Practical information Somnia / PARTS at the Castle of Gaasbeek


Following up to the premiere of Somnia (P.A.R.T.S. / Anne Teresa & Jolente De Keersmaeker) we would like to share the following information with you:

The performance starts at 20:00 at the Castle of Gaasbeek (a 10 minute walk from the parking) and is estimated to last until 23:30. Please arrive on time.
- Address: Rue du Château 40, 1750 Lennik
- Parking address: Rue du Château 34, 1750 Lennik (opposite the Krijmerie van Gaasbeek) 

The performance is a walk through the castle’s park and forest. There may be puddles or mud, so make sure to wear suitable footwear.

Also, keep in mind that it can get cold in the park in the evening. We advise you to bring warm clothes. Furthermore, the use of umbrellas is not allowed (causing reduced visibility) so we ask you to provide appropriate clothing for the rain.

There is no cloakroom

In the castle there is a bar, where you can buy drinks and some refreshments. The bar is open during the performance and only cash is accepted. 

Out of respect for the artists, the public and nature, the use of mobile phones and cameras during the show is not permitted

Also note that walking in the dark is part of the experience. For this reason, we ask you not to use flashlights or other light sources to light your way during the show. Our volunteers will be there to help you if necessary.


The shuttle bus between Brussels-Central and Gaasbeek is fully booked on 29, 30, 31 May and 1 June. For people with a ticket for the shuttle bus, here is some information:

  • Departure direction Gaasbeek at 18:30 at Rue de Loxum (Brussels-Central). Please arrive on time with your ticket.
  • Departure towards Brussels (Rue de Loxum) half an hour after the performance. Meeting in the parking lot of the Castle of Gaasbeek.

 Some alternatives to get to Gaasbeek:

  • Carpooling: find or share a car and arrange an appointment via the Facebook
  • Erasmus metro + De Lijn bus: only for outward journey (!)
    • Metro line 5, Erasmus stop
    • Bus De Lijn no. 142, stop Gaasbeek Castle
  • Cambio (car-sharing):
  • Bicycle: 50 minutes from the center of Brussels, 20 minutes from the Erasmus stop.

If you use a wheelchair of your mobility is limited, please contact the box office (via and let us know on which day you will be attending the performance. This will enable us to welcome you on the spot in the best possible way.

Support Natuur & Bos

Anne Teresa and Jolente De Keersmaeker, with P.A.R.T.S. and Rosas, support the initiative of Natuur & Bos to protect the bats of the Castle Park of Gaasbeek. You can also support Natuur & Bos by making a deposit at BE91 4331 1621 1176 (KREDBEBB), stating "Natuur & Bos" (no tax certificate possible).

Extra performances 

And finally, because of the exceptional success of Somnia, P.A.R.T.S. will organise extra performances from 5 to 9 June, presented by Kaaitheater. Tickets are exclusively for sale via Kaaitheater:
A shuttle bus will be provided from Brussels-Central to Gaasbeek.

Symphonia Hildegardia: four podcasts about Hildegard von Bingen


We made our first podcasts! Through the series Symphonia Hildegardia, four voices narrate Hildegard von Bingen's living memory in four episodes of around ten minutes each. Initiated by Symphonia Harmonyæ Cælestium Revelationum, the new work of François Chaignaud and Marie-Pierre Brébant, the podcasts immerse us in a faraway world which is radically in dialogue with our own.

Listen to the 4 episodes of Symphonia Hildegardia on our website, or on SoundCloud (in French).

Extra dates of Somnia organised by the Kaaitheater from 5 to 9 June 2019


Due to the big success of Somnia, extra dates are being organised by the Kaaitheater from 5 to 9 June 2019. You can book your tickets for these dates via

Opening Drink on 10.05 at 18:00 at Recyclart


Come and celebrate the launch of this new edition of Kunstenfestivaldesarts, on Friday 10.05 at 18:00 at Recyclart. Everyone is welcome!

New Recyclart address: Rue de Manchester, 15

The box office will be open on the 1st of May!


The box office will be open on the 1st of May. You are welcome for all your bookings or to get more info about this year's program. Tip: don't wait too long to get your tickets!

You can find us at Recyclart : Rue de Manchester, 13-15
> Until 10.05 (before the festival): from Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 19:00.
> From 10.05 (during the festival): every day from 12:00 to 20:00.

Extra performance of Dana Michel - CUTLASS SPRING on Monday 20.05


An extra date for Dana Michel’s - CUTLASS SPRING has just been added to the festival calendar, on Monday 15th May at 20:30 at Beursschouwburg. Tickets are now up for sale at the box office and online.

Ticket sales have started!


Buy your tickets or Festival Pass online or at the box office, situated on the new Recyclart location (Rue de Manchester 13-15). You are welcome for all your bookings or to get more info about this year's programme.

> Before the festival, the box office is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:00 to 19:00.
> During the festival you can visit the box office every day, from 12:00 to 20:00.

Call: one man (35+) and two chess players (m) for the new creation of Federico León


In May 2019, the Kunstenfestivaldesarts welcomes the new creation of the famous Argentine director Federico León, entitled Yo escribo. Your Dibujás. ("I write. You draw."). This is an artistic performance that requires about twenty local participants for all kinds of roles. We are still looking for:

(1) a man (35+, preferably with grey hair)

(2) two male chess players:

  • between 20 and 35 years old
  • elo ranking of around 1,600 points
  • used to play chess well and quickly in public and under pressure: They will be the opponents of a chess champion in a simultaneous game.

No further experience as a professional actor is required: there is no text to memorise or declaim. However, it is very important to feel comfortable on a stage and to be available during rehearsal and performance dates.

We offer a compensation of € 200 as well as a catering service for the participants during the rehearsals.

Practical info


Tue 30.04: evening
Wed 01.05: afternoon
Thu 02.05: evening
Fri 03.05: evening
Sat 04.05: afternoon
Sun 05.05: afternoon
Mon 06.05: journée libre
Wed 07.05: evening
Wed 08.05: dress rehearsal 1 in the evening
Thu 09.05: dress rehearsal 2 in the evening

Halles de Schaerbeek, Rue Royale Ste Marie 22, 1030 Schaerbeek


Fri 10.05, 20h30
Sat 11.05, 15h00 + 20h30
Sun 12.05, 15h00 + 19h00
Mon 13.05, 20h30

Halles de Schaerbeek, Rue Royale Ste Marie 22, 1030 Schaerbeek

Contact Safa El Alami ( if interested.

Become a TRACKer !


TRACK is a bilingual (French/Dutch) trajectory for young people (between 16 and 22 years) before and during Kunstenfestivaldesarts.

Read more about TRACK here.

First names


The 24th edition of the festival will take place from 10 May to 1 June. While awaiting the full programme, we can't resist to reveal four artists – four new creations – already:

Trajal Harrell, choreographer celebrated for his performances at the crossroads of modern dance and voguing, is once again presenting a solo after many years.

Begüm Erciyas, who already enchanted us in 2017, shows her new creation that invites you to engage in a disturbing, intimate relationship with the non-human.

The Thai director Wichaya Artamat brings his work to Europe for the first time and shows us a family fresco against the background of national history.

And finally, Canadian artist Dana Michel, whose bold choreographies question conventions, takes us on an exploration of sexual identities.

Are you ready for what's next? We almost are.