DE MAAN is located in the centre of Mechelen, so traffic might be busy.  Click here for more information about the accessibility of DE MAAN and parking facilities.

How long do the shows last?

Details about the length of a performance can be found on the performance information page. There are no breaks.


The performance begins at the indicated time. Make sure you arrive on time! When the performance has started, the doors will remain closed. Tickest will not be refunded.

Minimum age and childcare

We ask you to respect the minimum age which is indicated for each production. A theatre full of children who are too young to appreciate the show is not a pleasant place. Not to the children themselves, not to the audience and not to the actors.

You would like to attend a performance but one or more of your children are too young? We can provide childcare for the duration of the performance. Please let us have the following information 48 hours in advance via "childcare" for performance xx for xx children of xx years old. Add your name, postal address and mobile number. Or call Sien at 015/200 200.

Buying tickets at the ticket office of DE MAAN

The tickets that you buy at the ticket office can only be paid in cash. There are ATMs near CC Mechelen, on and around Grote Markt. The ticket office of DE MAAN opens one hour before the performance.

Photos/films/sound recordings

Making photos, film, video or sound recordings is absolutely forbidden during the performances.


Spectators with hearing problems

The great hall of DE MAAN is equipped with a hearing loop. Hearing-impaired spectators with hearing aids or a cochlear implant can make use of the loop by putting their hearing aids or implant in the T-position. This way they can hear the sound from the stage without disturbing ambient noise. DE MAAN also owns a mobile loop for performances in its small hall and at projects on location.  The loop was donated by Lions Club Mechelen, for which we are sincerely grateful! 

Accessibility for wheelchair users

Our attendants are happy to guide wheelchair users to their seats. If you need assistance, please let us know in advance so that we can make the necessary preparations.