The Orpheus Institute is housed in a beautifully renovated 19th-century building in the centre of Ghent. The Koetshuis is a renovated 18th-century building on the historic site of d'Hane Steenhuyse, only 30 metres from the main building.

The Orpheus Institute has a concert hall (seating ± 100 persons), a library, rehearsal studios, a recording studio and meeting rooms. The new facilities on the top floor include a specially equipped auditorium (± 40 persons), individual study rooms and a large meeting room: an inspiring environment for artist-researchers to compose and perform, conduct research and exchange ideas and research findings.

The Orpheus Institute Koetshuis houses the Ton Koopman library collection but has also a piano rehearsal room, individual study desks and a multi-functional space (35 - 50 persons, depending on the setup).

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OI street view


Orpheus Institute main building (Korte Meer 12):

  • Concert hall: the concert hall is located on the ground floor and is accessible for wheelchairs.
  • Rest of the building: to access the rest of the building there are four steps (see photo below). The Orpheus Institute staff is happy to help you if would have any difficulty. Beyond the steps, there is an elevator that takes you to all floors (-1 to 4th floor).

Orpheus Institute Koetshuis (Korte Meer 20A):

  • The ground floor is accessible for wheelchairs.
  • The first floor is unfortunately not (yet) completely accessible, as there is no elevator.
Entrance hall

© Lieven Lefere

Concert hall

© Lieven Lefere