Since 1867 our Schouwburg (literally meaning ‘theatre’ in Dutch) is a place of grandeur, and a ‘temple’ for plays, concerts and performances. It is, without any doubt, one of the most recognizable and well-known places in town.

In 2017, we celebrated the theatre’s 150th anniversary with a huge birthday weekend. This anniversary was also the proper moment for retrospection and with the help of the city’s heritage department (Erfgoedcel Leuven), we created a brand new exhibition on the grand staircase.

In this exhibition we have visualized 150 years of Schouwburg. On your trip from the ground floor to the foyer on the second floor, you will travel through time. You’ll discover the most remarkable era and their corresponding heritage. Unique footages, noteworthy facts and intriguing testimonies bring history alive.

You can visit the exposition for free before and after each show in our main venue.

Behind the scenes (group visit)

Would you like a guided tour for your group of friends or colleagues?
Contact us and we’ll try to accommodate your wishes regarding dates and formula.

Open Schouwburg

Each year, we open our Schouwburg on a couple of Sundays.
It's an ideal occasion to saviour a drink in our somptuous foyer, have a dance or enjoy a tour behind the scenes.

These guided tours are organised for individual visitors:

  • € 5 per person
  • a maximum of 20 participants
  • duration: 90’