at the epicenter of Bochum culture. Its main offerings include musical performances and theater. But there are also academic talks, political lectures and discussion groups on the most pressing topics of the day.
For even more entertainment, check out the cinema and cafe.
And, this being Germany, there is even a beer garden, open in the warmer months. What more can you ask for?
This Bochum movie theater, Kino Endstation (Langendreer) often shows both popular and offbeat films in their original language.