Opera Gent

Opera Gent

Opera Gent
  • Schouwburgstraat 3, 9000 Gent, Belgium
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020

The Ghent Opera House dates from 1840 and boasts an atmosphere of wealth and luxury. It is easy accessible, located in the historic centre of the city and has parking in front of the building.

The three salons (Foyer, Redoute Salon, Lully Hall) form an impressive 90 meters long enfilade. Each salon can be used separately or in combination.

The actual theatre is a nice horseshoe shaped bonbonière with excellent technical facilities.

This flexible infrastructure is ideal for galas, concerts, dinners, seminars, receptions, and photo and film shoots.

Events can be graced with a musical or vocal ensemble attached to the Flanders

12 reviews on Opera Gent - 9.5/10

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Els Vertriest
Expert|MediCongress Services nv|

Biennial congress at Opera Ghent

On April 19, 20 and 21, 2021, we will again be guests at Opera Ghent for the 12th edition of the international Spondyloarthritides conference. Our participants - from more than 40 countries - are always amazed by the unique location. Not only the concert hall, but also the Foyer, Redoute and Lully hall are a true delight to the eye.
Once again, we look forward to a great collaboration and a successful edition of our conference.

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Always a pleasure to welcome you, Els!

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Evelien Dedapper
New|Stad Gent|

Smooth cooperation every year

Every year we organize a ball for seniors in collaboration with Opera Ghent.
This always goes without any problems. The communication runs smoothly, the employees have been extensively briefed in advance and are specifically aimed at our older target group. We always look forward to this event because we know that the operation will run smoothly.

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Feedback from Opera Gent on this review:

Dear Evelien, thank you for the many years of trust in us. Bal Römantiek is always a warm and atmospheric event with many happy faces. That's what we do it for!

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Frederik SIOEN
New|KABRON bvba|

Opera with a Heart for Refugees

Through the city days of the City of Ghent, we were able to organize a benefit tvv vzw A Heart For Refugees in the Flemish Opera. It was a fantastic experience to work in this room, with a wonderful crew and reception. A warm evening to remember for a long time to come. Thanks to all employees at the Opera in Ghent !! xxx

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Merci, Sioen, for the beautiful music, the passion, the solidarity and the great cooperation. An evening to cherish in many ways.

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Emmalyne Rose
New|Emmalyne Rose Couture|

One of the most opulent halls in Europe!

The ballrooms of Opera Gent is a "Hidden Gem" in Europe. With an architectural masterpiece equivalent to that of Versailles (Paris) and Café Florian (Venice), it leaves everyone in full admiration. That is why it was also our choice to have our high fashion event Danza Luna take place annually in the ballrooms of Opera Ghent. The rooms are in perfect reflection with regard to our goal and target group. Every year we guide hundreds of visitors from all over Europe to the ballrooms and we are delighted to read about their positive impressions about the venue.

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Thank you for these words of praise. It is very nice to receive the unique event that Danza Luna is in our Salons.

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Stefan De Cleene

Opera Ghent most beautiful location!

The grandeur of the building and the magnificent rooms contribute to the success of any event, from B2B to private wedding parties. Combine this with perfect care and guidance by Inge Vekemans and everything runs smoothly. Keep up the good work!

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Thank you for these beautiful words!

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Frank Maes

Natuurpunt in the opera: a haunting experience

Natuurpunt was lucky enough to hold its general meeting in the salons of the Ghent opera. A top location: breathtakingly beautiful rooms and perfectly accessible. And then the staff: friendly, helpful and cooperative. An enjoyable and haunting experience. Here is a link to the photo report: https://photos.app.goo.gl/j9VKsIvTJ4HWeVOa2

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Thanks! It was very nice to receive you!

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Steven Van Wettere

Beautiful setting for wedding party

For our wedding we were allowed to use the 3 beautiful halls of the Ghent Opera! A unique setting that requires little further decoration outside of tables and flowers to bring it into a successful whole.
Our guests were overwhelmed by the splendor that the room radiates.
The organization and preparations of the Opera went smoothly. Mrs. Vekeman assisted us with the necessary advice and action. We were also allowed to use the reception tables, stage, sound and light installation. For extra technology and DJ material we worked together with City Sounds who know the halls perfectly, very good service.
The catering was provided down to the last detail by Silverspoon, who in turn have also worked here several times.
Through Criaturas we hired 2 angels on stilts who fit perfectly into the opera, which provided a magical touch.
Thank you to the entire Opera Ballet Vlaanderen team for making our wedding party so unforgettable!

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Feedback from Opera Gent on this review:

Dear Justine and Steven
What a great party. It was very nice that we were allowed to be part of that!

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Claudia Schroeder
New|Sysmex Europe|

Sysmex Symposium Dinner

The opera was a great location for a wonderful dinner that we had there with our customers. Our customers were very happy to be there and to experience a very special evening. Thanks a lot to the Opera staff for the perfect organisation.

Feedback from Opera Gent on this review:

Dear Claudia, thank you so much for choosing the Ghent Opera for your dinner. It was a pleasure working with you and your colleagues.

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New|Ariën, Arts & Music Management, Ghent Belgium|

Event in a hidden jewel …

In the wonderful city of Ghent, there is a jewel, even unknown to the travel guides. A succession of three splendid 19th century festivity halls in neo-baroque style, all together longer than the legendary Mirror Hall in the Palace of Versailles.

These halls are part of the Ghent Opera house and are the perfect venue to host unforgettable, dinners, concerts, dance parties, fashion shows etc. The service is optimally. You can rely on the management and take advantage of the know how of the technical in-house crew. The unique character of the halls simply makes the difference. We had to chance to have our young talented musicians I Divini to perform as part of an exquisite dinner-event in this venue … cannot wait to return.

Feedback from Opera Gent on this review:

Thanks, Pascale! We appreciate your warm professionalism and the creativity of the divine young opera singers and musicians you represent.

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Kathleen Steyaert

Stylish unique location

For our Sales Awards reception and dinner we used the Redoute and Lully room in the Opera of Ghent. Both rooms are ideal for receptions and dinners. It is a unique and beautiful authentic location that needs little extra dressing. Large round and reception tables, chairs (for a fee), stage, sound system and grand piano are available as standard (piano use also at an extra cost) - for extra sound and technology we worked together with the local partner of Opera, Citysounds, good service! The contacts of the Opera, Inge Vekeman and Caroline Pauwels, were very customer minded and extremely helpful to ensure that our (rather late requested) dinner runs smoothly. Dinner itself was provided by Coeur Catering, highly recommended. The evening was also graced by beautiful opera singers and ballerinas who fit in perfectly with the decor! (via Criaturas)
If we had to mention a minus, then we could talk about the toilet and kitchen smells that were noticeable in the room - but you often have that in Ghent when it is rainy ... also the lighting in the room is limited controllable itself (only on and off, not dimmable).
But all in all: Had a wonderful evening and thanks to everyone for making this a success!

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Jan Gheysens
New|KCM StageMusic bvba|

A House to Love

The opera house in Ghent has a very rich tradition but also a crew that perfectly matches contemporary needs and contemporary thinking. We have worked there countless times, with great pleasure and in a professional perfect atmosphere. It is our reference place if you want something really perfect, and the frame is so unique that you hold your breath as you look around you at all that beauty that has passed the times to serve today 'in grandeur' as perfect decor for every event. This is the best recommendation ever.

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Elke De Schryver
New|VDAB Oost-Vlaanderen|

Professional, qualitative and friendly

The collaboration with the employees of Opera Gent went very smoothly. Good agreements, punctual, professional, willing to listen, ... Our event (800 people) went smoothly: no queues at the cloakroom, easy access to the room thanks to the attendants, competent technical staff (image, sound, logistics, ... ). Nice to work together like this! The only downside: the sound on the balconies had to be adjusted regularly.

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Characteristics Opera Gent




Number of people

30 - 900 



public transport 

parking - paid 


near motorway 

city (centre) 


Catering venue

selected caterer(s) 


black box 

sound system 


Activities Opera Gent

Activity regions:
Antwerpen | Oost-Vlaanderen | Belgium
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