Festival Tweetakt is an annual arts festival in Utrecht for everyone, with theater, music and art by (inter)national creators.
Festival Tweetakt in Utrecht is an annual arts festival for everyone. With theater and dance performances, music performances, visual arts, interactive installations and games, and a bit of cabaret and stand-up comedy. By young talents and experienced makers, from Utrecht, from the Netherlands and Belgium, but also from far beyond. And suitable for all ages, from toddlers to young people to grandparents.
The 18th edition of the festival takes place in the spring of 2020. Tweetakt takes place in two locations: in the city centre and on the fort. Tweetakt in the city centre is from Friday 27 March to Sunday 12 April.
In two temporary theaters on Neude square, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Theater Kikker, the Akademietheater, Het Huis Utrecht, Theater De Paardenkathedraal Podium Hoge Woerd (in Leidsche Rijn) and in a number of special locations Tweetakt presents a wide range of theater and dance performances. With premieres and reproductions, own productions and unique projects in which the boundary between public and performers is tested out.
At the Neude we also have the podium greenhouse, where you can see and hear music performances almost every day – from indie to world music, from hip-hop to modern classical music, and from danceable electronica to singer-songwriter. And from the newest talents to more well-known names. At the days that there is no music, you can go to the podium greenhouse to see cabaret and standup comedy.
Besides the two theatres and podium greenhouse there are a lunchroom with terrace that is opened all day, a merry-go-round and three wooden houses with interactive arts installations.
A lot more visual arts can be found at Tweetakt at Fort Ruigenhoek in Groenekan, just north of Overvecht. There is exciting visual arts in every corner of the green fort, for all ages. Big sculptures, interactive installations, video-art and games, made by young makers and experienced ones.
Furthermore, there are theatre- and dance performances and youth documentaries in the wooden Trekkerschuur and there is a big terrace with beverages and food. The fort is opened at all Sundays and Holidays (besides King’s Day).
Besides the program for the general public, Tweetakt also hosts theatre and dance performances and visits to the fort for about four thousand (high school) students, in combination with introductory lessons, workshops and Q&A’s with makers and performers.