Everything a pop venue should be: robust, safe and lively, all at once.

Benthem Crouwel Architects designed a beautiful new structure for the Metropool pop music venue. The large auditorium is very intimate; from the balcony the audience feels it can almost touch the artist. The design provides excellent sightlines that are not interrupted by lighting equipment or other audience members and features very flexible technology, which allows the Metropool's technical team to quickly reconfigure the venue from hardcore to orchestral and from jazz to corporate presentations. The NRC newspaper considers the Metropool to be one of its top 5 most beautiful buildings: “...everything a pop venue should be: robust, safe and lively, all at once.”


  • Client Poppodium de Metropool
  • Architect Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Project

    New-build pop music venue with a large (800 capacity) and small (250 capacity) auditorium

  • Awards

    Nominatie voor het BNA Gebouw van het jaar 2010

  • Date of completion 2007

Poppodium Metropool, Hengelo

Scope of work Theateradvies®

Logistics of entire building, sightlines, loading and unloading.

Rigging, lighting and AV installations.