Stadsschouwburg Haarlem

90 years after the opening, honour is restored

The stage area was too small, there were too few dressing rooms and there was no storage room for decors. These problems were solved with the intensive 5-year renovation. Princess Maxima opened the renovated venue on Friday, 26 September 2008 with much fanfare, ninety years after the original opening in 1918. The auditorium was fully restored but the seats offer more legroom. The public facilities are greatly improved. Behind the scenes, an even more profound renovation took place. The fly tower is completely new, the proscenium arch is larger and the rear and side stages have been extended. With the help of a lift, the trucks can be brought to the level of the rear and side stages, greatly facilitating the process of unloading.


  • Client City of Haarlem
  • Architect Erik van Egeraat
  • Project

    Restoration of the monumental Stadsschouwburg (650 seats) with new fly tower

  • Date of completion 2008

Stadsschouwburg Haarlem

Scope of work Theateradvies®

Sightlines, new fly tower, public facilities and stage layout

Flying system, truck lifts, seating, AV equipment, stage lighting and drapery

European Tender for flying equipment, truck lifts, seating, AV equipment, stage lighting and drapery

Management, planning and budget control