Since 2016, the Acting department has organised the lesson festival or 'LesFest'. Meanwhile, it has grown into a festive opening of the academic year for all drama students. Over the course of two weeks, students work together in cross-class and interdisciplinary groups with a different artist each week. Those artists are active in adjacent disciplines such as dance, performance, music, philosophy, spoken word. The class festival is not result-oriented. The creative processes end with an internal sharing moment that is not judged or graded. The value lies entirely in the encounter, in the expansion, the exchange, the authenticity.
A regular part of the festival are De Dinsdagen. Both Tuesday evenings in the festival, the entire drama programme has dinner together, followed by an interview with a contemporary artist or debate on a topical issue.
The LesFest gives a boost to the beginning of the academic year; frames of reference are shaken, crossovers between classes and graduations are encouraged.
From the second year, performance sessions are open to the public and you play in front of an audience. You can find practical information in the calendar on our website.
At the end of the academic year, after their internships and projects, the Master Drama students perform their graduation performance in a professional theatre. With one foot still in school and the other out of it, they share their young artistry with the world and make their first contribution to the performing arts of the future.