The entrance to the gambling hall, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

TAO - Spiel­halle

Mag­ni­fi­cent build­ing with Miami Vice al­lure

A few meters further on, on the corner of the Ehrenfeldstrasse, there is an imposing building with large lettering - TAO. Its current use as a gaming hall has no connection with its varied history. This city district was already an entertainment quarter at the end of the 19th century. The building housed bars, a citizens’ hall, a cinema and an ice-cream parlour during the course of the decades. From 1979 - 1986, it wrote pop history as the Theatre de Tao: Like a disco in fantasy-filled dreams. Colourful lights, palm-tree décor and above all: the first laser installations, embedding the music in flickering beams of light. Here, a new idea was developed and tried out, which later became the Tarm Center, a legend among clubs.

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Alte Hattinger Str. 24, 44789 Bochum

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Südrock, © Michael Wrede


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The Bermuda3Eck at daytime, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

The Pop-Trail Bo­chum

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View towards the Bermuda3Eck, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Ber­muda3Eck Haupt­platz

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX- Folk­club Wit­ten

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Former JZE location today, © Jule Körber

EX-Ju­gendzen­trum JZE

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Poster Music Circus, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

(Ex) Mu­sic Cir­cus Ruhr

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The Unperfekthaus, © Ole Löding


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Matrix Crowd, © Matrix


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The location of the Grugahalle, © Jule Körber


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The Die Horst-Schimanski-Gasse, © Jule Körber


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