A venue for a young audience and a hub for young talent.

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De Studio is a creative hub based at the Mechelseplein in the heart of Antwerp. At De Studio, children and young adults are spectators as well as artists/creators.

In 2011, the Province of Antwerp bought the building that used to house the famous drama and acting school Studio Herman Teirlinck. The arts organization Villanella acquired the long lease of the building. It was renamed De Studio and in addition to that new name, Villanella also gave it a new focus: theatre, cinema, music, literature, dance, parties, debates,… De Studio is a unique venue where every lover of performing arts feels at home.

Today, De Studio provides space and support to, among others, Theater FroeFroe, Laika, De Spiegel, fABULEUS, ZEBARBAR, Compagnie Barbarie and Theater Artemis. Artists turn their dreams into reality at De Studio, in order to blow the audience’s mind. 24/7.

One can never know what tomorrow brings, but as long as it innovates and surprises, what tomorrow brings deserves its place at De Studio.

We hope to see you soon at a theatre matinée by day or at a funky party in the middle of the night!

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Hoofdinhoud
juni

20u30     vr 28 jun
music

Balancing rhytmic electronica, angular wave and powerful chants, ICCHĀ is a frenzied sonic fusion between Belgium and Bangladesh.

The Belgian duo, comprising musician Micha Volders and visual artist Miet Warlop, present their debut album titled ICCHĀ. Stemming from their monumental performance Chant For Hope (2023), which showcased native artists from Dhaka, ICCHĀ revolves around the musical cadence and rich heritage of the Bengali language.

augustus

12u00     zo 4 aug
by Alien
visual art

BODYBUILDERS stems from the desire of Italian photographer Alien to document the new alternative drag and club kids scene across the world. A dynamic community, constantly evolving and often difficult to grasp, whose traces are collected in a first volume dedicated to the United Kingdom, followed by a second publication on the Americas, from South to North, currently in production.

12u00     ma 5 aug
by Alien
visual art

BODYBUILDERS stems from the desire of Italian photographer Alien to document the new alternative drag and club kids scene across the world. A dynamic community, constantly evolving and often difficult to grasp, whose traces are collected in a first volume dedicated to the United Kingdom, followed by a second publication on the Americas, from South to North, currently in production.

12u00     di 6 aug
by Alien
visual art

BODYBUILDERS stems from the desire of Italian photographer Alien to document the new alternative drag and club kids scene across the world. A dynamic community, constantly evolving and often difficult to grasp, whose traces are collected in a first volume dedicated to the United Kingdom, followed by a second publication on the Americas, from South to North, currently in production.

12u00     wo 7 aug
by Alien
visual art

BODYBUILDERS stems from the desire of Italian photographer Alien to document the new alternative drag and club kids scene across the world. A dynamic community, constantly evolving and often difficult to grasp, whose traces are collected in a first volume dedicated to the United Kingdom, followed by a second publication on the Americas, from South to North, currently in production.

12u00     do 8 aug
by Alien
visual art

BODYBUILDERS stems from the desire of Italian photographer Alien to document the new alternative drag and club kids scene across the world. A dynamic community, constantly evolving and often difficult to grasp, whose traces are collected in a first volume dedicated to the United Kingdom, followed by a second publication on the Americas, from South to North, currently in production.

september

17u00     zo 8 sep
Lieselot Siddiki & Nona Demey Gallagher
theatre

Nona Demey Gallagher & Lieselot Siddiki present Up Your Ass, Valerie Solanas’ infamous 1965 comedy. The text has had a controversial status in the feminist (queer) community for years, but is now seeing the European theatre light for the first time.

20u30     ma 9 sep
Lieselot Siddiki & Nona Demey Gallagher
theatre

Nona Demey Gallagher & Lieselot Siddiki present Up Your Ass, Valerie Solanas’ infamous 1965 comedy. The text has had a controversial status in the feminist (queer) community for years, but is now seeing the European theatre light for the first time.

19u30     wo 11 sep
8+
Theater Artemis & Studio Julian Hetzel
family

Theater Artemis and Studio Julian Hetzel present: a talent show for misfits. Who is the best  at failing? The candidates show us what they’ve got. 

This performance searches for beauty within the ugly. Yet, what is tasteless for one, can be beautiful for the other. Together with the audience, we try to find out what the word ‘success’ actually means. Who decides what is cool or good-looking? Who knows if something is a  piece of Art or simply garbage? Can we look at things from a different angle? Do we care too  much about what other people think? 

20u30     vr 13 sep
Serdi Faki Alici & Lara Staal / NTGent
theatre

I hate the number six
There were six of us at home,
my parents died the sixth month of the year when I was six...

SERDI tells the story of Serdi. All about how someone who has nothing makes his voice his home. As an orphan, moving from institution to institution and from school to juvenile detention, Serdi made himself a promise. He taught himself beatboxing. He trained until he could do it. The acoustics of solitary confinement proved perfect for refining his technique.

17u00     za 14 sep
Serdi Faki Alici & Lara Staal / NTGent
theatre

I hate the number six
There were six of us at home,
my parents died the sixth month of the year when I was six...

SERDI tells the story of Serdi. All about how someone who has nothing makes his voice his home. As an orphan, moving from institution to institution and from school to juvenile detention, Serdi made himself a promise. He taught himself beatboxing. He trained until he could do it. The acoustics of solitary confinement proved perfect for refining his technique.

20u30     do 19 sep
music

Antwerp-based Gnome present their third album: Vestiges of Verumex Visidrome. 
The trio rips, pops and thunders through a landscape of stoner, prog and heavy metal, populated by mythical figures and with adventurous twists and turns. 

After the release of “King” (2022) and the success of their self-made music videos, the band gained live experience on tours in Europe, UK and US. 
Gnome headed to London in April 2024 to record their bigger, increasingly greasy sound under the direction of Wayne Adams. 

oktober

20u30     wo 30 okt
music

OYESONO is a new sensation in the Belgian music scene. 
This project by Jasper Maekelberg and Billie Leyers has a sound with an inescapable energy. 

Jasper - known as a musician and producer of Faces on TV, Balthazar, Warhaus, Sylvie Kreusch - and singer-songwriter Billie Leyers bring you into higher spheres brimming with sound.

Get ready for this unforgettable musical journey. 

november

20u30     di 26 nov
music

Roos Rebergen and SunSunSun Orchestra will release their first full-length album this autumn.

december

20u00     vr 20 dec
Voetvolk
theatre, music

Dance meets concert, that’s Into The Open’s pledge.

Seven performers embody the groove and share the energy of the music. They spur each other on with pimped krautrock from 2022, or Can’s repetitive theme crossed with The Chemical Brothers’ high voltage.

Voetvolk welcomes you for a wild, collective leap into limbo. Let’s trance!