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

All Pop-Spots Ruhr Area

Forecourt of the Musikforum, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Mu­sikfor­um

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX- Folk­club Wit­ten

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Poster Music Circus, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

(Ex) Mu­sic Cir­cus Ruhr

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The location of the Grugahalle, © Jule Körber

Gruga­halle

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Matrix Crowd, © Matrix

(Former) Grün In

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Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, © Ole Löding

EX-Tante Olga

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The record store Idiot Records, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Idi­ots Re­cords

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX-Bei Rain­er

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FZW crowd, © FZW

Cap­it­ol Ha­gen

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The restaurant Enstation, © Jule Körber

Neu­markt Ruhrort

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