PACT Zollverein

Since it was founded in 2002, PACT Zollverein has clearly positioned itself as an initiator, catalyst and venue for seminal developments in the fields of dance, performance, theatre, media and fine arts. The former pithead bath of the World Heritage site Zollverein colliery has created a space for lively encounters and exchange between actions, experience and theoretical discourse.

Key areas: artists’ centre, platform, stage

The house boasts a working structure which is unique nationwide, consolidating three key areas of activity which all contribute to the standing and appreciation of dance and performance as independent art forms. In its residency programme, which is open to artists from around the world, PACT operates as an artists’ centre offering space for concentrated working processes. Under the rubric platform, it initiates exchanges between artists, academics and students from diverse disciplines. Its third main focus is on presenting an innovative and high-calibre stage programme featuring premieres, co-productions and guest performances.


PACT Zollverein
Choreographisches Zentrum NRW Gmbh
Bullmannaue 20 a
D-45327 Essen

Stefan Hilterhaus
Artistic Director
Phone +49.(0)201.289 47 00
Fax +49.(0)201.289 47 01