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Toneelhuis season 2020 - 2021

Theatre is taking a detour. A fruitful detour. 

Theatre refuses to accept the reality that currently exists as the only conceivable one. Make other stories possible – that’s what we want to do with our shows this season! 

The many restrictions within which we have to work at present have challenged us to look for new forms of presentation and unexpected locations. Because of these circumstances, the shows gain an extra dimension.

Here you can discover the premieres, reprisals, coproductions and guest performances for the coming season. We are extremely proud of it!


Gekken & Specialisten Theatre Archive

Gekken & Specialisten

Timeau De Keyser / Toneelhuis / tibaldus

Using nonsense and word play, tibaldus unmasks the eternal power struggle between belief systems. Based on Madmen & Specialists by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka.

Wachten op Godot Theatre 9 June 2021 until 27 June 2021

Wachten op Godot

Olympique Dramatique / Toneelhuis

Koen De Sutter, Tom Dewispelaere, Nico Sturm and Tom Van Dyck play in Beckett’s famous classic. More topical than ever.

The Sheep Song Theatre 14 June 2021 until 25 July 2021

The Sheep Song

FC Bergman / Toneelhuis

A miniature about the eternal struggle with – and endless longing for – change.

I Silenti Theatre 8 June 2021 until 30 June 2021

I Silenti

Lisaboa Houbrechts / Fabrizio Cassol / Tcha Limberger / Théâtre de Namur / Toneelhuis

Fabrizio Cassol recomposed Monteverdi’s madrigals for the Roma musician Tcha Limberger as a homage to everyone who has been silenced. 

Wereldtournee / Tussenstop Theatre Archive

Wereldtournee / Tussenstop

Benjamin Verdonck / Toneelhuis

Benjamin Verdonck goes on a world tour with his work in Antwerp. Along the way, he also makes a stopover in the Bourla. A continual movement between studio and city, city and theatre, theatre and studio. 

Homemade Theatre 19 May 2021 until 20 June 2021


Mokhallad Rasem / Kuno Bakker / Toneelhuis / Dood Paard

April Theatre 4 June 2021 until 15 June 2021


Guy Cassiers / Toneelhuis / De KOE

American ambassador April Glaspie supposedly gave Saddam Hussein a guarantee that he would not face reprisals by invading Kuwait. True or false? What exactly was said in that infamous meeting?


Freud Theatre Archive


Ivo van Hove / Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Toneelhuis

AREN Theatre 10 January 2019 until 27 May 2021


Benjamin Verdonck / Toneelhuis

PLATINA Theatre 19 April 2018 until 18 May 2021


Abke Haring / Toneelhuis / Zuidpool

Dagboek van een leeg bed Theatre 29 June 2021 until 30 June 2021

Dagboek van een leeg bed

Mokhallad Rasem / Toneelhuis

Arabic spoken, surtitled in Dutch and English during the Dutch tour. 

العرض في اللغة العربية


11 seconds Theatre 26 June 2021 until 27 June 2021

11 seconds

Charlotte Bouckaert / Platform 0090 / Toneelhuis

Orphans Dance 5 February 2020 until 28 May 2021


tg STAN / Kloppend Hert / Toneelhuis


De Hoop Theatre 22 January 2021 until 20 June 2021

De Hoop

Tutti Fratelli / Reinhilde Decleir

Antwerpse Kleppers

Quartett Theatre 3 June 2020 until 21 May 2021


Muziektheater Transparant / Wouter Van Looy