This meticulously restored 1928 cinema in Borgerhout hosts wonderfully wide-ranging international musical acts as well as a fine program of alternative-film screenings.
Fascinating, intimate spaces fill this three-level gabled cafe, with good contemporary live jazz daily from October to May (9pm Monday to Thursday, 10pm Friday and Saturday, 4pm Sunday), and four days a week in summ…
Next door to and interconnected with the tourist office, this is a handy central place for buying tickets for concert, opera, theatre and dance performances.
This venue is home to the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, though it also showcases other classical concerts, visiting ballets and occasional popular music shows (in 2019 Joan Baez and 10cc).
Don't be perturbed by the building-site setting – at the time of research work was underway to clean the grime off the once-beautiful 1907 neobaroque facade. Within, the opera house is a sumptuous feast of marble.
Near Antwerp's southern ring road, this multifaceted arts complex incorporates two theatre/concert halls that offer a highly innovative program of classical music, international theatre and modern dance.
Sportpaleis is Belgium's foremost stadium-style performance arena, with events from P!nk to Plácido Domingo to the Harlem Globetrotters and celebrity tennis matches.
Great, slightly out-of-town venue with a calendar of alternative and up-and-coming bands, both international and local, plus DJ nights.
An unpretentious, ever-popular bar with free live jazz sessions most Sunday afternoons (4pm) and Monday evenings (9pm).
Specialises in dance performances of the Ballet Vlaanderen company.