Open Day

  • Sat 20.01.24 12 h – 18 h

Free admission

Open Doors: 

PACT Zollverein
Bullmannaue 20a
45327 Essen


Viktoriastraße 5
45327 Essen

Our ever-popular ›Open Day‹ is a fun packed opportunity for the whole family to come along and explore PACT and discover surprises and fun things to do throughout the building. What does it feel like to stand on a stage? And how does the PACT team prepare for big performances? Join our technical team and masters of illusion as they take us behind the scenes and reveal the secrets of stage lighting, soundscapes and special effects like dry ice, wind machines and many more. Children can have their faces painted by a real make-up artist and slip into a super hero costume for a free souvenir photo in front of a choice of exciting stage backdrops.
The fantastic Cologne Play Circus will be leading an exhilarating interactive program, offering everyone a chance to discover fun new skills and experience the excitement of being a circus artist firsthand and Hakan Eren, the sensational balloon artist, will be busy all day bringing comic figures to life in the shape of balloons and creating fantastic balloon costumes that children can take home with them. Countless other activities such as handicrafts, dancing and storytelling, are just waiting to be discovered behind every door!

The WerkStadt is also open for visitors and the ideal spot for a game of table tennis and some delicious hot waffles on a winter’s day!


  • Fabric workshop with Clarisse Akouala

  • Pom pom workshop

  • Photo studio

  • Pea craft workshop

  • Dress up station

  • Cologne Play Circus

  • Make-up station

  • Technical theater with laser show and hands-on activities

  • Dance show by DEIN TANZ MEIN TANZ

  • Balloon art with Hakan

  • Waffles and table tennis at the WerkStadt

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