Are there parking opportunities at Stadthalle Wattenscheid?

Public car parking, liable to pay costs, are situated at the “Probst-Hellmich-Promenade”. Apart from those, please use the parking opportunities alongside “Saarlandstraße”. Please notice, that the Stadthalle Wattenscheid is located in a residential area with only limited parking opportunities. Therefore we recommend you to use public transportation.

Are there special parking spaces for visitors with disabilities?

Handicapped accessible parking spaces are available at the front side of the building. Please contact us for reservations and further information.

Is there special admission for visitors with disabilities?

To provide a stress- and barrierfree access to our events, we grant separate admission through the foyer of Märkische Schule. The entrance will be manned by security personnel at all our public events.

Is there handicapped accessible seating at the events?

In principle, a sufficient number of seats for wheelchair occupants and accompanying persons, with an unrestricted view of the stage, are available for all public events.

Are there handicapped accessible toilets at the Stadthalle Wattenscheid?

Yes, respective toilets with barrier-free access are located on the top floor of the Märkische Schule.

Are underaged persons allowed to attend public events without the company of a legal guardian?

In principle, adolescents under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents or legal guardians may authorize other persons with the supervision, provided these persons are 18 years or above. Here you will find a respective form of delegation of an authorized person.

May I bring pets to an event at RuhrCongress Bochum?

No, animals are not permitted in our facilities, apart from guiding dogs.

Is there a cloak desk and how much does it cost?

A cloak desk is located in the foyer, to the left of the entrance. The price per garment is EUR 1.00.

Where can I purchase tickets and when does the advanced booking start?

Tickets for our events are generally available at all associated advance booking offices. The starting date of the advanced booking is determined by the particular event organizer. As soon as the advanced booking is available, you will find a note on our website. In case of an event being booked up, you will also find this information on our website as promptly as possible.

Tickets for the Boulevard Theater can be booked in advance via telephone +49 234 6103-410, E-Mail to tickets@stadthalle-wattenscheid.de or directly at the box office.

What happens, if an event is cancelled? Can I return my ticket and get my money back?

In case of an event being cancelled or delayed to another date, you will find this information on our website. Generally, in case of a delay, the tickets keep their validity. If you are not able to attend the new date or in the case that the event is cancelled completely, you may return your tickets to the particular advance booking office, where you purchased them in the first place.

We recommend you to consult our website directly prior to the event, to avoid any bad surprises.

Can I purchase drinks and snacks prior, during and after the event?

Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks as well as beer, wine and sparkling wine are available at our bar in the foyer of Stadthalle Wattescheid prior and during public events.

When does the admission to the events generally start?

Generally, admission is granted 30 to 60 minutes prior to the start of the event. This information may vary. Therefore, please take into account the respective notification on your printed ticket or in our online event calendar.

Is smoking allowed at the Stadthalle Wattenscheid?

No, smoking is strictly prohibited in all indoor areas of Stadthalle Wattenscheid. This also applies to e-cigarettes. Guests who wish to smoke will, depending on the parameters set by the particular event organizer, be given outdoor alternatives. With the so called “smoking pass” (“Raucherkärtchen”), you will be granted easy access back inside the facility, after your short break.

Are there any items I’m not allowed to bring inside and will there be surveillances at the entrance?

Yes, at the entrance to an event, security personnel will check handbags and backpacks. In principle, it is NOT allowed to carry glassware (bottles, glasses etc.), cans, weapons including "protective weapons", fireworks and other hazardous items with you. Other non-admissible items may be decided within the rules of the particular event.

May I bring a video or photo camera to an event?

No, the entrainment of recording tools such as video and photo cameras, which could disturb the process of the event is generally not permitted by the event organizer.

Is the RuhrCongress Bochum located within a low-emission zone?

Yes, the low-emission zone comprises the whole area around Stadthalle Wattenscheid. The way from the autobahn exit to the Stadthalle Wattenscheid is therefore only accessible with a green emission sticker.

When does the last bus / tram leave from RuhrCongress Bochum in direction of the main station?

On weekdays, the tram line 302 leaves at “Freiheitstraße:” (about a 5 minute walk from the Stadthalle Wattenscheid) in direction of Bochum main station approximately every 10 minutes until 8 p.m. (Saturdays every 15 minutes); afterwards ones per hour. The last direct connection is at 12:14 a.m. On Sundays and public holidays tram line 302 leaves “Freiheitstraße” continuously every 30 minutes (:14 and :46). The last connection is at 12:14 a.m.

For more individual information, please use the online direction service provided on our website under Directions and parking.