STUK closes its doors on November 15 2021 for extensive renovation works.
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.
Update spring 2023
The renovation works of the STUK building have encountered several delays, but on 8 June 2023 we finally re-open with Artefact festival. Until that time, we move to Studio STUK Manhattan for the second time. Most of our spring programme will be shown there - all info on the performances this spring can be found via this link.
The visual renovation
Curious to discover the new STUK? Have a look at the (regularly updated) gallery below!
Pictures © Joeri Thiry / STUK
Update june 2022
An important part of the renovation is STUK, a new space in STUK where young initiatives get time and room to grow. In the middle of the renovation works, we organised a talk (in Dutch) about STEK and participatory projects with David Martens, Audrey Leboutte of Zinnema, Karolien Derwael of klein verzet, and Barbara T'Jonck, Zoë Demoustier and Eline Dewaele of Platform In De Maak. Relive our STUK Talks on participation below!
Update February 22
If you passed by STUK recently, you probably noticed: the renovation works have scaled up. For instance, there is a huge crane on our courtyard, moving tons of debris over the building into waste containers. But how can you get a crane onto a closed courtyard? Well, you need a second crane! Watch the timelapse below.
The current renovation of STUK is not the first on the Naamsestraat and Schapenstraat site. In 2022 STUK opened the doors of a fully renovated building on the former Arenberg site - then, just like now, a design by architect Willem Jan Neutelings. On 10 January we celebrated 20 years STUK building, so let's look back at 20 years ago in pictures!
Where are we in terms of renovations? We have stripped the offices, artist kitchen and toilets, they will be rejuvenated and the toilets will make space for a new space for young initiatives. More info in the video and interviews below!
The renovation story in 1 minute
Willem Vanderhoydonks, head of facility management, guides you through the renovation plans in 1 minute.
Why do we need this renovation, and how will it make STUK a better place for all? The answers come from two people who know all about the renovation: Carl Meeusen of Neutelings Riedijk Architects and STUK head of facility management Willem Vanderhoydonks. Read their interviews published in our dance brochure below.