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Vooruit Arts Centre
Ranked #20 of 182 things to do in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Vooruit is a vibrant live performing arts center located in a 100 years old monument in the heart of Ghent. Since 1982, we have been offering countless cultural events like concerts, podium performances, parties, book presentations, debates... Vooruit is a significant meeting place for a very diverse public. Contributing to this is our popular Cafe with patio, where anyone can come enjoy a (vegetarian) meal or drink, meet for a chat, or catch up on some work.
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Built by architect Ferdinand Dierckens around 1914 this former hall for culturel events has a theatre, cinema and other public rooms. Nowadays a cultural center again you can visit the whole building guided by two lanes on the floor from the artists wardrobes in the basement to the roof. Ground floor houses a snack bar (restaurant) but I went instead to the t'Hoeske.

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Vooruit, Guest Relations Manager at Vooruit Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Thanks for the review! We offer a broad range of food; from daily dishes to spaghetti, soup, sandwiches, tapas.. You can consume food and beverages on our terrace too (one level above the ground floor)!

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Reviewed 5 February 2013

Without any doubt the most important player of the Ghent cultural scene. Nearly every day there's dance, theatre or music on display. And besides of that, the bar is large and a nice setting to spot the creative people of Ghent. Very special is the Café Dansant on sunday afternoon where the older part of the town gatters to dance on popular music.
The 2013 program is not to be missed as it celebrates 100 years of Vooruit.

1  Thank Veleiro
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

theatre, exhibitions, debates on politics, books, social events, media ... + daily fresh food and soup!

1  Thank MSF1999
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

It is an art nouveau building, quiet remarkable in the student area.

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Vooruit, Guest Relations Manager at Vooruit Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2012

Thanks for your review! We like to be remarkable, especially with our 100 years old building that is a place that welcomes everybody whether it is for a drink or to enjoy one of our many events that take place in one of our 5 rooms. However we are a bit sad you find our place average. If you are ever around on a Saterday (every first of the month), we would like to invite you to take a guided tour in our building (on stage / backstage ...) . That way we can hopefully convince you a bit more of the beauty of our historical building.

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Reviewed 29 February 2012

For people with brains and into culture, one of the best venues of the town. Popular with students. Absolutely gay-friendly, with quite often gay parties in one of their many rooms. And in summer, Vooruit welcomes dance addicts with '10 Days Off.'

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