Welcome to the Seifenfabrik!

History and modernity walk hand in hand in this lifestyle location. Are you looking for a special event location for a special occasion? Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s meets all your requirements. Since June 2016, there’s been a lot going on on the former industrial site of the famous soap powder factory – Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s presents itself with a new concept and a renewed interior design in a unique environment, where the old Dr. Thompson’s opened its doors at the end of 2011. Here you can dine and celebrate in our extraordinary and unique rooms in an atmospheric ambience both indoors and outdoors!

Look forward to some unforgettable moments in the shabby-chic industrial style of the Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s.

Due to the high capacity utilisation in our event business, we no longer offer regular restaurant operations at Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s. For special occasions, such as a party without power, a St. Martin’s Day Goose Dinner, hoochie coochie parties or New Year’s Eve, we continue to open our doors to the public. You can find these dates on our Facebook page or here under Dates.

Events / B2B

Events / B2B

Are you looking for an exclusive, central and unique event location that really stands apart from all the others? With the historic Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s, Düsseldorf has gained an exclusive location with a feel-good character that offers your events a special setting.

Whether it’s private occasions such as birthday parties, weddings or business events, such as Christmas parties, summer parties, company parties, anniversaries, incentives, conferences or others, Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s can host from 10 to 700 people and impresses with its casual industrial flair, atmospheric lighting in the event rooms and an outstanding gastronomy concept. And it’s all located on the Schwanenhöfe site in the immediate vicinity of the city centre of Düsseldorf.

The design of the spaces, interior and the open-air area are unmatched in the city. Whether it’s taking place on the outdoor terrace with its attractive water features or in the former power station halls of the Dr. Thompson’s soap powder factories with their lounge, dance and bar areas – your event here will be a special experience. In the summer months, the large, plant-filled terrace is an inviting place to relax; in the winter, the large industrial fireplace provides warmth and bathes the guests in the room in its cosy, flickering light.

The designer location is unprecedentedly versatile – in just a few easy steps, the ‘Ambiente’ restaurant can be transformed into a trendy, club-like venue which is ideal for live music. At Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s, the threads of sophisticated event culture come together. Here you can celebrate your event in a relaxed atmosphere in classy surroundings.

Technically speaking, the event location is also optimally equipped. Numerous lighting effects and moving heads, atmospheric lighting, stage lighting and a Funktion-One sound system are included in the basic equipment.

With our highly original decoration concepts, we create impressive environments time and again. And with their love of detail, our event team caters to your exact wishes.

Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s also attaches great importance to quality in the kitchen. Our 10-person kitchen team is always on the lookout for new and fresh creations and nowadays also conjures up tasty delights for the palates of our customers at external events.

Company parties &
Christmas parties

Company parties & Christmas parties

Do you want to score points with your employees or go one better again at the end of the year? Then host your event at Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s!

When it comes to catering, we totally spoil you with our menus and buffets, for example in the Christmas months with our “Winter Magic” for just 39 euros! Red mullet fillets, pot roast, duck, prime boiled veal, roast beef, various salads, vegetarian delicacies and wicked winter-time desserts to fulfil your every desire.

Our extremely popular table grill menu is unique and especially well-loved in the winter months. Groups of up to 4 guests can barbecue their meat, fish or vegetarian food on small charcoal grills directly at their table. Starters, side dishes and desserts, of course, are provided by our kitchen with this menu variant.

Book an artist or a band for the right atmosphere as the highlight of your event and round off the evening in the small club area in a relaxed and atmospheric way. Our repertoire includes the right act for every occasion.

Summer parties

Summer parties

In the summer, Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s is the event location with a bad weather option. Plan your outdoor event without stress, because in the unwelcome event of rain it can simply be moved into the soap factory or (depending on group size) we can cover over our outdoor terrace with an elegant 400 m² canopy tent.

Book our communicative and popular street food concept – you’re guaranteed to capture the spirit of the times and score points with your guests. Take a culinary world tour courtesy of our kitchen team and discover the exciting tastes of other cultures.

Conferences – Presentation

Conferences – Presentation

Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s offers a perfect plenum for up to 180 people and thus an ideal space for your presentation. In no time at all, we can transform the room into a dinner venue where you can round off the day in a relaxed atmosphere.

“Too warm” is not a complaint you’ll ever hear in our rooms – even in the hottest weather, the interior can be cooled down to a pleasant 20 degrees.

Ask for our conference package and work together with us to implement your own ideas.

Weddings –
private occasions

Weddings – private occasions

In just a few years, Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s has developed into one of the most popular wedding locations in the region. It’s not only the location’s charm that makes it so convincing as a venue, but also the outside terrace lined by water and the bad weather option provided by the other meeting rooms.

A civil ceremony in the open air is just one highlight that our event location has to offer for your wedding. From a champagne reception on the terrace, to coffee and cake, to a seated dinner or barbecue buffet with an open charcoal grill and the subsequent party in the club area – when you celebrate with us, your day of days is in the right hands!

But you will also find the desired quality and the smooth-running organisation of your event at other private occasions, such as birthdays.

Film location

Film location

Are you looking for a set for an advertising shoot or a film? Seifenfabrik Dr. Thompson’s offers you numerous individual settings to lend your photo or film shoot a special something.


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