Bruges is home to a wide range of cultural activities:
Theatre, concerts, dance, performing arts, family events, art and many other events. Bruges offers a wealth of cultural performances for all ages!
For instance, you can visit one of these venues to admire cultural gems:
The Concertgebouw is an international music and performing arts centre, devoted to the development and presentation of art at an international level. It focuses on music and contemporary dance and it provides enduring opportunities for the (active) experiencing of contemporary art. With its Sound Factory (interactive space for sound art) and its collection of visual art, the Concertgebouw pronounced emphasis on creativity and imagination takes its programming beyond the mere presentation of art.
Attending an event at the Concertgebouw with its contemporary architecture and in the very heart of the city is highly recommended. Are you planning a concert featuring a well-known orchestra? Are you going to admire Belgian or world-class dance companies? A romantic evening including a piano concerto with a clear sense of acoustic? Would you like to catch a performance by American or African dancers? All this combined with art of an international level? A visit is a must! After the performance, you can enjoy a drink at the very cosy café!
Stadsschouwburg (City Theatre)
One of Europe’s best-preserved city theatres (1869) with its neo-renaissance façade boasts a palatial foyer and a majestic auditorium. The red velvet chairs can welcome approximately 700 spectators. Nationally and internationally acclaimed performances of contemporary dance and theatre are performed here as well as concerts.
Magdalenazaal (MaZ) (Magdalena Concert Hall)
The place to be for dynamic young theatre and dance talent as well as for concerts. Big names next to intimate club discoveries perform here on stage. This venue also hosts student parties, regular shows, and activities for children. The Magdalenazaal is close to the railway station and to the Smedenpoort.
Kunstencentrum De Werf (Art Centre De Werf)
Celebrated den for jazz lovers. An established concert venue for countless Belgian and foreign musicians as well as a perfect spot for that enjoyable contemporary theatre play or kids’ production. A free jam session takes place in the foyer every second Monday of the month, and this from October through to May.
Do you wish to find out which performances are featured and which ones you would like to see? Would you like to order tickets?
or feel free to ask information at the reception desk of our hotel.