art olive Rehearsal Rooms in Cologne - Run for Musicians by Musicians



Kulturwüste Köln
Cologne is a cultural desert
- but...
Oasis
...luckily there is an oasis
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THE ART OLIVE KULTUROASE
Run By Musicians For Musicians
KulturWüste Köln
Check Out Our Hip Warehouse Spaces
Friendly Service
Lively Environment
Meet interesting people
Make new friends
Rehearse at our studios

For Musicians by Musicians


art olive is a music rehearsal room renting company, run for musicians, by musicians. It was founded in 1994 by Oliver Doering, a working musician who couldn't find a rehearsal space when he moved back to his home city Cologne (Germany) after his music studies in Holland. Within 20 years, art olive grew into a huge rehearsal center for musicians of all kinds and styles.

Two Hip Warehouse Spaces in Cologne

The "KulturOase" (The Cultural Oasis) is located in the West of Cologne (Ehrenfeld). It offers 75 music rehearsal rooms including music lesson rooms, drummers' cabins and recording studios with many amenities (lounges, rehearsal rooms with daylight, central heating, etc.). Multilayered, sand-filled walls provide excellent sound insulation.

The "TonKunstHalle" (Sound-Art Hall) is our new space in the East of Cologne (Schanzenviertel in Mülheim). Here, we are creating another 75 rehearsal rooms, music lesson rooms, drummers' cabins and recording studios.

In all buildings, rooms are available 24-7. Our music practice rooms vary from 12 to 50 m² (110 to 450 square feet) at a price range of 131,00 to 499,00 € per month. art olive Demo Video (German)

Rehearsal Rooms and More


We have plenty of parking available. Public transportation is convenient - you can reach our buildings via trains 3 and 4, stops "Leyendeckerstrasse" and "Von-Sparr-Strasse".

Check out our spacious Tonkunsthalle lounge that still contains the original industrial 20-ton crane - now holding a double bass.

Relax on cozy couches and meet interesting new people. Also available are vending machines supplying music accessories, snacks, coffee and beer.

In addition to rehearsal rooms, we offer various types of drummers' cabins:
You can choose between two variations of shared drummer's cabins including a drumset by the hour, or Carolinse a private room just for yourself.

Also, there is a drum school in the KulturOase offering drum and percussion lessons, and we organize a live jam session once per month at our integrated club.

Check out which rooms are available at the moment: Show rooms!

Video (EN): Oliver Doering about art olive & Orange Sunday Sign up for Available Rehearsal Rooms


Your Contact People


Carolin Cordes, Customer Service

Carolin Cordes

Carolin is in charge of our center in Cologne-Mülheim (East Side). She will be happy to answer questions and show you available rehearsal rooms.

Calling from Germany, the number is 0151-22110390. Outside of Germany, please dial +49-151-22110390 or 0049-151-22110390.

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Carolin Cordes, Customer Service


Carolin is in charge of the "Tonkunsthalle" in Cologne-Mülheim (East Side). She will be happy to answer questions and show you available rehearsal rooms.

Calling from Germany, the number is 0151-22110390. Outside of Germany, please dial +49-151-22110390 or 0049-151-22110390.

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Sophie Mende, Customer Service

Sophie Mende

If you are looking for a rehearsal room in Cologne-Ehrenfeld (West Side), Sophie will be happy to help you with any questions and show you the building.

Calling from within Germany, her number is 0151-25283020. Outside of Germany, dial +49-151-25283020 or 0049-151-25283020.

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Sophie Mende, Customer Service


If you are looking for a music rehearsal room or need keys, Sophie will be happy to help you with any questions.

Calling from within Germany, her number is 0151-25283020. Outside of Germany, dial +49-151-25283020 or 0049-151-25283020.

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Bernhard Thoni, Drummers' Initiative

Bernhard Thoni

To book our drummers' cabin by the hour (equipped with a drumset), please contact Bernhard Thoni. He can answer any questions, show you the rooms and make a contract.

From within Germany, dial 0221-1300417. Outside of Germany: +49-221-1300417 or 0049-221-1300417.

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Bernhard Thoni, Drummers' Initiative


To book our drummers' cabin by the hour, please contact Bernhard Thoni. He can answer any questions, show you the rooms and make a contract.

From within Germany, dial 0221-1300417. Outside of Germany: +49-221-1300417 or 0049-221-1300417.

Send email

Native
English Speakers

Oliver Doering

We have native English speakers on staff who are happy to schedule an appointment or phone call with you. We are always available via Email.

You can also just call our service numbers and any of our German employees will be glad to talk to you in English.

Send email

Native English Speakers


We have native English speakers on staff who are happy to schedule an appointment or phone call with you.

You can also just call our service numbers and any of our German employees will be glad to talk to you in English.

Send email

The 1st Sunday of Every Month: Live Jazz at art olive



Orange Sunday Session
Orange Sunday Session


Orange Sunday Jazz & Soul Show


Once per month, jazz guitarist and art olive owner Oliver Doering combines a new, high quality session band for the Orange Sunday Show. Join us for some spontaneous musical adventures from Soul to Jazz at our funky little jazz club with a unique atmosphere.

The "Tonkunsthalle" is a converted former warehouse space in the East of Cologne where we created our cultural center with more than 100 rehearsal rooms for bands and the "Kkub der Töne". From the upper level the audience has interesting perspectives on the band. Sit back, get a glass of wine or a pizza and listen to some high quality jazz in the exciting atmosphere of the old industrial building.

An excellent sound system and comfy couches make a night at the club an enjoyable experience. Here you'll find a new and exciting combination of musicians every first Sunday of the month. Some times funky, sometimes jazzy - every show is a new adventure... Der Klub der Töne - Check out the club!

Great Jazz & Wonderful Atmosphere


What would New York be without its famous Jazz sessions? London, Paris and Amsterdam have vibrant music scenes with numerous options to see live jazz. Improvised, unrehearsed Jazz sessions are part of social life.

Cologne, on the other hand, has never really developed a strong session culture. The Orange Sunday was created by art olive owner and guitarist Oliver Doering who has jammed in Jazz clubs around the world from Sydney to Mexico: The idea was to offer a platform for musicians to play improvised music in changing combinations of players and a fun venue for the audience to enjoy the spontaneous musical adventures.

The club holds up to 170 people and is often completely packed. Check out the Orange Sunday Session, no matter if you want to hang out and chill, if you love jazz and want to enjoy some cool players or if you're a musician yourself and want to join in. Wine, beer and snacks are available at the bar, and the "Tonkunsthalle" itself is worth a visit. Orange Sunday Website

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