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Bourla Theater (Bourlaschouwburg)

Komedieplaats 18, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 231 07 50
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look and feel of the scala in Milan, but then in Antwerpen

This is a theatre that evokes nostalgia. Attend a performance here, throws you back in time when it... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Michiel N
Breda, The Netherlands
Georgeous Building

A theatre, but it is the building that is magnificent. Apparently the plays are all in Dutch... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Restored in 1995 to its original splendor, this neoclassical theater dates from the 1830's.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Komedieplaats 18, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 231 07 50
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a theatre that evokes nostalgia. Attend a performance here, throws you back in time when it was still all chic, certainly in the temples of art. Red Velvet seats, beautiful old-fashioned lighting, folding chairs on the ground floor and chairs in the balconies...More

Thank Michiel N
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A theatre, but it is the building that is magnificent. Apparently the plays are all in Dutch though. However certainly worth an exploration.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great theatre in the center of Antwerp and worth visiting. Next to the theatre are a lot of restaurants and bars. The neighbourhood and especially the Graanmarkt reminds me a bit of Paris.

1  Thank joriscar
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful theatre in the heart of Antwerp. Great and cosy bar, lovely restaurant. There are lots of shops and restaurants in the area. Enjoy Toneelhuis, the theatre group which resides here.

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Restored for the 1993 Antwerp Cultural Capital of Europe. Beautiful old theater where theater company Toneelhuis performs high quality plays. Enjoy the decor while the lights on and the plays when off ;-) Don't forget to go have a drink in the foyer (see other...More

Thank JoeldeGraaf
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I assume that the restaurant at the theater is run by the Bourla restaurant in the Graanmarkt. I and a friend went in for a coffee just after opening at noon. They did not want to seat us in the upstairs restaurants even though another...More

Thank Critique62
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

Theater-buffet on performance evenings is just delicious! Nice tastes! Friendly service! Great setting! Value for money! Do not hesitate. Check www.bourlaschouw.nu now!

Thank Tineke-en-Bert
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is a rare gem, a theater on the list of endangered monuments. The scene machinery is 19th century and authentic..but old.The building is very classy , but beware : go for the first floor and enjoy the brasserie/cafe. Parisian style. Right in the middle...More

Thank PeterSuetens
Reviewed 19 January 2014

i have been here for so many years watching theatre performances and concerts and this auditorium is the best in town with his fine ancient baroque style

Thank ErikSteevens
Reviewed 18 November 2013

The second floor cafe is a lovely place to take a break for a tea while gazing up at the interior ceilings. Nice selection of teas and great cream for your coffee

1  Thank voyageusefolleParis
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