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Stadsschouwburg Utrecht is a leading theatre in Central Netherlands. The two auditoriums, The Douwe Egberts and the Blauwe Zaal stage more than 450 productions annually, which attract over 200,000 visitors!

Visiting address: Lucasbolwerk 24, 3512 EJ Utrecht
Postal address: PO Box 14068, 3508 SC Utrecht

Douwe Egberts auditorium
The refurbished auditorium will hold approximately 845 seats. A lift system can rapidly convert the auditorium into an intimate amphitheatre. This system which is unique in Dutch theatre lifts in stages eight rows of seats, the upper most row to just below balcony level. In the amphitheatre configuration the auditorium can seat approximately 600 visitors.

Blauwe Zaal auditorium
The Blauwe Zaal is a flat-floor theatre with tiered seating. The auditorium can seat approximately 165 visitors and has fixed seat numbers. Due to its small-scale this auditorium is ideal for productions of an intimate nature. The performances usually start half an hour later than those in the Douwe Egberts auditorium.

Box office opening hours
• Tel.: Mondays to Saturdays: 10:00 - 19:00 hrs (030 2302023)
• Counter: Mondays to Saturdays: 10:00 - 19:00 hrs
• Sundays and public holidays: from one hour before the start of the performance (only tickets for that day's performance)
Reception desk opening hours
• Tel: 030- 2324125 (also for back office)
• Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 hrs until the end of the performance
• Sundays and public holidays from one hour before the start of the performance until the end of the performance

Payment methods: credit card (MasterCard, Visa), bank card (pinpas), Theater & Concertbon, Podiumcadeaukaart, VVV cadeaubon (previously Irischeque), Cultuurkaart/CJP or cash.
Charges: € 1.50 per ticket, maximum € 6.00 per order.
Collecting tickets: tickets booked by telephone must be picked up/ paid for within seven days, otherwise the booking will lapse.
Students - last minute
If tickets are still available, from half an hour before the start of a performance, students can buy tickets at € 10.00 each, as long as they can show their student discount cards, or proofs of enrolment including Student/ID card. It is not possible to book these tickets in advance. One ticket per person.
Under 19's
Under 19's pay € 10.00 for most performances. This does not apply to cabaret in the Douwe Egberts auditorium and to a number of large musicals and shows. At 'Jong' you can find a list of performances specially produced for young people.
Showing your discount card
When your ticket is checked, you can be asked to show your discount card. If you are unable to show a valid card, you must exchange your ticket at the box office and pay the full price.

Utrecht inner city is restricted to traffic. Therefore, you cannot reach the Stadsschouwburg by car via the city centre. From the 'singels' (the outer ring of canals) and the access roads, follow the signs to 'Parkeren Centrum Oost'. On Sundays and public holidays, parking outside of the parking garages is free of charge outside the city centre.

Public transport
From Utrecht Central Train station, the city bus lines 5, 8 and 28 and various regional buses (51, 52, 53, 74, 77) stop near the theatre, the stadsschouwburg bus stop. For more information

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht was built in 1941. It was designed by architect Willem Marinus Dudok. We are pleased to give guided tours of the theatre for groups of interested people to show the various aspects of the architecture and the theatre business. Of course, the tour also gives you a glimpse behind the scenes. The tour takes about an hour, is suitable for groups of up to 20 people and costs € 50.00. For school groups it is possible to provide customised tours. For more information, please call 030 23 24 106 (Education Department) or send an e-mail

For visitors with a handicap, the theatre has arranged a number of facilities to make their visit easier.
Wheelchair places
The Douwe Egberts and the Blauwe Zaal auditorium have a number of wheelchair places for which you pay the price of a second-class ticket.
Discount for visually impaired people
Visually impaired people pay the price of a second-class seat for a first-class seat.
Hearing aids available
For those with a hearing impairment the Douwe Egberts and the Blauwe Zaal auditorium have an infrared transmission system. Prior to the start of the performance, you can borrow a hearing aid at the reception desk.
Toilet for disabled
There is a toilet for disabled on the ground floor. All floors are accessable by lift.

Please call 030-23 24 125 for more information about our facilities for disabled.


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