het Theater Festival


For ten days, the TheatreFestival turns the spotlight on the finest productions of our theatre scene.

The TheatreFestival is a unique occasion for the audience to (re)discover the most outstanding and memorable theatre pieces of the past season. These productions are selected by a professional jury composed of theatre experts. This year the jury members are Johan Thielemans (the president), Evelyne Coussens (De Morgen & Rekto:verso), Charlotte De Somviele (De Standaard & Etcetera), Pieter ’T Jonck, (De Morgen), Mia Vaerman, Filip Tielens (De Standaard), Karel Vanhaesebrouck (docent RITCS & EHB) en Herien Wensink (De Volkskrant).

Besides the jury selection, the TF offers a diverse set of activities such as inspiring workshops, critical debates etc. As usual, the festival starts with a ‘State of the Union’ speech by a renowned artist, a young contrary voice in the ‘State of the Youth’ speech and an international view in ‘State of the Other’.

This year the TheatreFestival will take place in the festival centre Kunstencentrum Vooruit and in different locations around surrounding it such as CAMPO, NTGent, Kopergietery,…


Het TheaterFestival is a place where the public and professionals meet through the selection of a jury that evaluated theatre performances all throughout the year based on artistic and social relevance. The selection can be seen as a representative for certain tendencies in the theatre sector. Het TheaterFestival promotes the theatre sector, evokes challenges and stimulates by presenting the most important works of the sector as well as thrilling works of young theatre makers. Het TheaterFestival invites both the public and professionals to analyse and reflect. The diverse program actively engages the public and professionals to the festival. Het TheaterFestival invests in broadening the basis of the performing arts.


Kathleen Treier
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Het Theaterfestival Vlaanderen VZW

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