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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 29 October 2020 until 13 February 2021

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.

Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias Theatre 31 October 2020 until 9 January 2021

Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias

Guy Cassiers / Toneelhuis

A double bill of monologues: two of the most fascinating figures from antiquity updated for the 21st century. 

Wachten op Godot Theatre 27 October 2020 until 12 December 2020

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 January 2021 until 12 May 2021

The Sheep Song

FC Bergman / Toneelhuis

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

I Silenti Theatre 21 January 2021 until 9 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 4 March 2021 until 7 March 2021

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 18 March 2021 until 27 May 2021


Mokhallad Rasem / Kuno Bakker / Toneelhuis / Dood Paard

Mokhallad Rasem and Kuno Bakker are building a place where they can live together. Where do they feel at home? And how are they going to agree?

April Theatre 22 April 2021 until 6 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 27 October 2020 until 31 October 2020


Ivo van Hove / Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Toneelhuis

Zielzoekers Performance 22 January 2021 until 27 January 2021


Mokhallad Rasem / Theater Malpertuis / Toneelhuis

AREN Theatre 12 November 2020 until 3 February 2021


Benjamin Verdonck / Toneelhuis

PLATINA Theatre 19 April 2021 until 18 May 2021


Abke Haring / Toneelhuis / Zuidpool

De verse tijd Theatre 14 November 2020 until 9 December 2020

De verse tijd

Mokhallad Rasem / Kuno Bakker / Dood Paard / Toneelhuis

Dagboek van een leeg bed Theatre 10 November 2020 until 11 February 2021

Dagboek van een leeg bed

Mokhallad Rasem / Toneelhuis

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

العرض في اللغة العربية

Bruegel Theatre 27 November 2020 until 15 May 2021


Lisaboa Houbrechts / Toneelhuis

hi Baubo, Theatre 1 December 2020 until 17 December 2020

hi Baubo,

Hannah De Meyer / Toneelhuis



11 seconds Theatre 11 May 2021 until 12 May 2021

11 seconds

Charlotte Bouckaert / Platform 0090 / Toneelhuis


Wat de bomen weten Theatre 26 November 2020 until 27 November 2020

Wat de bomen weten

Fabrice Murgia / Dominique Pauwels / LOD muziektheater / Cie Artara

De Hoop Theatre 22 January 2021 until 24 January 2021

De Hoop

Tutti Fratelli / Reinhilde Decleir

Waagstuk Literature 6 February 2021


Behoud de Begeerte / Charlotte Van den Broeck

Antwerpse Kleppers