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WELCOME to the 13th edition of the NEXT festival

Wednesday 21 October 2020

13, our lucky number? Let's dare to believe it!

For the past 13 years, NEXT has been breaking down borders by leading a partnership uniting 24 theatres, cultural centres and arts centres in 16 municipalities in France, Wallonia and Flanders.
Organised by five cultural structures*, NEXT has become one of the major annual festivals in Europe, presenting some thirty shows by renowned artists, innovative creators and young emerging talent from the world of theatre, dance and performance.

A desire to break down borders...

In the image of the overflowing creativity that irrigates the new trends in the performing arts, and the boundless imagination that the younger generations bring to the contemporary world, the NEXT festival invites you to travel through our region, regardless of territorial or linguistic boundaries.

Above all, NEXT is determinated to free itself from the constraints imposed by the pandemic and to draw new creative energies from it. Here you find the complete programme, whose performance schedules have sometimes been modified to be compatible with the health measures in force in France and Belgium. Follow the news via 'corona-actua'.


Yes, it is still possible to go out, be entertained, be amazed... Count on us to help you!

*La rose des vents – Villeneuve d’Ascq, Le phénix – Valenciennes, L’espace Pasolini – Valenciennes, Kunstencentrum Buda – Kortrijk, Schouwburg Kortrijk

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