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Bourla Theater (Bourlaschouwburg)

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Address: Komedieplaats 18, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 3 231 07 50
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Restored in 1995 to its original splendor, this neoclassical theater dates...

Restored in 1995 to its original splendor, this neoclassical theater dates from the 1830's.

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Beautiful theatre

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 review)

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Antwerp, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 couple were seating there only having coffees. The waiter told that they were now a... More 

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Mortsel, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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!

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Thank Tineke-en-Bert
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of the fashion district. For your tired feet. Or for reading the papers.

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Thank PeterSuetens
Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank ErikSteevens
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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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