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Sat 25 June

Panorama Ineptum

The first moving panorama show since the 19th century!

Wed 15 June

LOL during Rotterdam Lacht!

Time for your monthly ab workout! Laughing out loud in Studio de Bakkerij with Rotterdam Lacht! (Rotterdam Laughs!)


Conny Janssen Danst - COURAGE

Conny Jansen Danst new performance on this location - This Summer! Dance and live music at a special venue in the Vierhavens quarter of Rotterdam.

Sat 18 June

Conny Janssen Danst - COURAGE ~ première

This summer, Conny Janssen Danst will be creating a poetic and alienating world on a rough industrial site. Janssen’s long-cherished dream of appearing with her dance company in the Ferro will finally be realized. The history of this imposing building, which is an impressive 3,500 m² in size and served as a gas holder until 1967, appeals to everybody’s imagination.

Fri 17 June

Festival aan de Maas

Festival aan de Maas provides a refreshing dip in everything the youngest generation of theatre makers has to offer. They will be acting, performing, directing and dancing their hearts out in no less than 21 new and exciting pieces. For only 15,- euros you can buy a festival all access pass, which means you can see all 21 performances plus all debates, lectures and parties.

Fri 17 June

A gay cliché?

What if a homosexual man does not fit the label of being a homosexual?

Fri 20 May

Havenloods live

What’s happening in Rotterdam? Granny Greet knows

Wed 25 May

Theatergroep Waan speelt 7 Detectives

A theatre critique on media. In a world where every crime is always solved, seven detectives are suspected of murder. One of them committed the crime and one of them has to pay.

Tue 24 May

‘In search of Europe’ theatre lecture

Theatre-maker Lucas de Man travelled to 17 cities in 8 countries in search of new visionaries to redefine Europe. In this theatre lecture he will take us on his journey through Europe and its history.

Wed 18 May

Special edition Rotterdam Lacht!

You decide if the comedian stays or goes!

Thu 26 May

Springplank festival

Meet the finest newest theatre artists of Rotterdam

Sat 07 May

Song from far away

The English version of Song from far away, directed by the famous Ivo van Hove. A moving play about a young investment banker who returns to the Netherlands for the funeral of his younger brother. After the performance, singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel will give a concert.

Fri 27 May

The BLOGPERA at A Different Night at the Opera

Jens Maurits Orchestra (BE) jumps into the origins of music with The BLOGPERA. An installation full stories, interviews, dance, installations and of course MUSIC!

Opening show of A Different Night at the Opera (Operadagen)

Fri 08 April

Lefkop plays: WC Monster

A humorous play suitable for 5+ about a lavatory attendant that doesn’t understand why her customers go in to the lavatory, but don’t come out anymore.

Fri 25 March

Dansateliers Double bill: Lana Coporda & Joseph Simon

On March 25th (première) and March 26th Dansateliers presents a special double bill with the new solo’s by Lana Čoporda and Joseph Simon in the Krijn Boon Studio, Rotterdamse Schouwburg.

Fri 22 April


A funny, crazy romantic comedy based on the story of Madame Butterfly. Played by neighbourhood heroes.

Fri 13 May

Les mémoires d’un seigneur ou l’homme disparu

Memories of a lord or the man who disappeared is about an immensely solitary man. A victorious king who is robbed of his soul by the people. In three time spans, French choreographer Olivier Dubois tells his story: Glory, Decline and Farewell.

Wed 06 April

Letters from the war (brieven uit de oorlog)

A piece about war, a piece about children, a piece about children and war.

Wed 16 March

Rotterdam lacht, Comedy Night

The perfect workout for those killer abs: laughter!

Fri 18 March

Bronx Gothic

Intense, physical solo performance from magnificent dancer Okwui Okpokwasili. Bronx Gothic is a dark and intense, physical solo performance from dancer Okwui Okpokwasili on the dividing line between theatre, dance and visual arts.