our festivals

Rode Hond

Rode Hond is the annual arts festival for the whole family organised by numerous cultural organisations from Leuven. Enjoy cultural activities for all ages and discover theatre, dance, music, circus, literature, workshops, film, games, urban arts, exhibitions and lots more. 

Leuven Jazz

In 2023, we celebrate our 10th birthday from Thursday 9th until Sunday 19th of March . The first name for this festive edition has already been launched: guitarist Elliot Knuets  will be our 'young artist in residence' and will present some special collaborations.

Warm Alarm

With the city-wide program Warm Alarm, we are once again making the urgency of the climate crisis visible. But with Leuven 2030 as our most important partner, we also show the power of a climate-neutral city. Warm Alarm combines an artistic program with stimulating lectures, interesting podcasts, workshops, walks, and cycle trips along with inspiring solutions.

Voices of Passion

Leuven and polyphony have since long been closely connected. The Alamire Foundation from Leuven conducts and encourages research into the Gregorian chant and polyphony of the Low Countries.The Voices of Passion festival is the perfect platform for sharing the research results with as many listeners as possible. 


From 12 to 14 May, we once again present local and international top shows as well as a great deal of new work created at our circus workshop CIRKLABO. Performances at unique locations or in a circus tent in the middle of the city? It promises to be a great weekend full of acrobatics, music and fun!

The Sound of...

For several years, The Sound of … has been the theme of a fantastic festival day with classical and contemporary music performed by well-known as well as unknown artists.

Each time, we link our theme to that of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, which will once again focus on Voice in May 2023. Discover heavenly voices from Belgium and other countries in the atmospheric setting of Keizersberg Abbey.