Melkweg (Milky Way)
music - theater - cinema - photography - media - events
Squatted by a theatre troupe in 1970, the former factory building has risen from the rough to become a reputed music and cultural events venue with international fame. Many great artists, including U2 (their first performance outside of Ireland), Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Prince and Lady Gaga performed in the Melkweg.
Multifunctional cultural centre
The industrial building around the corner of Leidseplein is divided into a number of spaces and houses 2 concert halls, a cinema, a theatre, and an exposition space.
On the top floor of this former dairy and sugar factory is a unique theatre few know of. The Melkweg Theater is an intimate space with room for 112 seated guests.
The diversity of Melkweg's programming - from established names to new home-grown artists - and visitors, together with its different spaces and special location, have for years made the Melkweg a unique place.
What's on in Melkweg
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Stage-diving at a rock concert in Melkweg