Enjoy a side-splitting night of laughs at Boom Chicago, located in Amsterdam’s Jordaan Quarter of the canal district. Inside the historical 250-seat Rozentheater, get ready for an improv show like no other, enhanced with music, video and multimedia. This English-language comedy spectacle began in 1993 and is known for its sharp topical sketches. Choose from four different shows, toss your suggestion out to the stage and watch the cast spin it into hilarious jokes.
See a Boom Chicago comedy show at the century-old Rozentheater in Amsterdam
Enjoy hilarious improvisation plus music and multimedia
Laugh out loud at comedy acts centered on topical events and popular culture
See the renovated lobby, with restored 1912 stained glass
Make your way over to Amsterdam’s Boom Chicago for a night of fast-paced, comedic entertainment. This popular English-language show is an exhilarating spectacle of sharp writing and quick improvisation with music, video and multimedia. The actors turn suggestions from the audience into original scenes and hilarious jokes that are different for every performance.
The comedy troupe, complete with a musical director and multimedia technician, performs almost every night at the Rozentheater. The venue, built in 1913 as a cinema with live variety acts, was fully renovated in 2004 with many original details intact, including the restored stained glass. The 250-seat theater offers a larger, open lobby that includes a full bar for guests to enjoy.
So settle into your seat and enjoy a night of big laughs!
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Sep 2019
Different, clever and good presentation/venue. Friendly staff - not so easy to find and transport a bit difficult.
It's improv comedy. Improv comedy is always hit or miss. On the night I was there it was mostly miss. I have no doubt that the cast members have all had better moments. I like going to see live performances when traveling abroad and I noticed that this one was in English. Never having been to The Netherlands before I was looking for tours and entertainments in English to help me acclimate to this beautiful city. that's one reason I decided to see this show. No need to worry. I soon found out that everyone in The Netherlands speaks English. Still, I wouldn't either recommend or not recommend this performance. The next night it may have been hysterically funny. Just not the night I was there.
This show was really good but the Trump show was still on which was unexpected as it was supposed to have finished by now. We did enjoy it but Trump bashing isn't our thing. even though we think the guy is an absolute idiot!!!. All in all , well worth doing though.
Easy-to-find location. I thought the show was pretty funny not great but my travel partner thought it was hilarious. Not a big crowd but we were there during the middle of the week in February. Full bar with good service. They had a food menu, too, but I didn't see anyone eating. I heard that if there's not a big crowd you can go to the box office the day of the show and get heavily discounted tickets. Not sure if that's true, but worth a try if you're in the neighborhood.
The artists involved were very clever and masters of their trade. As we went on a weekday, it was not full. I would imagine that on a weekend the atmosphere would be better. First time seeing this kind of show and it was good fun.