The Schlachthof Cultural Centre is the stage for the independent local and international youth theatre scene as well as a venue for national and international musicians. Also for bands counting to the sub-culture it is one of the most valued stages in Germany. Here, trends were set in regard to musical culture with the first world beat concerts and HipHop events. The Schlachthof, open to contemporary urban culture, is permanent venue for Bremen’s Samba-Carneval.
Concerts and youth theatre, readings and parties, films, exhibitions, and workshops are fixed features in the event schedule. It is characterized by the synergy between high and youth culture and presents high class events by established professionals as well as young talents. Series such as the Roots Nights offer encounters with alien cultures and their forms of expression. They belong to the standard program and are synonymous with the joy of innovation and quality. Rock and pop concerts by bands like “Motorpsycho” and “Tocotronic” as well as auteur readings by Charlotte Roche and Wladimir Kaminer complete the multilayered program. One of the annual highlights is the old school skateboard session “Endless Grind.”
The event team plans and executes the schedule. In addition to this it supports the local cultural scene by providing production participations and venues; offering help in organisation and public relations. The event team also offers schooling in the fields of management assistance in event organisation and event technology. The Schlachthof has extensive event production facilities and resources at its disposal; operated by trained personnel. With the provision of high-level infrastructure and technical know-how pros as well as amateurs can present themselves under highly professional conditions.