Modern Times

With Modern Times (1936) Chaplin – under pressure from the rise of the ‘talkies’ – produced his last silent film. The movie, a commentary on the industrialization of the world, was nevertheless his greatest success. The images of Chaplin amidst the immense cogwheels of a giant factory machine have become legendary, as has the struggles of the tramp against the machines and the US bureaucracy. 

The famous character of the tramp so masterfully embodied by Chaplin continues to engage our imaginations. Certainly this jewel of a classic film, for old and young, with its familiar, hilarious as well as moving moments can today more than ever give us something to think about.

Chaplin composed the music for the film himself, and the score has now been lovingly restored. 

Concert plus

Thu 01/03/2018

  • 19:30 – introduction: Peter Van Camp & Dirk Brossé
  • Modern Times photo wall
  • The Street Food Company –  hot dogs & wine/cava (€10)
  • afterparty: Radio Modern presents Modern Times: DJ Benny Blue, Flying Willy & The Retronettes

Fri 02/03/2018

  • Modern Times photo wall

Sat 03/03/2018

  • Modern Times photo wall
  • 19:15 – introduction: Roel Van Bambost

Sun 04/03/2018

  • family concert – free popcorn & cotton candy
  • 13:30 – Atelier ReMuA (€4/€2 (-18) (info:
  • Modern Times photo wall
  • The Street Food Company – hot dogs & wine/cava (€10)


Modern Times (1936)

Charlie Chaplin, director
Charlie Chaplin, original score (restored for live performance by Timothy Brock) (musical arrangement David Raksin and Edward Powell)


Dirk Brossé

Tickets Concertgebouw Brugge

Ticketshop In&Uit Brugge

’t Zand 34 | 8000 Bruges
monday-saturday, 10:00 > 17:00 & sunday, 10:00 > 14:00 & one hour before each performance

Ticketline Concertgebouw

Tel: +32 (0) 70/22 33 02 (€ 0,30/minute)
monday-friday, 16:30 > 18:30



  • -50%: -26 years 
  • -50%: citizens of Bruges with OCMW-participatiekaart 
  • -15 %: +65 years, groups and firms (+15 people), OKO sector pas
  • -€3/ticket: Knack Club (max. 2 pers/card)


Concertgebouw  | 't Zand 34  | 8000 Bruges


Get to Concertgebouw Bruges by bike
At ‘t Zand there are several bike racks where you can safely lock your bike.

Get to Concertgebouw Bruges by public transportation
Bruges is easily accessible by train. The Concertgebouw is a ten minute walk from the station: cross the station and the main road and turn left onto the path through Albert Park. You can also take the bus: every five minutes there is a bus to the city center, with a stop next to the Concertgebouw. 

Get to Concertgebouw Bruges by car 
The Concertgebouw offers several parking options, including Centrum-Zand (24/24) and Centrum-Station (free bus transport with your parkingticket).

Visit the website of Concertgebouw Bruges for detailed directions and more information.


89’ (no intermission) | coprod. Flagey, De Bijloke, Concertgebouw Brugge