Theater Rotterdam is Rotterdam’s urban cultural hub. With six theater halls, 1600 seats and over 600 performances, events and other projects a year, Theater Rotterdam is one of the city’s biggest cultural centers. We are a nationwide frontrunner with our unique combination of producing and showing performing arts as well as coaching a new generation of artists. Our profiling agenda differentiates itself because of its exceptional quality and progressiveness. Theater Rotterdam is inseparable with the city and its metropolitan character. We show the power of the Rotterdam’s diversity without creating opposites from differences. We celebrate our dissimilarities, our melting pot and our multiformity by utilizing our curiosity. We show new realities that surprise and inspire us. Where differences are embraced, fervor arises. We use this to build a new Rotterdam. On all levels: with an incentive programming, by working interdisciplinary within our own productions, with social projects in and with the city, by investing in creative and critical citizens via educational activities and by investing in a sustainable organization. This innovative and creative approach, looking for connections, fits perfectly with the Philips Innovation Award. We are proud to call us the host of your finale again in 2019.