Festival Locations

3 stARTfestival Fahnen vor dem Erholungshaus in Leverkusen

In addition to our well-known venues in Leverkusen and Wuppertal, you can also experience our festival events at Bayer locations in Berlin and near Bitterfeld.

Home venues in Leverkusen

The Erholungshaus. The oldest venue in Leverkusen, a space for culture, opened in 1908 as the cultural center of Bayer AG. Versatile and diverse. Home venue of the stARTfestival. With the opening party. With exclusive programs and guest performances. Another venue in Leverkusen is the Scala in Opladen.


Nobelstraße 37
51373 Leverkusen
Tel. 0214 30 41283

“kölnticket” booking office
“Lotto am Markt”
Peter-Neuenheuser-Straße 1
51379 Leverkusen 
Tel. 02171 47713

Scala Club
Uhlandstraße 9
51379 Leverkusen
Tel. 0172 6817517 (in German)



Palace of Culture: The Historic Town Hall in Wuppertal

An almost magical place for music. There is hardly a better way to describe the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal than the great pianist Hélène Grimaud. Acoustically one of the best concert halls in Europe, architecturally a magnificent Art Nouveau building on the Johannisberg in Wuppertal. A palace of culture.


Built between 1895 and 1900 and since then inseparably linked to the success story of Bayer AG, which began in Wuppertal-Barmen in 1863 with the founding of the company "Friedr. Bayer et Comp. As a venue, the Stadthalle continues to inspire and enthuse even internationally renowned artists* and orchestras, who are regular guests from all over the world. The Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal: Simply outstanding.


Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
Johannisberg 40
42103 Wuppertal
Phone +49 202 24589-0


Jazz Mecca: The Prime Time Theater in Berlin

Berlin snout. An institution. Founded in 2003 by the two actors Constanze Behrends and Oliver Tautorat, the Prime Time Theater changed venues several times until it found its home. In Wedding.


For many colleagues* due to the proximity to the Bayer site the second living room. 2012 with the Berlin Bear as Awarded the Audience Prize, the theatre became known beyond the city limits, especially through "Good Wedding, Bad Wedding". The first theatre sitcom in the world. A parody of typical television formats. Hilarious. Typical Berlin.


Prime Time Theater
Müllerstr. 163
13353 Berlin
Phone +49 30 49907958

“kölnticket” booking office
Theater und Konzertkasse
Karstadt Wedding
Müllerstr. 25
13353 Berlin
Phone +49 30 46060883


Kupfersaal Leipzig

Kupfersaal in Leipzig © Konrad Stöhr

The “Kupfersaal”. A fixture in Leipzig since 1914. Formerly a bar, also canteen. Always a meeting point. For art. Culture. Literature. With plenty of space for people with different stories. Open. Diverse. Urban. Very classic, a place for everyone. For Bayer Arts & Culture it is a place of experimentation and improvisation.


Kupfergasse 2
04109 Leipzig
Tel. 0341 24716799 (in German)