Handelsbeurs is a music house that develops its activities in a beautiful historic monument.
The programme focuses on various domains within music: jazz, pop / rock, folk and world music and the contemporary cross-variations that result from this. They present this music programme for both an adult and a young audience ( a new adventurous music program is being developed for children, young people and families in collaboration with various partners).
The Handelsbeurs annually presents 120 concerts that are contained in concert series, festivals and all kinds of formats. It is also a place where musicians are commissioned to create new work. The Handelsbeurs has built up a relationship with a number of (house) artists whose work we follow closely: Liesa Van der Aa, Karen Willems, An Pierlé, Fulco Ottervanger (De Beren Gieren), Zwerm, Heleen Van Haegenborgh, Lander Gyselinck, Natasha Kelly,…
The concert hall's capacity is 380 seats or standing room for 800.