Dance Productions on the big stage, sessions, dance battles, workshops, festivals and much more – starting this season the artists of our new Urban Arts Ensemble arriving at Theater Oberhausen offering a broad variety to get involved and to experience urban aesthetics, for everybody!


Interactive urban dance performance based on the story of “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for children and families.

Starting 16th of September 2023,
STUDIO, Theater Oberhausen
Also available as mobile production


A participatory urban dance performance developed by Kama Frankl-Gross and Kwame Osei – Reinterpreting the idea of divided parallel worlds, we invite you to dive into the multiverse of contemporary Urban Arts.

Starting 3rd of May 2024,
STUDIO, Theater Oberhausen


Urban dance performance about the lives of People of Colour in Germany and about societal solidarity amidst racism and violence.

Opening night 10.02.2024,
STUDIO, Theater Oberhausen
More Information

MC Messer

After the acclaimed hip hop dance production FASTER by Renegade / Pottporus e.V., the newly established Urban Arts Ensemble Ruhr returns to the big stage of Theater Oberhausen. With MC MESSER they transfer the story of „The beggar’s opera“ into the world of hip hop, trap and urban beats!

opening nicht 19.04.2024 at Theater Oberhausen
A coproduction by Pottporus e.V. / Urban Arts Ensemble Ruhr and Theater Oberhausen


Find your own style of Urban Dance! Hip hop, breakdance, popping, locking, waacking, krump, house or other urban styles – everybody is welcome to join our ensemble for their practice and to participate in the cypher afterwards.

Every Thursday, 6 p.m., Theater Oberhausen
Meeting point: Stage entry, Sedanstraße


A get-together for everyone! Dance Sessions are not about rules or choreographies, but about freestyle and experimenting. The music varies across electronic music.

Thursday, once a month, BAr


The AFRO LIGHT FESTIVAL will once again connect Afro-Music, Dance and Urban Arts for a vibing festival in the summer of 2024.


For the first time ever PottClash will take place in the spring of 2024, from 19.04.2024 to 21.04.2024, at Theater Oberhausen – with its battles in breakdance, popping, locking, krumping and other styles, PottClash is not only a breathtaking competition, but a tribute to the diversity of urban dance culture!

Die neue Sparte Urban Arts am Theater Oberhausen wird gefördert vom Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen im Rahmen des „Neue Wege“-Förderprogramms „Kommunale Theater und Orchester in NRW“