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 projects: 'The State of Beauty and Justice' by Lara Staal, a series of debates: 'The heritage of the future', the conference of 'die dramaturgische Gesellschaft' and 'The School of resistance' by Milo Rau and IIPM – International Institute of Political Murder.

Golden Books

“The Golden Books” are a joint project by NTGent and the Berlin publisher Verbrecher Verlag. It is a series comprising programme articles on theatre, aesthetics and politics as well as background pieces on productions and projects by NTGent. A series on both the theory and the practice of a ‘city theatre of the future’.

The Ghent Manifesto