LUX is part of the large scale urban master plan by Sjoerd Soeters for the centre of Nijmegen. It is called the ‘Poortgebouw’ (gate-building) and forms, together with the library, city archives and offices, one of the walls of the Mariënburgplein (square). The whole complex is designed to get more open, public and multi-functional programme into the city, where before only offices were. Jos van Eldonk was commissioned to design the new offices and buildings for cultural institutions. The theatre hall and one cinema space of LUX is housed in the basement, at -3. The other cinema rooms, numbers 1 - 5 are on the first floor, with views over the outside square. On the ground floor are the more public functions of the complex. LUX is the largest artplex of the Netherlands.
The cafe is open on Sunday to Thursday: 11.00 to 01.00 hr.
Friday and Saturday from 11.00 to 02.00 hr. The cinema and its ticket booth are open on: Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 22.30 hr.
Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 22.30 hr.
How to get there?
The Central train Stationis within 10 min of the LUX. Leave the station and go straight on towards the centre (van Schaeck van Mathonsingel). From the 'Keizer Karelplein' go into the Oranjesingel. Take third street left (Staringstraat), walk all the way to the end and cross the street. After about 50 m you'll see the LUX on your left hand.