Arts Centre Vooruit - an official Belgian Arts Institution since 2017 - is the venue for the festival edition in Ghent. The Vooruit is the beating heart of the arts neighbourhood in Ghent, together with the nearby Minard Schouwburg, Ghent’s city library De Krook and Capitole. The Vooruit Café, located in an impressive centenary monument, functions as an important meeting place in the city.
Arts Centre VOORUIT
How to get there
IMPORTANT: Please be aware that Ghent's city centre is a LOW-EMISSION ZONE, so not all cars are permitted to enter on penalty of a fine.
Foreign number plates must be registered. Check wether your vehicle is allowed and/or register to enter. Better safe than sorry!
Your best options for parking:
- The nearest car park (Zuid underground car park) is underneath Woodrow Wilsonplein and located outside of the LEZ. A bigger underground car park, open 24/7, is located under Sint-Pietersplein, but is located inside of the LEZ.
By public transport
Vooruit is located in the city centre and is therefore easily accessible by public transportation (Ghent Sint-Pieters train station).
Plan your ride in advance with the official NMBS’ website.
Take tram 1 at Gent Sint-Pieters train station and get off at Savaanstraat, in the city centre. Then walk through Bagattenstraat and you’ll find Vooruit at the top of the hill.
Take bus 70 / 76 / 5 / 6 toward the city centre from Gent Dampoort train station to the Zuid stop. From there you can reach Vooruit on foot via Lammerstraat. Busses and trams ride every day until 1 a.m.
We recommend that you plan your ride in advance using De Lijn’s website.
There is a free bicycle parking garage under the Vooruit Terrace. We even have places for cargo bikes and other special bicycles. You can also borrow a cargo bike at Vooruit through Cambio. More info on Cambio website.