The “Theater aan het Vrijthof” is located at one of the most beautiful squares of The Netherlands, the Vrijthof. The theater is accomodated in the Generaalshuis (house of the general) that was build in 1805 by Petrus Franciscus De Ceuleneer, a tabacco trader.


It is the theater for all inhabitants of Maastricht, but also for all culture and art-loving people from the Euregion. Hospitality is key! The theater aims to offer quality as well as easy accessible programs. The programs are diverse and have something to offer every target group.

Every season there are various shows and performances that non-Dutch speaking visitors can enjoy, for example dance, music (classical, pop, and jazz), or opera and even a number of family shows.

Theater aan het Vrijthof, Generaalshuis, Maastricht


The Theater aan het Vrijthof is one of the larger theaters in the region, together with Théâtre de La Place in Liege (BE) and CCHA in Hasselt (BE). Besides, it is one of the top-9 main theaters in The Netherlands.

comedy, dance, musical, show, opera, plays

From time to time, the theater offers performances on external stages such as AINSI, historical churches and other locations within the Maastricht area.


The renovation of the Generaalshuis started in 1985. Thereafter the actual theater was build behind the Generaalshuis. In March 1992 the Theater aan het Vrijthof officially opened.
The main theater is called “Papyruszaal” and has a total seating capacity of 800-855. On the second floor there is a smaller theater room with a capacity of 110


Practical info:

Tickets are available online, at the theater (Uitbalie) or at the tourist office VVV Maastricht.

Opening hours Uitbalie:
Monday – Saturday from 12:00h – 18:00h

During summer holidays (July 24 – August 27) the Uitbalie is opened:
Tuesday – Thursday from 12:00h – 16:00h

If there are performances on Sundays or Holidays, the Uitbalie opens 1 hour before the beginning.

– December 25 and 26 (Christmas)
– January 1 (New Year’s Day)
– Carnaval (February 9 – February 14, 2018)
– Easter Monday
– Kingsday (April 27)
– Ascension Day
– Pentecost Monday

At the service desk you can buy parking tickets at discounted prices for the Q-park parkings Vrijthof and Mosae Forum.

Vrijthof 47
6211 LE Maastricht

General info:
Tel: +31-(0)43-350 55 44

Ticket sales (Uitbalie):
Tel: +31-(0)43-350 55 55  (Monday – Saturday 12:00h-18:00h)