Folkwangs Variety of events

Here you will find all the information about events at the Folkwang University of the Arts. Every year, over 300 public events take place in the fields of music, theatre, dance, design and science. Whether concerts, plays or exhibitions: Here you will find an overview of all events.

View the Folkwang event calendar here and send us your ticket requests:


We will be happy to help you!



For events at the Folkwang University of the Arts the prices are 5 € / reduced 3 € (unless otherwise stated!)


  • Pupils
  • Students
  • Unemployed persons (on presentation of the notice of approval)
  • Senior citizens (with a senior citizen’s pass from the city of Essen)
  • Severely disabled persons (from 70% reduction in earning capacity)

Members of the Society of Friends and Sponsors of the Folkwang University of the Arts (GFFF) receive one free ticket per event on presentation of their membership card.

Students of the Folkwang University of the Arts are entitled to one free ticket per project. They also receive a 50% discount on each additional ticket.

Advance booking and box office


Advance ticket sales begin on the 1st of the previous month (or the following working day).

For members of the GFFF, advance ticket sales begin exclusively four days before the official advance sale.

Pre-ordered tickets go on sale to the general public if they are not collected half an hour before the start of the event.

There will be no admission after the start of the event! Visitors arriving late can only be admitted after the end of the first picture/set.


Important note regarding programme changes:

The Folkwang University of the Arts sees itself as an educational institution, and many of the events are part of an examination. It is therefore sometimes the case that performances are cancelled at short notice.

We therefore ask our out-of-town guests in particular to follow the daily press and to inform themselves on the internet. Here you will find the daily updated event dates. You can also find out about changes at short notice by calling 0201 4903-231 after office hours and listening to a recorded announcement.


Thank you for your understanding!


Susanne Spangenberg 


Thomas Dietz

Opening hours and address

Mon-Fri: 09.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00

Folkwang SHOP
Klemensborn 32
45239 Essen – Werden