Festival Locations

In addition to our well-known locations in Leverkusen and Wuppertal, you will be able to experience our festival events at Bayer sites in Berlin and Bitterfeld in the future.


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Home Ground:
The Erholungshaus in Leverkusen

The Erholungshaus. The oldest theatre in Leverkusen, a space for culture. Versatile and diverse. Opened in 1908 as the Bayer AG House of Culture, it brings people together.


At that time it still had a sports hall, restaurant and reading hall. For education and sport. For gathering, for pleasure. Initially mainly for the employees, their families and the cultural factory clubs, then also for the whole of Leverkusen and far beyond. Today, the Erholungshaus, together with the stARTfestival, is the home of Bayer AG's corporate cultural sponsorship. It is the venue for the Leverkusen Jazztage and guest events.


The Erholungshaus is culture and culture is: Open for everyone.


Erholungshaus Leverkusen 
Nobelstraße 37
51373 Leverkusen 
Phone +49 214 30-41283 

Advance booking Kölnticket
Lotto am Markt
Peter-Neuenheuser-Straße 1
51379 Leverkusen
Phone +49 2171 47713


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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

Advance booking Kölnticket
Mayersche Buchhandlung
Werth 54
42275 Wuppertal
Phone +49 202 43042800


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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

Advance booking Kölnticket
Theater und Konzertkasse
Karstadt Wedding
Müllerstr. 25
13353 Berlin
Phone +49 30 46060883


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Temple of the Muses:
The Municipal Culture House in Bitterfeld-Wolfen

Film and colour. A hall for entertainment evenings. Built in 1927 for the employees* of Filmfabrik Wolfen, because the factory's own dining hall had become too small. Not only did Bitterfeld continue to grow, but so did the cultural programme.


Then as now, the Kulturhaus is an important municipal meeting place for the entire region. People from home and abroad were and are drawn to the town. In 1974 punk icon Nina Hagen came and presented her legendary song "Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen". 1991 saw the foundation of Bayer Bitterfeld GmbH. We celebrate our 30th birthday in Bitterfeld together with the Kulturhaus, which in turn celebrates 30 years of municipal sponsorship. We say congratulations!


Städtisches Kulturhaus Bitterfeld-Wolfen
OT Wolfen
Puschkinplatz 3
06766 Bitterfeld-Wolfen
Phone +49 3494 6660666

Advance booking Kölnticket
Reisebüro Bier
Brehnaer Str. 34
06749 Bitterfeld
Phone +49 3493 660022