Free summerprogram for kids!

The summer has begun. Schouwburgplein Rotterdam has planned a series of dazzling Wednesday afternoon programs especially for kids. Meet a silly superhero, take part in dance and theater performances from the SKVR or stretch your body during the kids yoga class. Most of the programs are in Dutch. But with a little help from eachother the performances will be joyfull for everyone!

Check out our kids-agenda here.

kinderprogramma Schouwburgplein Rotterdam

This weekend: Bingo and Gumbo

This weekend the Schouwburgplein is all about old-fashioned fun for and with your Rotterdam co-residents! On Saturday, Marja van Katendrecht invites you to her dazzling Bingo show. Marja was proclaimed Mayor of Camping Rotterdam a few years ago and has now become the Dutch ambassador of Rotterdam. With a lot of fun she fights loneliness and connects people through fun shows, songs and a nice drink. The bingo will take place from 15:00-18:00 on the F&B Stadsterras on Schouwburgplein.

This Sunday it's time for another Gumbo Session, organized by the residents' association of the Rotterdam city center. Meet, join a jam session and enjoy a musical performance by blues and jazz singer Barbara St. James. From 14:30-17:30 on and around the stage.

The activities are free and open to everyone. See you at the Schouwburgplein!

Marja van Katendrecht

July program at Schouwburgplein Rotterdam

The coming months you can celebrate the summer in the city of Rotterdam with a series of (free) festival events at the Schouwburgplein. Drift away with Italian tunes, dance to Mesopotamian rhythms and feel the heat of an Indian Summer.

On Sunday 11 July we kick off with the sounds of the Davina Marinozzi trio, poetry powered by Poetry Slam Rotterdam and relaxed tunes by DJ Soulbird. The Italian jazz trio Davina Marinozzi sets the tone with catchy and playful songs, combined with stylish jazz, swing and mambo! On Saturday 17 July you can participate in an old-fashioned Rotterdam bingo presented by actor, theater maker Art-Jan de Vries on the F&B Stadsterras on Schouwburgplein. On Sunday 18 July, bluesman Keith Dunn and the Rotterdam city center residents invite you to the annual Gumbo Session. During this open-air jam session you can play along and enjoy a swinging guest performance by jazz & blues singer Barbara St. James. Barbara St. James is known for her unique tribe, creativity and sense of swing, inspired by the big names of jazz, blues and soul.

For the yogis among us there is a relaxing and challenging yoga workshop every Sunday from 11:00-12:00. Note: there is limited space this year. Safe yourself a spot by registration, one day in advance via this site. Oh yes... Also nice this year: especially for the young energetic souls, there is a special yoga kids edition on Wednesday 28 July for children aged 6-12 years.

Curious about the entire program at 't Schouwburgplein? Keep an eye on our agenda and check our socials for more information.

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New, adapted terrace facilities

Extra and adapted terrace facilities that meet the new Corona regulations will soon be made available on and around the Schouwburgplein Rotterdam. One example is the opening of a temporary outdoor bar that will be placed at the square. The plan for the new terrace facilities was developed in collaboration with the ondernemers-vereniging and the Gemeente Rotterdam.

Want to know more about the terrace facilities in Rotterdam? Read more in the AD Rotterdam here. Or this recently published article in the Havenloods (Dutch only).

Yoga op 't Schouwburgplein canceled

We were hoping for a miracle, but unfortunately we have to inform you that Yoga on 't Schouwburgplein is canceled until the frist of September due to the Corona-virus. Because we consider staying active as very important for our national wellbeing, various Rotterdam yoga schools now also teach online. Just like them, we are also working on new ways to continue to provide you with physical input. Do you want to stay informed? Follow us on Facebook or Instagram @yogaoptschouwburgplein.

Change of roles: Karen van der Spek

After years of being an indispensable member of the Schouwburgplein team, coordinator and program leader Karen van der Spek will leave the ship. As a coordinator, she was involved with everything that happened in the square, and contributed to the working of the square as a whole: a lively urban place where people like to stay and are able to experience culture, yoga and the city.
Square manager Marjorie van der Windt-Veit will take over from Karen. You can reach her via

7 Square Endeavor: Sustainable Schouwburgplein

On March 18, an extensive article about 7 Square Endeavor was published in which process manager Jeroen de Leeuw tells about the realization of this longterm sustainability project on the Schouwburgplein. The first goal is to transform the Schouwburgplein into a total climate neutral square by 2030. There is a good chance of success, "because", says De Leeuw, "we are an interesting test area. It works because we work together and we all want the same thing. ”

Read the whole story in the Metro here.

Merry christmas!

On behalf of the entrepreneurs and residents that are based around the Schouwburgplein six beautiful Christmas trees with lighting and decorations were installed on the square. An initiative of Roffanum and Lily Zaric. We thank everyone that contributed to the installement and wish everyone a merry christmas and a beautiful new year.

Photo: Jacob van der Vorm

Looking back at the Gumbo Sessions 2019

Last weekend we enjoyed the last Gumbo Session of this summer with bluesman Keith Dunn, Bart Mulders’ Little Village Blues Band and the Silver Sound Singers from Rotterdam. Check out the photo's on our Facebook here.

During the Gumbo Session on the Schouwburgplein, residents of the inner city of Rotterdam provide a wonderful open-air jam session complete with delicious snacks, accompanied by inner-city resident and blues man Keith Dunn. Next to set performances, you are able to participate, bring your own instrument, feel the vibe, taste the Gumbo Bites and enjoy the many special guests. For upcoming sessions keep an eye on our website!

Free summer-program for kids

Music and theater lovers of all ages are welcome to celebrate the summer at the Schouwburgplein. During the summer holiday, every Wednesday afternoon, we organize the most fun, exiting and creative kids-performance for the whole family. Free of charge, so bring your friends and family!

This summer you can enjoy the Rotterdam Unlimited Kids program (24 July), the SKVR participatory dance-performance De Dierenwinkel 6+ (31 July), De Vriendelijke Draak 4+ by De Grote Haay (7 Aug), Superloeser 6+ by the Rotterdams youth company Lefkop (14) aug), Van Mij 4+ by Koek en Ui (21 aug) and the play-along performance Lang & Gelukkig by the SKVR (28 aug).

Drob by to dance, sing and watch the most fantastic performances. Meet other people, enjoy exciting stories and let your creativity run free. See you there?

Kidsprogramma Schouwburgplein Rotterdam

Free Yoga, every Sunday!

The new yoga season of the Schouwburg will start on Sunday 12 May 2019. From then on, every Sunday you are invited for a free open air yoga workshop from 11: 00-12: 00.

Every lesson is free and is provided by a Rotterdam yoga school. It is the perfect opportunity to get fit and acquainted with different yoga styles. From exciting Kundalini and playful Wobbel yoga to highly energetic BodyBalance and Functional Pilates classes. Join!

Good to know!
The yoga classes are open to everyone. You don't need experience. Take your own mat or rent one for 3 euros. Buying a mat costs 15 euros. Unfortunately, the workshops will be cancelled in case of rain. For the most up to date information check our FB @yogaophetschouwburgplein

Follow us on FB / Instagram: @yogaoptschouwburgplein

Photo © Marjorie van der Windt-Veit

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