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Download the Festival Info Booklet here.

The Venue: Wagehuys


Address: Brusselse Straat 63, B-3000 Leuven.

The festival location is 30CC Wagehuys. This is where you will find all the workshops, shows and our Festival Center.

30CC stands for the Leuven Cultural Centers, and Wagehuys is one of them.  “Wagehuys” means “wagon house” and indeed, the theater is housed in a building that hundreds of years ago, was used for storage and maintenance of horse carriages for the next-door hospital and cloister.  Parts of the hospital building date back to 1080AD!

Here’s some more pictures showing inside and outside.

 

Main gate of the Romaanse Poort complex, of which Wagehuys is a part. The gate dates back to the 13th century.

Street entrance to the Wagehuys

The Wagehuys Theatre

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The Festival Center

At the venue, you will find our festival center, manned by some friendly crew members. You’ll be able to ask any questions concerning the workshops, shows, meals, Leuven, Magritte, chocolate, good coffee, …
We are happy to help you in English, Dutch, French, German or through Google Translate.

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Leuven

Leuven is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Belgium. It is located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) east of Brussels.  It is the eight largest city in Belgium.

Leuven City Centre

Leuven is home to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the oldest Catholic university still in existence. The related university hospital of UZ Leuven is one of the largest hospitals in Europe. The city is also known for being the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer.  Leuven is the birth place of the famous Stella Artois beer!

Leuven is a very lively but safe town, and because of the university, a lot of young folks mill about the streets, on foot or by bike.  The “Old Market” is lined with bars and cafés, and is sometimes called the world’s largest bar counter.

For more information see http://visitleuven.be (in English, French, German and Dutch)
or ask our crew at the Festival Center.

Fascinated by Magritte? Brussels has a beautiful museum dedicated to him, just a train ride away.

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How to Get There

Read our Vision statement: we prefer you take public transportation!
Please don’t hesitate to ask the crew for help in finding your way. 

  • BY TRAIN

Visit the belgian rail website to find trains to Leuven.

Leuven is easy to reach by train from Brussels (BXL). There are about 3 trains every hour from BXL Midi (also known as BXL South – which houses the TGV terminal with service to France, UK, Netherlands and Germany), BXL Central, BXL North and Brussels Airport (Zaventem).
Walking distance between trainstation and the venue is 18 minutes (1,5 km). Multiple bus lines go from the station directly to the venue.

  • BY BUS

Visit this website to plan your journey   or    download the app ‘De Lijn’

  • BY CAR

If you have to take a car, there are several Leuven exits on the E314. You’ll have to park the car outside the city center.

  • ONCE IN LEUVEN

Once you arrive in our cute little town, everything is reachable by foot, bus or rental bikeLeuven has no trams or metro’s. 

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Where to stay


Please follow this link for all possible accomodations in Leuven city centre. 

 

The closest ones are Hotel Ibis, Hostel The Cube and Hostel St Jacob.

  • The website of Leuven offers you a good overview of different kind of stays, also for group residences (‘De Blauwput’ is the closest one). Also go to this website for more interesting touristic information.
  • AirBnB – link from march 14 to 18 (even when outside the center, good bus connections form every main road around Leuven)
  • Don’t forget Couchsurfing.com if you’re looking for a free place.
  • Check the Travelling Improvisers Facebookgroup You might find local improvisers who are happy to help you out.

 

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