With over eighty performances, Noorderzon is the highlight of the cultural summer in Groningen. The Noorderzon festival is a noteworthy combination of summer festival drawing big crowds and extremely idiosyncratic performances. The festival currently draws 135,000 visitors to the Noorderplantsoen in Groningen. Experience eleven days of high-end international avant-garde crossover theater.
- Discover the Noorderzon festival en enjoy countless fantastic performances.
- Eleven days’ worth of theatre, music, literature, photography and dance.
- A curious combination of an international arts festival with exciting contemporary stage performances.
Creative and Innovative Art Projects
Every year, Noorderzon attracts dozens of national and international artists in a range of disciplines. There are concerts in different genres, theatre and unique photography projects, dance shows and literary performances… In other words, the Noorderzon festival always succeeds in its mission of providing international avant-garde crossover theatre for a broadly based audience.
Map, tickets and locations
The festival grounds at the monumental Noorderplantsoen city park is accessible free of charge. Tickets can be bought on site or online for several shows. There are many performances in the inner city as well, under the header Noorderzon DownTown. And if you are not done partying after midnight, join the Noorderzon Oost after party and celebrate until sunrise!
Accessibility and parking
The 11-day festival is held in August. If you are travelling to Groningen by train, the festival area is just a 10-minute walk from the railway station reizen. If you are travelling by car, we recommend parking at the ‘Boterdiep’ underground car park.