Take a break from your screens to enjoy live comedy. The best night out with social distancing! A comedy block party all summer long.
SUMMER IMPROV PARTY IS OUR REDESIGNED WARM WEATHER EXPERIENCE!
In addition to the famous Boom Chicago improv comedy show, we’ve added food, drinks, a live DJ (most nights) for a fun atmosphere (all nights) — plus social distancing! We installed a pop-up kitchen in our building and will serve you at your table. Remember waiters? They brought you things in bars and restaurants? Those days are back, baby!
Everything will be in the Big Theater for now with high ceilings and lots of space. We open early to spread out arrivals to allow you to eat, drink and hang out with the friends you’ve only seen through Zoom. The famous Boom Chicago comedy show is only part of the evening!
Luckily, our venue is well designed for social distancing and we have a well trained team who will constantly clean surfaces. We have one-way traffic throughout the theater and building, 1,5m distance between you and strangers.
DRINKS, DELICIOUS FOOD, FUN ATMOSPHERE AND NEW SEATING
VIB Tables, Side Tables, Comfy Couches and Balcony Seats
We have new seating setups that allow you to sit close to your partner, family and flatmates, but away from other groups. Couples can choose for a comfy couch in the front or a table on the side. In the balcony, your seats are separated from strangers with safety shields.
For the best seats and the best deal, come with a group of four at a VIB table (Very Important Butt) and the fourth person is free!
NEW: 20 ‘Safe Social Seats’
We created 10 pairs of safe social seats with a clear plastic shield to bisect your table.
Family, partners and flatmates sit on one side of the table while your non quarantine friends sit on the other side. You don’t share drinks or food, but you do share good times. Sit close, talk and laugh. It’s a protected yet social experience.
NEW POP-UP KITCHEN
Come hungry! We’re setting up a pop-up kitchen and serving snacks and dinners made with local and fresh ingredients. Whether you’re looking for a proper dinner or something delicious to eat with your drinks, Boom Chicago’s got it this summer! We’re serving delicious dinner and snacks in (hygienic) boxes that are easy to eat at Boom Chicago’s small tables.
It’s not Michelin star dining, but that’s on purpose! Instead it’s fun and delicious and goes well with drinks and friends. Order in advance as we aren’t a proper kitchen with unlimited space and inventory. This way, we will have the ingredients for your meal, ready to cook fresh for you on the night. Check our full dinners and fresh snack boxes.
You don’t have to drink at Boom Chicago, but we certainly make it easy! Have a seat at your table, and let us serve you all night. We have buckets of specialty beers, served in ice buckets and tap beer from our partner Bud plus a variety of craft beer.
Would you rather have a cocktail? Our bartenders can scratch that itch as well. Boom Chicago’s wine list comes from Grape District and is a notch better than you might expect. Even our house wine is fantastic. Of course we also have soft drinks, juices, and proper coffees and teas.
Good Safe Design
When busy, we will open extra toilets backstage with a queue that can safely stretch 25m. That means that during intermission, you can wait in line, while maintaining social distance and snake through backstage. Say hi to the actors, but don’t touch any costumes. Not due to the virus, but because that would be totally uncool.
Service with a Smile
Members of our front of house team close to guests may wear face shields to protect you and us. This means we can come right to your table and take orders, bring drinks and clear your glasses. Another benefit is you can see our mouths and hear us better. If we blow you a kiss, you will see it. So be charming!
What about the Actors?
The actors live together so they have been quarantining together, so they can be close on stage. That means they just need to focus on being funny. Win win! Our musicians and technicians live separately so they maintain social distance from the cast.
ENJOY A SUMMER OF COMEDY SHOWS IN AMSTERDAM
The Expected Details
This stuff you probably know, but it’s important. Please follow our rules, direction flows and make an extra effort to stay 1,5m away from strangers. Of course cough into your elbow. Of course wash and sanitize your hands. And of course do not come out if you or anyone in your house is sick.
We cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to COVID-19 at Boom Chicago nor at the supermarket nor on the street. There is some risk every time you leave your house. What we can say is together we can create a pretty safe place and we have set safety procedures to vastly reduce potential exposure from our staff and other guests in a way that most venues cannot.
But going out is good for you too. After all, laughter is the best medicine. Well, antibiotics and aspirin are pretty good too. OK, laughter is definitely in the top three.