“What always stays adamant in Boulevard is the yearning to celebrate. At the festival you celebrate life, friendship, happiness and other lotteries in life. Above all, you celebrate art, culture and the freedom to enjoy these. You can do that on your own, but the 35 festivals have illustrated that it is even nicer to do this together. From preaching to reaching out: it’s one small step for Boulevard, a giant leap for many others. The key is believing in the benefit of collectiveness.”

- From the book, Theaterfestival Boulevard 1985-2020, The unchangeable DNA



Theaterfestival Boulevard offers various art works: large and small scale, from plays to installations, accessible and cutting edge. The core of the programme consists of works from the Netherlands and Flanders – many Flemish companies can be seen in the Netherlands only during the festival – and there is work from other places.

In 2022, Boulevard arranged an attractive festival centre in Zuiderpark, just as in 2021. Boulevard presented theatre and dance in theatre tents, free pop-up selections of dance and circus, context programmes in its own pavilion. And of course, there were restaurants and food trucks as well. This year, Boulevard partly returned to the Parade with musical theatre and a children's programme in the BLVRD Theater and cosy places for food and drinks.

Bigger performances took place throughout the city: indoors and outdoors, on (temporary) stages, in museums, in public areas and on different locations! From nature reserves to shops and unoccupied premises, on a rooftop or in a café.

We will show warm-blooded theatre works by performing artists from all corners of the world. In recent years, we hosted among others, Liz Aggiss [United Kingdom], Compagnia Pippo Delbono [Italy],

Milo Rau [CHE/Belgium], Miet Warlop [Belgium], Rimini Protokoll [Denmark], Berlin [Belgium], Compagnie Marie Chouinard [Canada], Alessandro Sciarroni [Italy], Studio Orka [Belgium], Ben Duke [United Kingdom], Tabea Martin [Switzerland], Igor&Moreno [United Kingdom], Chiara Bersani [Italy], Daniel Mariblanca [Norway], Mélanie Demers [Canada] and Benjamin Verdonck [Belgium]. There are returning companies and artists from the Netherlands, such as Dries Verhoeven, De Warme Winkel, Schweigman&, Lotte van den Berg, Corpo Máquina/ Guilherme Miotto, Alexandra Broeder, Alida Dors, Theater Artemis/Jetse Batelaan and Schippers&VanGucht. Furthermore, we show works from new generations of performing artists, such as Francesca Lazzeri, Katja Heitmann and Jija Sohn.

In the DNA of the festival, you find the southern and soulful characteristics of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch: hospitality and generosity with the belief in the power of the imagination.

Theaterfestival Boulevard thanks:
  • Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Fonds Podiumkunsten
  • Brabant C
  • VSBfonds
  • Fonds21
  • BankGiro Loterij
  • Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
  • Creative Europe Programme (EU)
  • De Versterking
  • Verkadefabriek
  • Theater aan de Parade
  • Apap
  • Performing Gender
  • Feminist Futures