The City Theatre of the Future will be an open house, ready to hear your suggestions and initiatives. We shall invite students for master-classes, and we see ourselves as ‘The Flemish Factory’, combining productions and tours, independent theatre and repertoire, dramatic art, theoretical discourse and political commitment, with an eye to a ‘global realism’. There is plenty to do, lots to learn, and much to see.


NTGent will be more than a theatre. It will be, in the Brechtian sense, a school for life and for the arts, combining practice and theory, craftsmanship and engagement, tradition and experiment. Therefore, we also publish books about our work and beyond, and we offer Master classes for young artists, in collaboration with art schools and universities of the region. We understand this as an investment in upcoming artists – and in the understanding and the future of the art of theatre.

Events & Political Actions

The programme of NTGent includes theatre projects as well as political discussions, lectures and activism. We will reflect on the state of the world and call for action, for example with these three projects: The Art of Organizing Hope by Dominique Willaert and Victoria Deluxe, The State of Truth, Beauty and Belief by Lara Staal and last but not least, General Assembly by Milo Rau and IIPM – International Institute of Political Murder, which prepares for a global democracy and shapes the possible aspects of a future world parliament.

The Ghent Manifesto