The Kaaitheater arts centre in Brussels was established in 1977. It was originally a biennial international festival. Since 1987 its work has extended over the full theatre seasoning. The Kaaitheater presents theatre, dance and concerts, with a special emphasis on innovative work. Much attention is devoted to setting up its own productions and coproductions with artists and companies from both home and abroad.
The Kaaitheater presents performances in two places. Larger productions are put on at the Kaaitheater itself (Sainctelettesquare 20, formerly known as the Lunatheater). This theatre is part of a striking modernist building from the thirties. Smaller productions are mounted in the marvellously renovated Studios (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Vaakstraat 81), a former geuze brewery. They are also much used for rehearsals. Both buildings are in the Brussels canal zone, a stone's throw from each other and from the city centre.