NTGent is Ghent’s civic theatre. From its home base – the theatre on Sint-Baafsplein, at the heart of the city, between the cathedral, belfry and town hall – it goes out into the wide world with its ensemble of leading Flemish and Dutch actors. NTGent makes it a point of honour to take theatre to every corner of its own language area, but it is also a welcome guest and an active partner on the international scene, from the Avignon Festival, the RuhrTriennale, the Athens Festival and the Wiener Festwochen to such cities as Sydney, New York, Moscow, Zagreb and Seoul.
NTGent aims to present theatre that is moving, challenging and surprising. On the basis of its conviction that theatre remains unsurpassed as a social space that sets great store by tolerance, as a mental haven where the most diverse world-views can clash peacefully with each other, as an artistic space where openness to new ideas provides the start of a new story, with an eye to today’s world and always ready for interaction with other artistic disciplines.
Until July 2015, NTGent’s artistic course will be determined by actor and artistic jack-of-all-trades Wim Opbrouck. After this, NTGent will be celebrating the return of its former artistic director Johan Simons, the Dutch director who in 2010 swapped NTGent for the Münchner Kammerspiele. From 2015 to 2017, Simons will be combining this role with that of intendant of the RuhrTriënnale. Wim Opbrouck will continue to work as an actor for NTGent, which, incidentally, will be celebrating its 50th birthday as a civic theatre in 2015.
Hugo Claus’ first play about a socially isolated family anxiously trying to maintain its former social standing.
A Lolita tells the story of a forbidden love affair between an adult and a young teenager.
An Oriental-Occidental fairytale about the image people have of 'the other' and of themselves in an adaptation of Mozart’s opera The Abduction from the Seraglio.
Oscar van Rompay in the part that was made for him (De Standaard) in a monologue written by Peter Verhelst.
The opening production of the 2010-2011 season at Wim Opbrouck’s new NTGent.
Wunderbaums Camp Jesus shows the world through the eyes of the New Christians.
After Aida*, the second part of the 'trilogy of optimism'.
A bourgeois world in which the protagonists elegantly enter into discussions on the importance of reason and science as opposed to beauty and art.
Poet and officer Cyrano de Bergerac is secretly in love with his niece Roxane, who is in love with a young soldier in Cyrano's regiment.
Steven and Sara are back together ten years after splitting up, and now they strive for the opposite of jealousy in their relationship.