Rehearsal rooms / Darkroom

STUK has a darkroom for analogue photography, and a couple of small rehearsal pavilions for piano, vocals, drums, ... (no dance).


Since 15 november 2021, STUK is closed for extensive renovation works, at least until March 2023. We will make STUK a sustainable and more accessible building, with more room for young initiatives. A place where artists and audience can meet in even better circumstances. During the renovation works, the entire building is closed to the public, so the rehearsal rooms and darkroom are unavailable.


The rehearsal pavilions are closed until (at least) March 2023.

STUK has three soundproof rehearsal pavilions of 9 m². The pavilions are suitable for music rehearsals, not for dance rehearsals. Pavilion 1 contains a drum kit - bring your own sticks. Pavilion 2 is empty, pavilion 5 has a piano. There is no storage space for material or instruments. Using the pavilion is free of charge, but a valid STUK card or Culture Card KU Leuven is required. You can rent a pavilion for slots of maximum 2 hours during the opening hours of STUK Reception. Reservations only via STUK Reception (016 320 300 or


The darkroom is closed until (at least) March 2023.

STUK has an equipped darkroom for analogue photography. It contains 2 magnifiers, for both 35mm and medium format. There are enough chemical baths for processing, a sink, funnels and measuring cups, as well as development coils and material to dry your photos. What you need to bring yourself: light-sensitive paper, developer, fixator and other products. You can rent the darkroom free of charge for sessions of 4 hours, but you do require a valid STUK card or KU Leuven Culture Card. Bookings can be made by phone (016 320 300), e-mail (ticket[at] or at STUK Reception.