het Theater Festival


HETPALEIS is a theatre for children, young people and performing artists in the heart of Antwerp. It is the largest theatre for children and young people in the Benelux.

HETPALEIS has two theatre venues: the main theatre has 540 seats, and the smaller theatre seats 100 spectators. It also has rehearsal rooms and runs a broad range of educational workshops. HETPALEIS produces, creates and presents high-quality theatre for all ages.

HETPALEIS creates plays, dance performances, music theatre and everything in between. It has a dual focus on new works and on the classics of the theatre repertoire.

HETPALEIS aims at making high-quality contemporary performing arts accessible to a broad and diverse audience. To that end, it works with the most promising as well as the most renowned performing artists from Flanders, the Netherlands and beyond. With its rich complexity and diversity, the city of Antwerp is an important source of inspiration for artistic activities.

In the coming seasons, HETPALEIS (co-)produces work by, amongst others, Berlin, kabinet k, Abattoir Fermé, Lies Pauwels (Sontag), Manah de Pauw, Simon De Vos, Inne Goris, bog., Pieter De Buysser and Thomas Bellinck.