het Theater Festival


Toneelhuis’ main mission as a municipal theatre continues to be the production of artistic projects for the large auditorium – in the first instance the Bourla stage – for a wide local audience, and then – by means of touring – for a wide regional and international audience.

Since Guy Cassiers’ appointment as artistic director in 2006, Toneelhuis has become a place of diversity. In addition to Guy Cassiers, six other artists are based here, creating work that is varied in discipline and scale. At the moment they are Olympique Dramatique, Bart Meuleman, Abke Haring, Benjamin Verdonck, FC Bergman and Mokhallad Rasem. The result is pure verbal theatre alongside highly visual, expressive theatre, intense use of sound and image technology as well as artisanal small-scale handiwork, evocative interventions in the city alongside regular theatre work in the large auditorium, idiosyncratic themes alongside engaging narratives.