Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2019 is coming to Brussels this weekend

Kunstenfestivaldesarts launched the program of the 24th festival edition on April 2 at 6pm. From May 10 until June 1, Kunstenfestivaldesarts invites artists from different parts of the world and Brussels to redefine the boundaries of theatre, dance and performance and to enter into dialogue with local initiatives, creating occasions for reflection about the present and the city we live in.


Kunstenfestivaldesarts also hosts a Free School, dedicated to the sharing of artistic practices, knowledge and reflections. This school addresses a crucial question: if we were to invent a school today, what would its curriculum be, and who would it be for? All the school activities are free of charge and aim to accommodate a multiplicity of possible participants.

Photo by Gérald Kurdian

The festival centre and box office will be located at Recyclart. During the festival, Recyclart will be a place to meet and share food, with parties every Friday and Saturday. La Raffinerie / Charleroi Danse, Cinemaximiliaan and Decoratelier are partners of this centre in Rue de Manchester, hosting projects and becoming central elements of the Free School for ten days and during the festival’s opening and closing nights. The general idea of the festival centre is not to create a new initiative, but to empower an emerging and already existing cultural hub.

Photo by Bea Borgers

The Kunstenfestivaldesarts in 2019, that is 39 artistic projects, 19 world premieres, 185 performances, 3 exhibitions, 46 artists from 24 different countries and 29 venues in Brussels.

You will find the complete programme on the website and in the programme book.

More information about this edition can be found in the press kit. Ticket sale starts on April 12. From this date, you can book your press tickets via press@kfda.be.

Photo by Bea Borgers

Practical info: festival center & box office


Rue de Manchester 13-15 Manchesterstraat, 1000 Brussels

+ 32 (0)2 210 87 37 / tickets@kfda.be


Start ticket sale: 12.04.2019

Tickets online: www.kfda.be/tickets

Box office opening hours

12.04–9.05.2019, Tuesday–Saturday 12:00–19:00

10.05–01.06.2019, every day 12:00–20:00


10.05.2019 Opening Party, 23:00 with i.a. Islam Chipsy > @Recyclart

01.06.2019 Closing Party, 23:00 > @Recyclart

Every Friday & Saturday, 23:00–… > @Recylcart