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, Simon van den Berg (Theatermaker & theaterkrant.nl), 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 DeSingel and in different locations around surrounding it such as Monty, DE Studio, Toneelhuis/Bourlaschouwburg, hetpaleis, Arenbergschouwburg,..