DE SINGEL is an international arts campus offering an extensive, varied program of dance, music and theatre all wrapped in inspiring architecture. DE SINGEL is a performance space but also hosts the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Flemish Architectural Institute and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s dance company EASTMAN.
DE SINGEL is both a place where you can experience art in all its forms and a nurturing ground for young talents. Next to the big stages where performances are held you can find enthusiastic students running through the hallways, singing their songs, playing their instruments or rehearsing their plays.
Based on an idea by Peter Benoit to combine music, theatre and fine arts, and designed by the flemish architect Leon Stynen, the campus was established in November 1980.
In addition to the original three stages, DE SINGEL expanded its capabilities by building a workshop, extra rehearsal space for musicians, a dance studio, a 400m² exhibition space and a fourth stage in 2011.
DE SINGEL is known to be one of the main theatres not only in Flanders but in all of Europe. The general director of DE SINGEL is Jerry Aerts, the director of the performing arts department is Myriam De Clopper.