On 2nd October 2012 the supervisory board of Moers Kultur GmbH authorised the managing board to take all necessary steps to turn the "Moers Theatre Hall" into the "Moers Festival Hall". This followed a proposal by the managing board and artistic director of the festival to convert, with the financial support of the state of NRW, the Solimare theatre hall (approximately one kilometre south of the current festival site) into a concert hall for up to 2,000 people. Should the project turn out to be feasible, the festival would, for the first time in its history, have a permanent venue and thus be able to save a significant amount of money each year.
Whether or not the 2013 festival will take place as usual in the festival tent or already be able to take advantage of the new festival hall is still unclear. It will be sad for us all to say goodbye to the festival tent, and we realize that it will be greatly missed. However, the advantages and opportunities presented by the new venue are too great to be ignored.
According to the plans, the festival hall will be neither too grand nor too cold and impersonal, but a homely venue with arched wooden beams, excellent acoustics and an unrestricted view of the stage. We'll keep you informed of any new developments!