Kicking off a new theatre season during corona-times?| 1 June 2020
We have to avoid public gatherings, our Gentse Feesten have been cancelled and the cultural sector, still does not know it's re-opening date. So why are we launching our new season anyway?
We've adapted ourselves to the circumstances:
- Out of caution, and until we know more is allowed and safe, we only sell for about 25% on June 1, '20. For all our performances (guest and own productions) of the season 2020-2021 in the Schouwburg (capacity 600) we only put 150 (unnumbered) tickets on sale, for all our performances in Minnemeers, Arca and Minard (capacity +/- 200) we put 55 tickets on sale.
- The season doesn't start until the beginning of October, with an opening weekend during which the monologue just asking in Arca will premiere.
- The first NTGent productions in the Schouwburg are the reprises of Familie and Lam Gods in December 2020.
- The focus of our season is deliberately in the spring of 2021, with the premieres of Dissident, Yellow, Antigone in the Amazon and Het Narrenship.
Want to re-watch our livestream on 1 June? Here it is: