Parade Theatre Festival Rotterdam

29 June - 08 July


Cultural festival of Rotterdam

The Parade is a travelling theatre festival in circus tents with music, literature, dance, film, visual arts and above all: great food & beverages! This travelling summer festival moves between the four major Dutch cities Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam and stays in each city for at least one week. The Parade kicks off in Rotterdam with about 90 theatre, dance and music acts and usually attracts over 250.000 spectators.

A diversity of shows at the Parade

Every single day, performers surprise the spectators with different acts varying from 3 till 40 minutes again and again. The circus-like shows contain magicians, dancers, pop musicians, stand up comedians and short films. The Parade Rotterdam is value for money as it starts in the afternoon and ends late at night, especially during the weekend.

Kids shows at the Parade Rotterdam

Kids will love the Parade with a special daily programme full of theatre, film, music and dance and it starts at 3 pm. Children can also enjoy tinkering, ride in the merry-go-round or even bake their own traditional Dutch pancakes called 'poffertjes'!

International food and drinks

You're not allowed to bring your own food or drinks here, but there's actually no need for that. Many food stands cook a delicious meal, varying from small snacks to complete dinners. Try international food, like Japanese, Portuguese, Italian and Mexican.

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