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
oktober

20u30     do 13 okt
music

When Italian composer Bruno Bavota and Dutch songwriter Chantal Acda met a few years ago, it was immediately clear that a collaboration was bound to happen. Bavota was already a fan of Acda's dreamy folk and in Bavota's intimate piano compositions Acda saw a potential that was begging to be exploited.

20u00     wo 19 okt
Maxime Dreesen & De Studio
theatre, queer

How about we make a show to enrich your sex life? Let's make room for playful fantasies and unknown desires, possibilities without a predetermined outcome.

Current sex education is limited to simple information about pregnancy, STIs, erections and (the horror of) AIDS. If you have sex, you will get pregnant and die. No more condoms on bananas and lists of disease risks! How can we play with sex? Pick up the dildo and write your way out of history. Are you ready?

20u00     do 20 okt
Maxime Dreesen & De Studio
theatre, queer

How about we make a show to enrich your sex life? Let's make room for playful fantasies and unknown desires, possibilities without a predetermined outcome.

Current sex education is limited to simple information about pregnancy, STIs, erections and (the horror of) AIDS. If you have sex, you will get pregnant and die. No more condoms on bananas and lists of disease risks! How can we play with sex? Pick up the dildo and write your way out of history. Are you ready?

20u00     vr 21 okt
12-18y
Vervloet & De Studio
theatre, family

A quest that alternates between reality and fantasy. Peter Pan on speed for 12+ and up.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A fire fighter? A football player? An accountant? Mum or dad? A magician? An influencer? Or a pilot still? Anything is possible on the playground. Children let their imagination run wild and determine the rules of the game themselves. 'You are the pink Power Ranger and I am the blue-grey-white one. They don't exist, do they? Well, now they do.'

Première

20u00     za 22 okt
12-18y
Vervloet & De Studio
theatre, family

A quest that alternates between reality and fantasy. Peter Pan on speed for 12+ and up.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A fire fighter? A football player? An accountant? Mum or dad? A magician? An influencer? Or a pilot still? Anything is possible on the playground. Children let their imagination run wild and determine the rules of the game themselves. 'You are the pink Power Ranger and I am the blue-grey-white one. They don't exist, do they? Well, now they do.'

15u00     zo 23 okt
12-18y
Vervloet & De Studio
theatre, family

A quest that alternates between reality and fantasy. Peter Pan on speed for 12+ and up.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A fire fighter? A football player? An accountant? Mum or dad? A magician? An influencer? Or a pilot still? Anything is possible on the playground. Children let their imagination run wild and determine the rules of the game themselves. 'You are the pink Power Ranger and I am the blue-grey-white one. They don't exist, do they? Well, now they do.'

november

20u00     wo 2 nov
MartHA!tentatief / Johan Petit & Herwig Ilegems
theatre

In

20u00     do 3 nov
MartHA!tentatief / Johan Petit & Herwig Ilegems
theatre

In

december

20u00     do 8 dec
Johan Terryn & De  Studio
theatre

Imagine this: you are walking on a beach, you are completely alone, content to be by yourself,
it’s close to noon, the sun shines bright even though it’s February,
you descended the cliff to read, a dip in the ocean would be too cold,
you walk along the cliffs to the spot where you always lay down and heck: on your path, right in front of you, lays a dolphin.
The head half rotted away, but the creature is still clearly a dolphin.
What would you do? Because suddenly you are no longer alone on that beach.

première

20u00     vr 9 dec
Johan Terryn & De  Studio
theatre

Imagine this: you are walking on a beach, you are completely alone, content to be by yourself,
it’s close to noon, the sun shines bright even though it’s February,
you descended the cliff to read, a dip in the ocean would be too cold,
you walk along the cliffs to the spot where you always lay down and heck: on your path, right in front of you, lays a dolphin.
The head half rotted away, but the creature is still clearly a dolphin.
What would you do? Because suddenly you are no longer alone on that beach.

20u00     za 10 dec
Johan Terryn & De  Studio
theatre

Imagine this: you are walking on a beach, you are completely alone, content to be by yourself,
it’s close to noon, the sun shines bright even though it’s February,
you descended the cliff to read, a dip in the ocean would be too cold,
you walk along the cliffs to the spot where you always lay down and heck: on your path, right in front of you, lays a dolphin.
The head half rotted away, but the creature is still clearly a dolphin.
What would you do? Because suddenly you are no longer alone on that beach.

15u00     di 27 dec
Tim Oelbrandt & De Studio
theatre, family

Tim Oelbrandt combines magic, illusion and theatre in a magnificent way. His performances Back and forth and Brain Freeze have been true audience favourites. Now he presents a brand new spectacle: Spirals.

15u00     wo 28 dec
Tim Oelbrandt & De Studio
theatre, family

Tim Oelbrandt combines magic, illusion and theatre in a magnificent way. His performances Back and forth and Brain Freeze have been true audience favourites. Now he presents a brand new spectacle: Spirals.

15u00     do 29 dec
Tim Oelbrandt & De Studio
theatre, family

Tim Oelbrandt combines magic, illusion and theatre in a magnificent way. His performances Back and forth and Brain Freeze have been true audience favourites. Now he presents a brand new spectacle: Spirals.

15u00     vr 30 dec
Tim Oelbrandt & De Studio
theatre, family

Tim Oelbrandt combines magic, illusion and theatre in a magnificent way. His performances Back and forth and Brain Freeze have been true audience favourites. Now he presents a brand new spectacle: Spirals.

januari

15u00     do 5 jan
8-14y
Hanneke Paauwe & De Studio
family

Witty and gritty fright night

Wow, wow, wow.
We are KLAUW!
The amazing club of wonderful and brave children.
We don't want to be afraid of never being the first, the best, the smartest, the prettiest, the most successful.
Are you tired of being scared too?
Of always having to compete?
Join KLAUW!
Additional members are welcome.

15u00     vr 6 jan
8-14y
Hanneke Paauwe & De Studio
family

Witty and gritty fright night

Wow, wow, wow.
We are KLAUW!
The amazing club of wonderful and brave children.
We don't want to be afraid of never being the first, the best, the smartest, the prettiest, the most successful.
Are you tired of being scared too?
Of always having to compete?
Join KLAUW!
Additional members are welcome.

20u00     za 28 jan
12-18y
Vervloet & De Studio
theatre, family

A quest that alternates between reality and fantasy. Peter Pan on speed for 12+ and up.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A fire fighter? A football player? An accountant? Mum or dad? A magician? An influencer? Or a pilot still? Anything is possible on the playground. Children let their imagination run wild and determine the rules of the game themselves. 'You are the pink Power Ranger and I am the blue-grey-white one. They don't exist, do they? Well, now they do.'

april

20u00     wo 19 apr
SKaGeN & De Studio
theatre

Rediscover this Flemish theatre literature gem and take a look at Flanders today. Where people still have to work, integrate and assimilate. Where classes and communities still don't speak each other's language. Where families are torn apart and young and old, rich and poor, face each other with drawn knives over land and religion. Where economic migration is still a necessity. And oppression by the 1% leads to heated struggle: Het gezin Van Paemel in an ever-changing world, then - 1903 - and now.

20u00     do 20 apr
SKaGeN & De Studio
theatre

Rediscover this Flemish theatre literature gem and take a look at Flanders today. Where people still have to work, integrate and assimilate. Where classes and communities still don't speak each other's language. Where families are torn apart and young and old, rich and poor, face each other with drawn knives over land and religion. Where economic migration is still a necessity. And oppression by the 1% leads to heated struggle: Het gezin Van Paemel in an ever-changing world, then - 1903 - and now.

20u00     vr 21 apr
SKaGeN & De Studio
theatre

Rediscover this Flemish theatre literature gem and take a look at Flanders today. Where people still have to work, integrate and assimilate. Where classes and communities still don't speak each other's language. Where families are torn apart and young and old, rich and poor, face each other with drawn knives over land and religion. Where economic migration is still a necessity. And oppression by the 1% leads to heated struggle: Het gezin Van Paemel in an ever-changing world, then - 1903 - and now.

mei

15u00     zo 7 mei
8-12y
Katrien Pierlet, Wanda Eyckerman & De Studio
family

A performance without scenery and without text. With pantomime as a starting point. (Yes, pantomime. That art form that urgently needs an update.)

Children play in a pantomimic way every day. They devour imaginary plates of pasta. They lead invisible armies of up to a thousand soldiers across the coffee table. They defeat monsters hiding under the bed. Because in pantomime anything is possible! The largest long-haired mammoth could be standing in the room.