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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam


54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

54th Poetry International Festival / 7-9 June

From June 7 to 9, the 54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam takes everything out of poetry and the poetic out of everything. With poets and spoken word artists from all over the world and partners from far and near, the festival presents unique poetry performances, theme specials, workshops, interviews and interactive programs. This year we multiply the power of poetry, by combining poetry – as you know it – with poetry you at first glance wouldn’t recognize as such. Brace yourself for a double dose of poetic brilliance as we merge the familiar with the unfamiliar. Come and watch the best poets from the world step beyond the boundaries of traditional literary expression and engage with artists from different fields like fashion, comics, therapy, karaoke, philosophy and much more. Together with you, we are going to push the boundaries of what poetry can be!



Poetry x Kleine Lettertjes - Poetry or not? (7+)

June 9 / Kids
June 7 / Special

A Tale of Two Cities: Los Angeles & Rotterdam

June 7 / Talk

Poet and Thinker of the Fatherland

June 7

Infectious upbeat music from Malawi

June 7 / Workshop

Workshop Protest art

June 8 / Special

Motel Poetry

June 8 / Special

Poetry Fashion Show

June 8 / Workshop

Workshop Poetry Performance

June 8 / Workshop

Workshop Collective Writing

June 9 / Talk

A conversation with Gaite Jansen

June 9 / Kids

Poetry x Kleine Lettertjes - Poetry or not? (7+)

June 9 / Workshop

Poetry writing workshop


Festival poets


Visitor information

For questions about ticket sales and festival programming, please get in touch with: kaartverkoop@poetry.nl
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Ticket sales
Day tickets and passe-partouts for the festival on 7, 8 and 9 June 2024 can be bought online. You will receive your order as e-ticket(s). With a day ticket/passe-partout you can visit all festival programmes in LantarenVenster, with the exception of the opening programme in Theater Zuidplein on 6th of June, the children's programme on 9th of June and the workshops during the weekend. For these, separate tickets will be sold.

Prices, discounts and service charges
Day tickets Friday/Sunday: €22.50, Saturday: €29.50.
Passe-partouts: €65 (Friday to Sunday)
50% discount for holders of RotterdamPas, CJP-pas and students.
Prices do not include €2.50 per ticket service charge.

Visiting the festival
Upon arrival at LantarenVenster, you will receive a wristband at the festival desk upon presentation of your festival ticket that gives access to halls 1, 5 and 6 of LantarenVenster. All programmes and halls are free to enter and exit, but: full = full. So be on time before a programme starts to get a seat.
The programming in the foyer of LantarenVenster is freely accessible and can also be visited without a festival ticket.

LantarenVenster: Otto Reuchlinweg 996, 3072 MD Rotterdam- Wilhelminapier
Verhalenhuis Belvédère: Rechthuislaan 1, 3072 LB Rotterdam-Katendrecht
Theatre Zuidplein: Gooilandsingel 95, 3083 DP Rotterdam-South
Both venues are easily accessible by public transport, car, bicycle, water taxi and on foot.
Paid parking is available in nearby car parks and garages.

Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Lira fonds
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère