Go to the Schauspielhaus Bochum almost free of charge, enjoy theater performances and do it as often as you want! The cooperation between the Schauspielhaus Bochum and the AStA of the Ruhr University Bochum makes it possible and is unique in Germany in terms of its size: since the winter semester 2013/2014, all RUB students have been able to attend the regular performances of the Bochum Schauspielhaus as often as they can using the theater flat rate – that’s almost 500 a year!
Last year, many students asked us to be able to take advantage of cultural offers in Bochum inexpensively, the theater flat is now a first answer to fulfill your wishes. As your student union, we share the opinion that you now have to decide whether a continuation of the cooperation corresponds to your wishes 🙂
How does the theater flat work?
The theater tickets can be reserved by RUB students from the start of advance booking under the keyword “Theaterflatrate” at the theater box office of the Schauspielhaus. The easiest way to do this is by phone at: 0234/33 33 55 55. You can pick up the reserved tickets on the day of the respective performance by presenting a valid RUB student ID at the box office up to 30 minutes before the performance begins. The box office opens one hour before the start of the performance. If you do not pick up the tickets by 30 minutes before the start of the performance, your reservation will be canceled. It is not possible to issue tickets in advance at the box office (e.g. a few days in advance).
The Schauspielhaus has a fixed number of tickets ready for you up to three days before the respective performance. In the large theater there are 40 theater tickets, 12 theater tickets for the Kammerspiele and 4 theater tickets for the theater below. Of course, a spontaneous visit to the theater is also possible: Just come to the theater half an hour before the start of the performance and ask at the box office under the same keyword “theater flat rate” whether there are still places available (a spontaneous visit is usually possible). Even if the ticket contingent for RUB students has already been exhausted after the advance booking has started, you can spontaneously go to the Schauspielhaus and watch the events if there are vacancies. From 30 minutes in advance, additional tickets (beyond the quota) will be released depending on availability.
With the theater flat rate, all repertoire performances in all venues can be attended, even several times. The only exceptions are premieres, guest performances and special events such as the children’s theater of the month, concerts by the Bochumer Symphoniker, performances by the American Drama Group, the live ticker VfL, Goosen’s new books, and performances at festivals. You can therefore visit a good 500 events in the Schauspielaus, the Kammerspiele and the Theater Downs per season.