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Bourla Theater (Bourlaschouwburg)

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Georgeous Building

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

Reviewed April 26, 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Beautiful theatre

Beautiful theatre in the heart of Antwerp. Great and cosy bar, lovely restaurant. There are lots of... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
Sarah V
Antwerp, Belgium
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
May 23, 2017
“look and feel of the scala in Milan, but then in Antwerpen”
Apr 26, 2017
“Georgeous Building”
Restored in 1995 to its original splendor, this neoclassical theater dates from the 1830's.
Komedieplaats 18, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 231 07 50
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Reviewed May 23, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed November 7, 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 27, 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.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Sarah V
Reviewed July 9, 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

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank JoeldeGraaf
Reviewed June 6, 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

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Marek C
Reviewed January 10, 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!

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Tineke-en-Bert
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...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Peter S
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

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank ErikSteevens
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

Date of experience: November 2013
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