Rotterdamse Schouwburg theatre


The Rotterdamse Schouwburg is the centre of dance, theatre and music in Rotterdam. The three theatre auditoriums can accommodate more than 500 performances a year, drawing a broad and varied audience. Because the theatre also harbours a grand café, it is a lively spot every day of the week, even when there are no plays or concerts.

Art at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Art plays an important role at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. Its exterior is marked by the cube-like framework sculptures created by George Rickey. The entrance hall features a sculpture by Carel Visser and Jan van Munster’s light lines guide the way to the theatre auditoriums.

‘Beeldspoor’ (image track) is a special art project in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. On either side of the monumental staircases to the Grote Zaal hang paintings and photographs inspired by past theatre performances. Each season, various artists are given the opportunity to record performances on canvas in their individual style. This project ensures that productions at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg are immortalised, visible long after the play has finishing running.

Visit the Rotterdamse Schouwburg

You can visit the Rotterdamse Schouwburg every day of the week. The grand café opens its doors at 11:00 for coffee, lunch and dinner later in the day. Tickets are available at the box office from 14:00 to 17:00 Mondays through to Saturdays. The Rotterdamse Schouwburg is within walking distance from Rotterdam Central Station; parking space is available in the underground car park at Schouwburgplein.

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