SPOT Stadsschouwburg is a beautiful Neo-renaissance structure from the late 19th Century nestled in the picturesque beauty of the Groningen town. The classy interiors of this theater are spacious and are equipped with fine sound and light technology to ensure a great theater experience as you enjoy a play here. Staging versatile events like dance shows, cabarets, musicals, dramatics and more, this theater is an entertainment destination of the region. Due to its historic background and beautiful architecture, this theater is listed as a National Monument of the Netherlands.
Vera is a concert venue located on Oosterstraat. It is housed in a building that dates back from the 14th Century and is one of the oldest structures in the city. Established in 1899 as a debating club, it progressed and flourished to become one of the most popular concert hubs in Groningen. Music enthusiasts can attend concerts by local and international artists alike. Past performances at Vera include those by the likes of U2, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Weezer and White Stripes among many others.
Swathed in colors of green and white, the Noordlease Stadion displays unfettered solidarity for its home team FC Groningen. This colossal stadium, once known as Euroborg Stadium, opened in 2006 to replace the erstwhile Oosterpark Stadion, and was inaugurated by Arjen Robben, a key footballer who debuted at the club. Since then, the stadium has hosted several league matches, and was also one of the four venues for the UEFA U21 Championships in 2007. Local supporters of the club have lovingly bestowed quirky monikers upon the club, such as de Groene Hel (the Green Hell) and de Groene Kathedraal (the Green Cathedral). The sprawling stadium complex, apart from the main ground, features a casino, a movie theater, a school, a supermarket, and a fitness center on site.
Care for some cultural action while in Groningen? A look at the event list at SPOT De Oosterpoort will make you want to experience each and every one of them! A host of eclectic music shows, live performances and music events greet you at this buzzing venue. Groove to genres like rhythms and blues, Latin, rock, pop among others as you take your fill of the musical menu on board. Care for some dramatic interludes? Attend one of the theatrical shows, operas, musicals or cabarets on offer and be dazzled by the dexterity and skill of the artistes. A host of cultural festivals find their home at SPOT De Oosterpoort, while the space can also be hired to organize corporate events. When hunger pangs strike, head to the on site restaurant Muze and delight your taste buds with an array of tantalizing flavors. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Functioning since more than four decades, Martiniplaza is considered as one of the best event venues in Groningen. Initially known as Martinihal Groningen, Martiniplaza was privatized in the late 20th Century and thoroughly renovated and reopened in 2011. Martiniplaza is located at the heart of the town and is easily accessible by public transport. This huge arena boasts of a capacity of holding up to 4500 spectators and is a home to the Gas Terra Flames Basketball Team. Besides, this venue is also used as an event space and is popular for staging a versatile mix of events ranging from business conferences to major music concerts in the region.