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Boring is a new music, theater and art festival inside unique spaces in Haarlem.

Boring features a interdisciplinary program. Brought to you by artist that challenge the status quo. No white cubes, no seated shows, no regular stage performances.


A weekend bursting with art and performances.


In special places throughout Haarlem.


Beams of light in the dark days of January.

28 + 29

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So where is it again?

Boring festival takes place within these locations in Haarlem: Philharmonie, Teylers Museum, Noord- Hollands Archief, Patronaat, Frans Hals Museum Hal en Toneelschuur. The reception and festival heart are at De Vishal at Grote Markt.

Who can I bring?

Everyone. We know that is easier said than done. We make an effort to make Boring a safe space for all. We are aware of the lack of such in the world for women, bipoc, the queer community and people with disabilities. If you are a victim of any type of harassment at our festival you will be heard and taken seriously. You can recognize our staff at every location by our shirts. Also, at the Vishal, there is an info stand where you can report harassment.

And when exactly is it?

Friday January 28, 13:00 - 04:00 hours & Saturday January 29, 13:00 - 04:00 hours.

Hmm. In the wintertime. Is it inside or outside?

99% inside.

Where are the venues?

All venues are within a 10 minute walk of the festival heart. And within 15 minutes of one another. We'll share a little map later.

Do I need transportation between the venues?

Not really. Your feet or wheelchair will do.

What's the minimum age?

The festival is for 18+ people.

Are there lockers available?

Yes there are! You will find them in De Vishal.

Will I get a Passe Partout or something?

When arriving at De Vishal at Grote Markt in Haarlem, staff will welcome you. Once they have scanned the ticket on your phone, you will get a wristband which grants you access to all Boring venues.

What about COVID?

If Boring has to be canceled due to covid regulation you will get a refund. Boring might be postponed and your ticket will be valid for the new date. But you would still have the option to get your money back if this doesn't work for you.

Can I sell my ticket?

Ouch, no. Tickets are bound by name. So someone else is not able to use your ticket.

Where will I stay the night?

If you're from out of town, we recommend you check out the BNB's and hotels we partnered up with. We made sure you'll get a nice deal.

I'm hungry. What about food?

Go eat! We partnered up with some very nice restaurants and other food outlets we like. But you're free to eat wherever you'd like.

Where are the toilets?

Every venue has their own in house restrooms. There will be additional toilets at the festival heart. All toilets are gender neutral.

How about people with disabilities?

Please come. All venues are wheelchair-proof. Send us a message if you have any questions about anything specific.

What can I bring to the festival?

Bring whatever you like, except weapons obviously.

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