The renewed Speelhuis-theatre in Helmond has been completed and will be initiated on Saturday Feruary 9 with its first show, a carnival burlesque by local drama group St. Genesius, which is almost sold out yet. After this, performances will follow shortly; the agenda is filled until way into October, with different types of shows, ranging from children's spectacles to cabaret and from classical music recitals to drama plays.
The former characteristic Speelhuis designed by Piet Blom burned down in December 2011. After a period of consideration, by the end of May 2012 the municipality decided to realize a temporary theatre in the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Tenhemelopneming and commissioned cepezed for its design. The new theatre was thought out and built within a bit more than half a year.