The Performance Bar

The Performance Bar blurs the boundaries between theatre, bar, stage, artist & audience
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The Performance Bar is a Transformable performance object that incorporates a bar, a musical organ, a bath and a stage. The Performance Bar is an initiative set up by Daan Draait and Studio Borstlap.

Daniel van den Broeke is a multi-artist who is involved in a range of fields such as theatre, performance and film. He organises art happenings such as the annual Winterwolven festival with art gallery Roodkapje, and as a programmer at the Rotterdam venue, BAR.

Florian Borstlap works as an autonomous artist and performer and also leads an existence as captain of an actual ship. Together they share a passion for outrageous performances. Previously, they collaborated as The Wild Dancers Union, which re-engaged people with their own, inner, wild dancer. With The Performance Bar they realise a longstanding dream to create an exciting place for performance art in Rotterdam.

This transformable stage/bar blurs the boundaries between café and theatre, bar and stage, artist and audience. The Performance Bar presents all kinds of acts that span across the categories of art and entertainment. A seemingly normal evening out suddenly becomes an adventure when performers jump on the bar and present everything from the low-brow to the profound, never taking longer than it takes you to drink your pint of beer. Get ready for an unforgettable experience which will have you on the edge of your bar-stool.

Opening times:
Fri 21.00 / 02.00
Sat 21.00 / 02.00
Entrance – 2 euros early doors 3.50 after 22:00 – PIN ONLY!
Pin Only at the bar!
Route: Boomgaardsstraat 69