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 Weimar.

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
Phone +49 214 30 41283

“kölnticket” booking office
“Lotto am Markt”
Peter-Neuenheuser-Straße 1
51379 Leverkusen 
Phone +49 2171 47713

Scala Club
Uhlandstraße 9
51379 Leverkusen
Phone +49 172 6817517

Altenberger Dom
Eugen-Heinen-Platz 2
51519 Odenthal
Phone +49 2174 4533 

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

Pears Jewish Campus Berlin

Pears Jüdischer Campus in Berlin ©Pears Jüdischer Campus

The Pears Jewish Campus in Berlin. A new venue for the stARTfestival in Berlin: The city where Bayer AG’s Pharmaceuticals Division has its global headquarters. The Pears Jewish Campus is an interfaith meeting place that opened in summer 2023, based on the pillars of education, culture and sport. Bayer is supporting this institution and has set up three student laboratories in the Hans Finkelstein Wing for the education pillar. With the concerts being held as part of the stARTfestival, we are now also supporting the culture pillar. With our commitment to this institution, we want to contribute to a vibrant Jewish life and positive coexistence in Germany.


Pears Jewish Campus
Westfälische Straße 15
10709 Berlin
Phone +49 30 21280830

Wartburg Eisenach

Wartburg Stiftung © Wartburg Stiftung

The Wartburg in Eisenach. Perhaps the birthplace of German or even European art and culture. It is the origin of the legendary Sängerkrieg (minstrels’ contest). Here, Luther translated the New Testament. The place from which Goethe, Liszt and Wagner drew inspiration. In 2024, this legendary location will be playing host to the stARTfestival for the first time. The occasion: 30 years of Bayer in Weimar. Join us in celebrating the fusion of our activities in east and west – and German reunification.


Wartburg Eisenach
Auf der Wartburg 1
99817 Eisenach
Phone +49 3691 2500