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Meet Bühne

    Bühne is a place where anything can happen non-stop. Makers and creatives from Breda are given a platform here to present their work and try out new things in the fields of music, art, food and everything in between or beyond. As a visitor, you'll get to know innovative concepts and provocative creations, meet possible new collaborations, and admire the new talent of the city. We spoke with concept developer Bart van der Burg and owner Ivo Boschman about this cool new underground (literally) location.

    A new team with a passion for culture

    For Ivo, starting Bühne was a logical step. “I have a background in business economics, but I have always collaborated with creative people. I ended up at the former BANK15 with a food concept. Although I enjoyed it, I realised that my passion would not lie in the kitchen. I really wanted to make a true impact.” Ivo supported BANK15 in its operations for some time with great pleasure, but now it's time for him to take the lead. “We have now gathered a great team with people who all want to do cool things."

    There is so much talent that is still untapped. That is why I am so happy that this is changing with Bühne.

    Ivo Boschman

    Ivo Boschman

    One member of this new team is Bart van der Burg. He is mainly involved in developing concepts around the music scene in Breda. “There is a lot of unheard music in Breda,” explains Bart. “There is so much talent that is not being utilised. That is why I am so happy that this is changing with Bühne. This is a place where all music is welcome. I also collaborate with Demi Poortman to organise some cool events with live music. I am proud of the new generation of musical talent and I am excited to now be able to show that to the public.”

    Value Added by Stage

    With the success of the recent crowdfunding campaign, efforts are being made behind the scenes to make Bühne even more valuable for the city and its visitors. Ivo explains: "With the successful crowdfunding, we can now provide more support. This includes practical matters such as improving sound quality or something as simple as a dishwasher. Additionally, we are exploring what we can offer to artists and creators who come here and how we can contribute to society. For example, considering how we can involve people with barriers to the job market."

    This is what the visitor can expect

    “Anything can happen here,” says Bart. “One night, we organise a piano show where the stage resembles a jazz club, and the next moment you might find yourself admiring an interesting exhibition while listening to cool beats from up-and-coming DJ talent. Anything is possible. It's important that visitors understand that passionate people are working here who truly love music, art, and culture and want to create something innovative."