Rehearsal rooms / Darkroom

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

PAVILIONS CLOSED until the 2023-2024 season

Because of renovation works and Artefact the rehearsal pavilions and darkrooms cannot be used until the end of the 2022-2023 season. The exact dates our room rents restart will be announced later.


The rehearsal pavilions are closed until (at least) September 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) September 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.