Foto Leidse Schouwburg met rode stoelen en gouden ornamenten en rood gordijn


Welcome to the website of the Leidse Schouwburg – Stadsgehoorzaal. You don’t speak Dutch? But you love performing arts and music? Then you have reached the right page! There are enough Language no problem options in our two historic theatres. We hope you can find all the information you need on this page. If not? Please send an e-mail to

Enjoy amazing performances in Leiden

Do you live in Leiden? Have you never visited the Leidse Schouwburg or the Stadsgehoorzaal? Then you are missing out! Showcasing a multitude of performances, performers and genres, our buildings are part of the extensive history of Leiden. The Leidse Schouwburg was built in 1705, making it the oldest theatre in The Netherlands. Combined with the Stadsgehoorzaal these monumental buildings carry more than 500 years of history.

Within our programme there are several performances labelled with the tag ‘language no problem’*. These performances contain few to no spoken words and/or the spoken language is English. Here you will find an overview of all the language no problem performances.

So if you are looking for a fun night out, visit one of our performances!

* During concerts the artist may speak dutch between the songs, but most of the performance will be easy to follow for non-dutch speakers.

Visitor’s information

Lost your tickets?

Don’t worry! When you have bought tickets with your account, we can always help you retrieve them. Either download them again via your ‘Mijn Theater’ account or call our box office for help.

Unable to come?

You can cancel your tickets up until 2 days prior to the performance. Cancellation costs are € 2,50 per ticket. You will receive the excess amount as a digital credit that will be valid indefinitely. This credit is linked to your account and can be used as a method of paying for new orders.

Be on time

If you arrive late, you risk being denied access. Entering the venue late can be interrupting and distracting for other guests as well as for the performers. One of our employees will tell you whether you can still enter or not if these circumstances occur. Restitution is not possible in these circumstances. You can find important times (start, break, ending) in the service mail we will send you a few days prior to the performance. Be aware that our e-mails might end up in your spambox.

Hear here!

Did you know you can buy classical concerts in bulk with a nice discount! When you buy at least four “Hoor bij ons” aka “Hear here” concerts, you receive € 5 discount on these concerts and for all future concerts the entire season. This discount is connected to your emailadres. In order for this to work your first purchase must be the serie via the button.

Buy Hear Here series


Students - Always €10

Are you a student? And would you love to see a nice performance in the oldest theatre of the Netherlands or visit a classical concert in the Stadsgehoorzaal? With your studentID you can visit all shows for just €10! You can always buy classical concert tickets for this price. For all the other shows last minute students tickets will become available 24 hours before the performance. You can buy your student ticket via the website or visit our ticket counter (as long as tickets are available). 

Plan your visit

Leidse Schouwburg
You can find the Leidse Schouwburg at Oude Vest 43 (2312XS Leiden). You can either park at the Dirkgarage at Langegracht 3 or at P+R Haagweg and take the free shuttlebus. We sell exit ticket for these garages at the ticketcounter or at the bar. The Leidse Schouwburg is on walking distance from Leiden Central Station.

Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden
The Stadsgehoorzaal is situated at Breestraat 60 (2311CS Leiden). Park your car at P+R Haagweg or in one of the other parking garages in the city. We only sell exit ticket for P+R Haagweg at the Stadsgehoorzaal. From Leiden Central Station it is a 15 minute walk to the Stadsgehoorzaal or you can take any bus that stops at the Breestraat.

Read more about Parking in Leiden.


Foto 3 Stadsgehoorzaal Straatbeeld gevel

Get in touch

Box Office

You can buy your tickets online or call on our box office 071 516 3881 on wednesday till saturday between 14.00 and 17.30 h. If you experience any difficulties, you can always send an e-mail to We’ll come back to you as soon as possible.

You can pay with iDEAL, creditcard or Podium Cadeaukaart. At our theatres wo do not accept cash. You will pay € 2,50 administration costs per order.

Your event at our location?

Did you know you can also hire our venue for your meeting, conference or for a dinner or drinks with your company? Read more in our English brochure or ask your questions directly via

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House rules, terms and conditions

We would like your visit at the Leidse Schouwburg and Stadsgehoorzaal to be as pleasant as possible, that is why we have a set of house rules that apply. Below you can find our house rules, terms and conditions and our privacy policy.