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New programming at Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater

In 1993, Boom Chicago introduced improvisation comedy to a mainstream Dutch audience. Since then, Boom Chicago has grown into the influential and innovative international theater company it is today.

After 16 years on the Leidseplein, Boom Chicago moved to the beautiful Rozentheater in 2013. This historic venue, in the heart of the Jordaan, opened in 1913 as the first mega movie theater in Amsterdam with 1000 seats (earlier and bigger than Tuschinski). The location has always had a cultural purpose with different names over time, such as the Asta Theater (1926), De Capitol (1948) , and the Mickery theater (1972).

In the past seven years Boom Chicago has turned this monumental building into an inspiring, cultural hotspot for international creativity. Now Boom Chicago is adding local Dutch-language programming to the agenda under the name Boom Amsterdam: creative productions for Amsterdammers, by Amsterdammers. 

Due to the Corona crisis, financial cutbacks or worse, a lot of cultural activities no longer have a place in the city or they have to rethink their approach. Boom Chicago wants to offer these productions a new home under the Boom Amsterdam umbrella. We are excited to announce our first creative productions starting in September (all events are in Dutch).

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Every first Thursday of the month:

Ronit Palache (author and journalist) and Corine Koole (author and journalist at Volkskrant Magazine and LINDA.)  invite very interesting, but less-famous people from the city and the neighborhood to share their life story. They’ll talk to  scientists, hair dressers, immigrant business people, world improvers, ultra conservatives and anyone in between. An intimate, endearing, and exciting monthly interview program with live music from young, upcoming musicians. 


    •  20.15 – 21.45: 
      • Each edition with live music performance of yound musical talent. 

Tickets are €9,50


Every second Wednesday of the month

A live radio broadcast from the Rozentheater: an eclectic mix of Soul, Jazz, Funk, Avantgarde and Experimental music put together by the Proper Family.

The first edition is Wednesday September 9  starting at 18.00.  Reservations please via email: [email protected]


Every second Thursday of the month, starting in October: 

A literary program with Hans Maarten van Den Brink (author and journalist) and Daan Heerma van Voss (author and journalist). They discuss interesting literary themes with each other and the audience. 

The first edition is Thursday October 8, 20.15 – 21.45: Tickets are €9,50 and available online at

We are always open to host special, cultural productions. For more information please contact Bruni Hofman via: [email protected]