Het HEM is currently closed in preperation for renovations and will reopen in fall 2024.
In the meanwhile, you’ll find our programming on several off-site locations and on The Couch.
Our event spaces are available for rent until October 2024.
Art is our first language. Even while we are closed for renovations, our programming continues. You will find our art programmes at off-site locations throughout the year and on the digital platform The Couch. The permanent installations in Het HEM will remain open to the public after the renovation.
Our music programme focuses on experimental ways of making, presenting and experiencing sound in the building through listening sessions, live performances and musical artist-in-residence programmes. During renovations, we organise music programmes at off-site locations and on the digital platform The Couch.
We are closed at the moment. When we are open again you are welcome for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at our restaurant. With good wether we suggest you settle down on our sunny terrace on the Costa del Zaano.
Het HEM loves books. During your visit, come lose yourself in the library's rich selection or discover new favourites in the SANZ Shop.
The building's industrial design and our experimental art programme bring ambience and meaning to every event.
Situated in a former munitions factory, Het HEM is a new home for contemporary culture.
With his works of art – often a mix between installation and performance – Dries Verhoeven is a welcome guest at international theatre festivals. His creations are visually overwhelming but also disruptive to look at. Verhoeven explores the boundaries between visual art and theatre and also likes to sharpen the relationship between spectator and performer.
Verhoeven’s Broeders verheft u ter vrijheid depicts our future as working people. We live in a time where robots and forms of AI are taking over more and more work. The exhibition space seems to have turned into a grand apocalyptic distribution center, with people as stowaways. Verhoeven works for this production with performers from Bulgaria who have experience as labour migrants. Are they calling for resistance? Will there be a resurgence of the labour movement, or should we accept the inevitable automation? The result is as disruptive as it is impressive. A requiem for the worker.
Part 2 of 'Broeders' consists of an exhibition in West Den Haag. This former U.S. Embassy building is also the residence of the performers during the tour. Until 15 August the exhibition can still be visited, and includes a.o. the documentary 'The recruitment' and the video work 'To perform'.
“The beauty of all his work is that he brings big, complicated themes back to its essence. On the one hand, it is confrontational, but it also shows compassion for its subject." “It is a beautiful dystopian image.” – de Volkskrant
"Eye-catcher of the opening weekend of SPRING Utrecht." – NRC
"The beauty of the singing robot ballet lingers in my mind. [...] The scenes keep beckoning like sirens." – Theaterkrant