The Tollhaus Cultural Center is located on the grounds of the historic Schlachthof, an old abattoir in Ostaue Park which is subject to a preservation order. The Tollhaus offers a variety of arts activities, almost on a daily basis, from the areas of music, dance, cabaret, circus, comedy, puppet theatre and much more.
The Tollhaus Cultural Center opened its two halls and exemplary lobbies spaces in the summer of 2010. The facilities now house up to 900 seated visitors depending on the type of activity and stage size. The centre has a versatile platform for increasing seating to a total capacity of 1,300. The additional event hall seats up to 500.
It offers approximately 90,000 yearly visitors from Karlsruhe and the surrounding area an interesting, contemporary programme from a wide range of cultural areas. This includes cabaret performances, comedy, dance, international music, jazz, festivals, open-air events and original productions.