NTGent, Gent, Belgium

The NTGent is the city theatre of Ghent, founded in 1965. It got an international reputation from 2005 onwards under artistic leadership of Johan Simons and is led since 2018 by Milo Rau & Nathalie De Boelpaep. It counts with 3 auditoriums in the city, around 85 FTE’s work for the company and yearly it reaches 80.000 to 100.000 visitors in Ghent and on tour. 

The city theatre that we are interested in stands between tradition and utopia. It does not remain on the stage on which it was rehearsed, but it tours internationally. And it brings global issues to the city. We will be travelling with our ensemble for research and events: to northern Iraq and Congo, for example. We offer a stage to actors and non-professionals of different nationalities and languages. We make our plays together: with all those involved, with the audience, in a constant interaction with society. After all, we are not only interested in the canon of classical theatre, but especially in the world we live in.  We are searching for new classics, for myths, tragedies and contradictions of our time: by mythologizing current affairs and by updating mythology. This way we want to shape a political, mobile and creative ‘city theatre of the future’. 

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Create to Impact Team

Artistic Director
The Swiss director and author Milo Rau (born 1977), artistic director of the NTGent beginning in the season 2018/19 (Rau studied sociology, German and Romance languages and literature in Paris, Read More
Renzo Martens (1973, Terneuzen) studied Political Science at the University of Nijmegen and art at the Royal Academy of Ghent and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He became known Read More
Head of Communications and Business Development
Pablo Fernandez Alonso currently works as Head of Communications and Business Development at NTGent. Previously he has worked on similar positions at Dutch National Opera, Europalia (International festival for the Read More
Nathalie has a master's degree in Germanic languages and in social and cultural anthropology. In 2018 she graduated from the Vlerick Business School (MBA). Started working as a production manager Read More