het Theater Festival

We are happy to announce that there will be a TheaterFestival 2020!

Het TheaterFestival will take place from 3 to 13 September in Brussels. The Kaaitheater will be the beating heart of the festival. Renowned Brussels houses such as BRONKS, Beursschouwburg, KVS, Westrand/Dilbeek and others are indispensable partners of the festival.

Due to the current circumstances, the festival jury had to limit itself to performances that premiered between 25 April 2019 and 12 March 2020.
The festival jury, composed of theatre experts, included Evelyne Coussens, Charlotte De Somviele, Ciska Hoet, Filip Tielens, Pieter T’Jonck, Mia Vaerman and Karel Vanhaesebrouck. With our thanks to Mahdieh Fahimi. They saw a total of 304 different productions, including (musical) theatre, dance, youth theatre, social and artistic work and performances. Opera, stand-up comedy and amateur theatre did not attract the attention of the jury. Together they selected 12 performances.

The festival wants to defend this edition openly, beyond confinement, polarisation, limited imagination, your inner circle, prescribed answers, fear of the unknown, self-interest. In the world, in the city, but also in ourselves. Within these limits, we are now working on the preparation of the performances and the reflexion programme.


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
+32 474 57 17 18


Lotte Decaesstecker
+32 477 39 50 04

Eva Lesage
production performances,
volunteers & guests coordinator
+32 495 73 31 14

Jara Vlaeminckx
production reflection program,
prevention & festival centre
+32 471 58 23 16

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