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


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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19u00     do 18 apr
theatre, talks

Transnational Encounters in the History of Animal Magnetism in Belgium, 1830 – 1848


Lezing: Magnetisme
20u30     do 18 apr
theatre, talks

Transnational Encounters in the History of Animal Magnetism in Belgium, 1830 – 1848


Magisch theater: Heen & Terug

20u00     wo 24 apr
We Are Not Talking Heads
FILM, IT’S LIVE!, music

The concert film Stop Making Sense brings Talking Heads back to the big screen! The recording of 1984 has been restored in 4K for the 40th anniversary of the legendary film. The choreographically tightly directed performance was shot in December 1983 at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood and showcases Talking Heads' most memorable songs. The screenings at De Cinema in February were sold out, so we'll celebrate this succes with:

20u15     za 27 apr

Born 100 years ago, gone for twenty. Our matinees of April are all about the versatile and charismatic actor Marlon Brando. See here for all our Marlon Brando matinees.

23u00     za 27 apr
w/ Cormac, Kneiz & She the dj

On Saturday, April 27th, Kasteel Sterckshof @ Rivierenhof will be the setting for the open air party of the year: Geheimzinnig Aan Het Kasteel. Afterparty @ De Studio!


20u00     wo 22 mei
Bill Nace & Soetkin Elbers

Ultra Eczema’s Houten Kamermuziek


Bill Nace
VS, From melancholy knee guitar to unrecognizable table manners. Bill Nace forms Body/Head with Kim Gordon, descends from XO4, plays with Chris Corsano in Vampire Belt and releases all kinds of beauty through Open Mouth Records. On this night, he presents a new LP on UE!

Soetkin Elbers
BE, Electronically transmitted Baroque Soprano

20u30     do 23 mei

Minami Deutsch is a Krautrock band from Tokyo. These self-described “repetition freaks” cite psychedelic rock and minimal techno as guideposts, but – as evidenced by a band name that is Japanese for “South Germany” – they’re really obsessed with krautrock.


23u30     za 8 jun
strictly the best African music

We're thrilled to announce that Mama Africa is finally coming back to Antwerp! 
Get ready for an unforgettable night at De Studio on the 8th of June. Join us for the ultimate celebration of African culture, featuring the best of Afro Beats, Azonto, Kuduro, Coupé Décalé, Ndombolo and more African vibes that will keep you dancing all night long!