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Bourla Theater (Bourlaschouwburg)

Address: Komedieplaats 18, Antwerp, Belgium
Phone Number: 03-231-0750
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Ranked #24 of 73 Attractions in Antwerp
Owner description: Restored in 1995 to its original splendor, this neoclassical theater dates from the 1830's.
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Owner description: Restored in 1995 to its original splendor, this neoclassical theater dates from the 1830's.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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 of the fashion district. For your tired feet. Or for reading the papers.

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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 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

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 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

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Belgium
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146 reviews 146 reviews
19 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Went to this place this weekend just before going to the theatre itself. We did not eat there but the food that we saw looked decent. We only had little time left but were served quickly and efficiently. If you go to the theatre it is good to know that there is a brasserie/bar in the same building, you might... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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44 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

During a city trip to Antwerp, we came across the Bourla theater, close to the tallest sky scraper of Antwerp of KBC Bank. Very nice theater building, absolutely worth a visit even if there is no show going on. Go to the first floor and visit the buffet area & enjoy the exceptional ceiling.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Bourla is a rather unknown place in Antwerp. But it's really a place you should visit. Theire are places in Antwerp who are much more visited but who are less interesting than the Bourla. The guided tour gives an ecellent imression of a theater built in the Italian way. Unfortunably the guided tours are only 4 times a year... More 

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Schilde, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

the hall as such is very nice, just take a coffee, but don't go there for a lazy Sunday brunch. a good brunch has to be crispy fresh, and not a mass kitchen experience

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brussels
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8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The pancakes are delicious here (served only in the afternoon) - do try this, you won't regret it. It's a monument inside as well, you will feel transported to a different era! Look up at the dome-shaped painted ceiling, it's a marvel.

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Edegem
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25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A nice place for a night out. Check the performance of the day. But you can also have a drink or light meal in the beautiful cafe on the first floor. It is not too far from the shopping street Meir, but not too many tourists visit the place.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

A really classic theater, old and great. We had a backstage look and it's so beautiful! Defenitely a do when you go to Antwerp. You can have a drink there too.

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