Every year, numerous own productions and important performances of the subsidized range of theater and modern dance from home and abroad are presented in the two theater halls. 


The cinemas show a broad program of the most important films from the 'movie house circuit'. In the early 1990s, the overwhelming growth of public interest made it necessary to look for new housing.

Joost Swarte and Mecanoo Architecten

The theater and film house is located on the Lange Begijnestraat, designed by comic artist Joost Swarte and Mecanoo Architecten. It is located on the northern part of the Enschede site, right next to the Concertgebouw, and is bordered by the Lange Begijnestraat, the Korte Begijnestraat, the Wijde Appelaarsteeg and the 'Hofje van Bakenes'. 

The location is characterized by a fine-meshed, small-scale urban structure. By dividing the building into separate building parts, the new building fits in with this structure.


There is a café in the theater shed that is open on the days when there are performances.