This venerated multidisciplinary venue opened its doors to national and international dance and theatre groups in 1973. For many years, the small stage hosted mainly dancers and choreographers at the start of their careers. Its renovated theatre lives up to tradition: many of the country's hottest new project groups perform between the higher-profile mainstays. As befits its reputation for one-stop eclecticism, the Melkweg places special focus on multimedia performances. See also the Melkweg art gallery, club, music venue, and cafe.