Tivoli (Utrecht)

Last updated
Tivoli Oudegracht Tivoli Oudegracht.jpg
Tivoli Oudegracht
Tivoli de Helling Inside Tivoli de Helling.jpg
Tivoli de Helling

Tivoli is a popular music venue and cultural center in Utrecht, Netherlands. Tivoli is run by a non-profit organisation. The original organisation dates back to 1823 and functioned as a relaxing place outside the city's Stadsbuitengracht.

Tivoli has two locations: TivoliVredenburg and Tivoli De Helling 7. Tivoli was originally located at Lepelenburg until the venue burnt down in 1979. A new venue opened at Oudegracht 245, which is approximately a 20-minute walk from De Helling. In 2014 Tivoli Oudegracht and Muziekcentrum Vredenburg joined forces in the new TivoliVredenburg, and Tivoli De Helling continued as an independent music venue.

The De Helling location has a capacity of 400 people, and the Oudegracht location had a capacity of approximately 1000 people. Formerly one of the Netherlands' major venues (together with Paradiso, Paard van Troje, 013 and Melkweg), Tivoli Oudegracht was located in the historic premises in Utrecht's city centre, and featured more than 300 productions annually. Apart from pop concerts, there were dance evenings every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Tivoli Oudegracht was the main concert venue for the Summer Darkness festival for many years.

The Oudegracht location is a Rijksmonument.

In May 2014 Tivoli Oudegracht closed but Tivoli De Helling continued as an independent music venue. A large new venue, named TivoliVredenburg, replaces both Tivoli and the former Muziekcentrum Vredenburg.

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Utrecht</span> City and municipality in Utrecht, Netherlands

Utrecht is the fourth-largest city of the Netherlands, as well as the capital and the most populous city of the province of Utrecht. The municipality of Utrecht is located in the eastern part of the Randstad conurbation, in the very centre of mainland Netherlands, and includes Haarzuilens, Vleuten en De Meern. It has a population of 361,699 as of December 2021.

Tivoli may refer to:

<i>Death to the Pixies</i> 1997 greatest hits album by Pixies

Death to the Pixies was the first Pixies best-of compilation, released by 4AD in the UK on October 6, 1997, and 4AD/Elektra the following day in the United States to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the band's debut. It covered the years 1987 to 1991. It is now out of print, having been replaced by the 2004 compilation Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies. A limited edition of the compilation also included a second CD with a live performance taken from Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands on September 25, 1990.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Vredenburg Castle</span>

Vredenburg Castle was a 16th-century castle built by Habsburg emperor Charles V in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Some remains of the castle, which stood for only 50 years, are still visible on what is now Vredenburg square in Utrecht.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ</span>

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ is the main concert hall for contemporary classical music on the IJ in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The building opened in 2005 and is located above the IJtunnel, a ten-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal station. The building was designed by Danish architects 3XN. The Bimhuis is part of and partly integrated in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra is a Dutch symphony orchestra based in Amsterdam.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Paard van Troje</span> Venue in The Hague, Netherlands

Paard van Troje, since 2016 known as PAARD, is a venue in The Hague, Netherlands founded in 1972 18 June with the support of the alderman of culture from The Hague. Currently located at the Prinsegracht.

Dutch rock is a form of rock music produced in the Netherlands, primarily in the English language as well as in Dutch.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">TivoliVredenburg</span>

The TivoliVredenburg is a contemporary music complex located in Utrecht, Netherlands. The venue consists of five halls designed acoustically for a specific music genre. Along with its hall, the venue also features an "amateur stage" and a cafe.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Music venues in the Netherlands</span>

Music venues in the Netherlands are a vivid part of the social cultural environment of the country.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jacobikerk</span>

The Jacobikerk is a landmark Protestant church in Utrecht, Netherlands. The building is located on the St Jacobsstraat, named for its patron saint St. James the Greater. The church is one of the medieval parish churches of Utrecht, along with the Buurkerk, the Nikolaïkerk and the Geertekerk. Today it is known as the starting place for Dutch pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella along the Way of St. James. The Dutch Confraternity of St. James is located around the corner on the St. Jacobskerkhof.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Le Guess Who?</span> Dutch music festival

Le Guess Who? is a Dutch music festival featuring different music genres: from avant-garde, jazz, hip hop, electronic, experimental, noise rock, indie rock, world music and others. The festival, founded by Bob van Heur and Johan Gijsen, has been hosted in the city of Utrecht since 2007.

Vredenburg is a town in South Africa.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">MainStreet (band)</span> Dutch boy band

MainStreet was a Dutch boy band, consisting of Nils Käller, Daan Zwierink, Owen Playfair and Rein van Duivenboden. The group gained attention after participating in Junior Songfestival 2012.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Muziekcentrum Vredenburg</span>

Muziekcentrum Vredenburg was a music venue in Utrecht, Netherlands with a capacity of 5,000 people. It was designed by Dutch architect Herman Hertzberger. The venue hosted concerts by many famous artists, spanning many different genres. The old building has been demolished and the city of Utrecht has built a new, bigger venue on the same location. The main hall of the old building has been integrated into the new building. The new building was officially opened in July 2014 and is called TivoliVredenburg.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Festival Oude Muziek</span>

The Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht is an annual music festival that showcases and celebrates early European art music. The ten-day festival takes place in the Dutch city of Utrecht, and begins in August. The programme includes concerts, activities, lectures, exhibitions, and a symposium.

The following is a timeline of the history of the municipality of Utrecht, Netherlands.

Gerard Beljon is a musician and composer from the Netherlands, specialising in chamber and choral music with contemporary resonances. His works have been performed in Austria, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Russia and the United States.

Harriet Krijgh is a Dutch cellist.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">AVRO Studios</span> Building in Hilversum, Netherlands

AVRO Studios is a building complex and national heritage site in Hilversum, where the radio and TV studios and the head office of the Dutch public broadcasting association AVRO were located until 2000. The buildings have since been used by other companies for different purposes.