The location and history of the old synagoge Hegenheim already determines the cultural focus of the venue. Situated in the immediate vicinity of Basel on the french side of the border, the building was right from the beginning vitaly embedded in its trinational environment. Today le ventre continues the history. The former sacred room of the synagoge, a freestanding hall with a remarkable accoustic, lends itself particularly to performances and sitespecific art that develops over time within the space. le ventre likes contemporary relevance and experimental expression across all artforms, and le ventre values discourse on current and contemporary themes. le ventre wishes to cooperate with people and institutions that also are, or want to be, active in the trinational cultural space.