In 2018 and 2019, the Ghent city theatre hosted internationally acclaimed theatrical performance ‘Lam Gods’ by leading director Milo Rau. In honour of the Van Eyck year, the play is reprised in March 2020.

Rau reconstructs the world-famous altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers on stage. Just as Hubert and Jan Van Eyck did in the fifteenth century, the play connects the mundane with the spiritual. The Van Eycks not only immortalized their patrons and the upper class, but also their neighbour and the average Joe. This blend of mysticism and the mundane is also reflected in the theatrical production.