Conversions and renovations
The theatre was subject to several conversions and renovations through the years. For example, it was given an Italian appearance in the 19th century. In the nineteen sixties, the future of the theatre was uncertain and the building was threatened with demolition. But the Leidse Schouwburg survived everything and was even returned to its traditional style with red velvet, chandeliers and gilded ornaments in the nineties.
If you want to visit the theatre, come to Oude Vest 43. You can buy tickets for the shows or register for a tour. The theatre offers a special behind the scenes tour on Sunday five times per year.