The KVS is the Brussels City Theatre. 
Our unique position in the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe is the alpha and omega of our operations. The KVS aims to reinterpret the repertoire in relation to the city that is more than ever the whole world. The KVS embraces the city and its plurality and intends to amplify its artistic voice in the arts field.

City dramaturg Gerardo Salinas about new urbanity

We are living in very special times, in my view the most exciting period in the history of mankind. in the face of migration surges, urban sprawl and new technologies, the world has become a multifaceted village.


Day of Dance

Day of Dance is a celebration of dance all over Flanders and Brussels. On 29 April 2017, Day of Dance invites the general public to get a taste of dance (contemporary and other).

Brussels, Dag van de Dans, Peeping Tom, trilogie

Dear Rachida,

On supporting free speech and Rachida Lamrabet.  27.03.17


Rise up and vote for Malcolm X!

Malcolm X, a KVS creation by the trio of Junior Mthombeni, Fikry El Azzouzi and Cesar Janssens, was received with great enthusiasm by both public and press last autumn, and has now been nominated for the Mixity Awards!

Brussels, Mixity award, Tof Event, Malcolm X

22 March / Rise Up

Poetry has the capacity to evoke the inexpressible. What does it mean to feel at home somewhere – or nowhere? What is the impact of terrorist attacks on a life, and on a city?

Brussels, Sukina Douglas, Rise up, slam poetry

SLOW#02: letter from Quinsy Gario to Brussels

To wrap up the quick-paced changes in the city, KVS has launched SLOW. Through spoken word and urban theatre, SLOW (Slam Our World) brings the inspiring artistic undercurrent of the street to the stage.

Brussels, SLOW#02, Guinsy Gario

Learning how to walk: an essay on space

The stage setting for Learning how to walk was designed by the artist Jozef Wouters. ‘You might call it an essay on space. It is a shared quest in space; a conversation in straw, wood and stone,’ says Wouters.

Brussels, Jozef Wouters, Damaged Goods


The TOERNEE GENERAL-label has become a classic: a common selection by the KVS and the Théâtre National, a fine, varied range of what both theatres have on offer in the upcoming season.

Brussels, Toernee General, Théâtre National, Sachli Gholamalizad, A reason to talk

Lisbeth Gruwez & Penelope

Lisbeth Gruwez: ‘Penelope waits, struggling with time and longing. Her movement is that of standstill.’

Brussels, Odysseus, Penelope, Lisbeth Gruwez