Houses of culture and spectacle

The city’s high-quality cultural life is flourishing like never before.

  • Concertgebouw (Concert Hall)
    today: Open

    This international music and art centre is one of the 1001 buildings you must see before you die. This international music and art centre is a place that offers the very best in contemporary dance and classical music. The impressive Concert Auditorium (1,289 seats) and intimate Chamber Music Hall (322 seats) are famed for their excellent acoustics.

  • Magdalenazaal (MaZ, Magdalena Concert Hall )
    today: Open

    Its ‘black-box’ architecture means that the MaZ is the ideal location for all kinds of events.

  • At present Cactus is leading a nomadic existence while it waits for its own concert hall in 2020.

  • today: 10:30 - 22:30

    Cinema Lumière, purveyor of the better kind of artistic film.

  • Stadsschouwburg (City Theatre)
    today: Open

    The Bruges Royal City Theatre celebrated its 150th birthday in 2019 and is one of Europe’s best preserved city theatres.

  • today: 13:30 - 22:30

    All films are shown in their original language.

  • Kaap (Art Centre)
    today: Open

    Through a series of intense collaborations and a programme of words, images and music, KAAP (The Centre for Contemporary Art) aims to play a key role in the social debate and in reaching, surprising, inspiring and bringing together people from all backgrounds. The centre operates at two locations in Bruges.

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