Concertgebouw Brugge is an international music and performing arts centre with a focus on classical music and contemporary dance. Its programming is thematic, results in festivals such as Bach Academy Bruges with Bach expert Philippe Herreweghe and the Budapest Festival curated by Ivan Fischer. Other recurring festivals in which Concertgebouw Brugge is a leading partner are the MAfestival (early music), OPERAXXI (music theatre), MORE MUSIC (pop-rock-electronic) and JAZZ BRUGGE (jazz). The contemporary music festivals include SURROUND! and SLOW, the latter's duration being 36 hours.
A commissioner and co-producer of new work, in collaboration with international partners, Concertgebouw Brugge supports both up-and-coming and established local and international talent. It has three resident ensembles: Anima Eterna Brugge, Nadar Ensemble and Vox Luminis.
In 2018, Concertgebouw Brugge will launch a Polyphony Festival, devoted to the music of mediaeval Bruges.