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The New Luxor Theatre is a prominent appearance at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge due to its striking design. The theatre, designed by Peter Wilson, was built in 2001. It was planned that this brand new theatre would eventually replace the Old Luxor Theatre within Rotterdam city centre, but at present both locations are still used for theatre shows. Within the New Luxor Theatre there are three different seating areas containing more than 1500 seats, which makes this theatre the biggest in Rotterdam. Just in front of the stage you can find the stalls and above the stalls there are two balconies.
The New Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam is used for performing arts, comedy, concerts, plays, dance, ballet, opera but also for big musical productions like Les Miserables, Cats, Titanic or Evita that are than shown during a longer period of time. Check the Rotterdam Agenda for shows coming up.
Before the start of the theatre show, the great view from their lobby on the Rotterdam skyline and Rijnhaven harbour is overwhelming. At sunny days, go for a drink on their roof top terrace. The theatre also offers the fine restaurant Leipzig where you can enjoy a nice dinner before the performance starts. Package deals are available as well.
|Monday||09:30 - 20:30|
|Tuesday||09:30 - 20:30|
|Wednesday||09:30 - 20:30|
|Thursday||09:30 - 20:30|
|Friday||09:30 - 20:30|
|Saturday||09:30 - 20:30|
The New Luxor Theatre is located on Wilhelminapier at Posthumalaan 1 near the Erasmus Bridge. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro (stop Wilhelminaplein) or tram 20 or 25 and walk from there. Travel in style by Watertaxi, which stops just in front of Hotel New York. Plan your trip at www.9292.nl. It's free of charge. To travel by public transport in Rotterdam you must purchase a travel chip card first.
Pay to park your car in the World Port Center parking, in the Q-Park underneath the Maas Tower, or in the surrounding streets, but you'll have to pay to park within Rotterdam city centre until 11 pm by EC card or creditcard. Please refer to our page about parking in Rotterdam. You can also get there by crossing the brand new Rijnhavenbrug pedestrian bridge from Katendrecht, the peninsula where museum steamer ss Rotterdam is moored.
" Amazing place, friendly staff! Been there as host on a big corporate event and everything went smooth!"
" My family went there after the WWII memorial event on War Memorial Day. We got there by bike and only found a few bike parking spots opposite (NOT nearby) the theater entrance and we had to walk the bike across the road. The small bike parking area next to the Wilhelminaplein Metro station was full, so we headed further down the road and that was not convenient when travelling with kids. For car parking, you would have to pay quite a lot. Perhaps if you plan to spend hours at the theater, you can consider buy the parking exit ticket at the theater or park further away for free and walk 6-8 minutes to the theater. The theater building itself is spacious with a very modern design. You expect to walk a lot of long stairs (with or without wide steps) up and down and to get to different levels. Nice view to look out through tall glass window panels! The food counters were not all open wherever the crowd was, and we found beverages were pricey at the bar indeed. Inside the seating hall, which is beautiful and enough legroom for tall people too, can accommodate plenty of audiences (even with seats on upper levels), but I find it uneasy to get in and out of the long seat rows. Audiences in the first show were told to get their electronic mobile devices logged into the designated theater network and that was actually the entire performance. To me, that was not too impressive, maybe for kids! The second performance, which was about the life story of two young persons from eastern Europe (old time of Yugoslavia) before, in and after the war. The performancers seemed to do a good job, but the long story with loud sound effects made me feel dizzy and a bit overwhelming! Perhaps I will have a different experience with different kinds of performance in my future visit."
" Ignoring the show I went for (which was super dope), 'twas a great theatre experience. I especially liked the balcony you can wait on before the show and during the interval."
" I sit on row 21 number 50.. the view is quite nice but I feel distubed by the side balcony that cut the small view of the stage.."
" Great new venue. Good acoustic and sitting spacing."
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