ExtraSchicht (Extra Shift), the night of industrial culture, is when breathtaking industrial settings become stages for spectacular productions, setting the entire Ruhr region in motion. This long, long summer evening is when locals and visitors alike allow themselves to be captivated by the unique atmosphere of the night and go on an expedition through the region.
Since its premiere in 2001, ExtraSchicht has been taking former industrial plants and active production facilities and skilfully turning them into venues of industrial culture. Gas storage constructions, coking plants, collieries and slagheaps all become impressive settings for productions from international artists.
Year after year, around 150,000 visitors put in their own personal extra shift and travel from venue to venue between six in the evening and two in the morning. Enjoy street theatre, music, dance, light installations and be amazed by the charm of the Ruhr Area.