PACT Zollverein

Since it was founded in 2002, PACT Zollverein has positioned itself as an initiator, catalyst and venue for seminal developments in the fields of dance, performance, theatre, media and fine arts.

The Tanzlandschaft Ruhr project and the Choreographisches Zentrum NRW institution merged in February 2002 to form an international centre for the performing arts specialising in dance. Located at the former Zollverein colliery site in Essen, the new centre and its program both use the name PACT Zollverein. The initials stand for Performing Arts Choreographisches Zentrum NRW Tanzlandschaft Ruhr.


(Objekt ID 3462)
Object type Organization
Also known as PACT Zollverein Performing Arts Choreographisches Zentrum NRW Tanzlandschaft Ruhr
Organization type Resource centre, Dissemination centre, Programming, Producing, Artists’ centre, Regional institution
Main focus Performance, Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual arts
Established 2002
Website PACT Zollverein

Contact information

Address Bullmannaue 20a, 45327 Essen, Germany

Other information

Legal entity Other

PACT Zollverein is first and foremost an artists’ centre. The residency program, open to artists from around the world, is at the heart of PACT Zollverein’s day to day work.

As an international venue for contemporary arts, PACT Zollverein produces and co-produces dance and performance productions. PACT also presents regional and international guest performances on its two stages and uses all kinds of alternative niches and spaces throughout the building for performances, exhibitions and installations.

Source: PACT Zollverein,, 23.01.2011,