BeursschouwburgBeursschouwburg is a multidisciplinary center for arts and reflection, an open meeting place strongly anchored in Brussels’ reality. Here we embrace the local, the global and the glocal.Beursschouwburg functions as a platform to present and develop a wide array of art practices and research, a network of support and experimentation for artists, collectives and thinkers, a hub that questions normativity and welcomes new narratives.Together with collaborators, we co- create programs that ignite fruitful encounters between different audiences, forms and genres, between art and everyday reality, between the emerging and the established, between urgency and joy.Auguste Ortsstraat 20/28, 1000 Brussel
BOZARSituated right in the middle of the Mont des Arts, where the upper part of Brussels meets the lower part, BOZAR is the most visited cultural destination in the city. Whether you want to enjoy concerts, exhibitions, shows, or other cultural and artistic delights, BOZAR stands out among other cultural institutions thanks to its vast multidisciplinary and diverse programme.Rue Ravenstein 23 - 1000 Brussels www.bozar.be
Centre Culturel D'UccleRue Rouge 47, 1180 Uccle
Charleroi danse / La RaffinerieThe only choreographic centre in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Charleroi danse presents an ambitious and international programme during its season and in events such as the Dance Biennale. It has been headed up by Annie Bozzini since January 2017 and her aim is to develop Charleroi danse so that it better reflects the needs of artists and audiences, with a particular focus on the young. Charleroi danse operates out of two sites and in two cities. La Raffinerie in Brussels is a place where people in the profession can come together and is first and foremost dedicated to professionals. It hosts regular classes and workshops, research residences and open studios as well as specific programmes. Les Écuries in Charleroi is open more to the public and offers a regular programme and creative residences.Rue de Manchester, 21 - 1080 Brussels www.charleroi-danse.be
ContredanseFounded in 1984 by the Belgian dancer and choreographer, Patricia Kuypers, Contredanse has, since its inception, taken on the mission of supporting choreographic creation. It wishes to provide tools and resources for choreographers and dancers in order to enable them link their studio work to an analysis of the philosophy of movement, body, composition, and history of their discipline. These activities are oriented towards information and documentation, publishing and training. Contredanse is also developing partnerships in associating itself with projects such as round tables, conferences and workshops.Rue de Flandre, 46 - 1000 Brussels www.contredanse.org
Garage29Garage29 is a space for research and creation that welcomes budding choreographers from all over the world. For several years now, it has established itself as an inspiring venue for artistic exchanges in Brussels. It is a workshop, a stage and a crossroads where choreographers are encouraged to invent new frameworks, systems and formulas for creation. Since 2017, Garage29 has been appropriated by fledgling artists who draw on contagious formulas, in a perpetual reflection on the link between art and life. Brussels Dance is an opportunity for them to test their ideas in front of an audience who are eager for innovation.Rue de Moerkerke, 29 - 1030 Brussels www.garage29-offestival.be
KaaitheaterKaaitheater is a stage for dance, theatre, performance, music, and debate, rooted in Brussels but with our sights set on the world. Since 1977, Kaaitheater has presented and co-produced work by contemporary performing artists. From the eighties until the present, from local to international, from repertoire to experiment, and from small to large venues: Kaaitheater fosters long-term commitment to the artists on its stages. Dance has always been closely associated with the history of the Kaaitheater – it’s in its DNA.Square Sainctelette, 20 - 1000 Brussels www.kaaitheater.be
KVSKVS is Brussels’ Flemish city theatre. Our unique position in the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe is the alpha and omega of our operations. KVS aims to reinterpret the repertoire in relation to the city that is more than ever the whole world. KVS embraces the city and its plurality and intends to amplify its artistic voice in the arts field. KVS thus sees interculturality on and around the stage not as an assignment or a challenge, but as a logical principle. As are a strong presence in Flanders and internationally.Quai aux Pierres de Taille, 7 - 1000 Brussels kvs.be
La BalsamineLa Balsamine was founded by Martine Wijckaert in 1974 and settled in the former Dailly barracks in Schaerbeek in 1981. The programme focuses on contemporary creations in their most diverse forms: theatre, dance, performance, video, installations… La Balsamine makes its works more accessible all the while contributing a dynamic perspective on what is being created. By seeking to develop an ongoing dialogue, the relation with the audience feeds on the material put forward by the artist.Avenue Félix Marchal, 1 - 1030 Brussels www.balsamine.be
La BelloneLa Bellone is conceived as a dramaturgical tool for performing artists and focuses mainly on creative processes. La Bellone organize conferences, workshops, residencies, exhibitions as well as various sessions with artists, specialists and intellectuals.Rue de Flandre, 46 - 1000 Brussels www.bellone.be
Le 140Over the years, Le 140 has developed into an international showcase of theatre, dance, humour and concerts in Brussels. The arts centre has also recently started offering co-productions between Belgian and foreign companies, and tracks down new musical talent in French-speaking Belgium. Le 140 helps build a bridge between the cultural, sociocultural and educational dimensions. We are opting for an eclectic programme that also includes new talent.Avenue Eugène Plasky, 140 - 1030 Brussels www.le140.be
Le Jacques FranckThe Jacques Franck Cultural Centre is a place for encounters, knowledge transfer, analysis, dialogue, club initiatives and artistic creations of both professional and amateur companies. The activities and programming embrace cultural democratisation and cultural democracy. They are organised according to two main principles: strong themes that backed by the everyday reality of the locals. The arts centre is known for film screenings, performing arts, hip-hop, exhibitions, children’s activities and for numerous partnerships with associations. It aims to tear down the walls between the various activities and audiences.Chaussée de Waterloo, 94 - 1060 Brussels lejacquesfranck.be
Les BrigittinesThe Centre for Contemporary Art Movement of the city of Brussels is a welcoming venue devoted to conviviality, to discovering new approaches to drama, delving into powerful, unique universes, and to following artists who tackle the present head on in order to re-enchant reality.Petite rue des Brigittines, 1 - 1000 Brussels www.brigittines.be
Les Brigittines presents a season's worth of creations, residencies and laboratories, a yearly International Festival, outreach work with the Marolles neighbourhood in the centre of Brussels, and international exchanges.
Its programme is essentially geared towards choreographic works which, in the odd, open melting pot of Brussels, are a sign of its liberated and stimulating inspiration.
Les Halles de SchaerbeekA turbulent place, the Halles have incorporated their independence into the heart of Brussels, the capital of Europe, and into a metal and glass structure that was built in 1901 and has been superbly renovated. Open to contemporary hopes and upheavals, from its neighbourhood to the great world beyond, its aim is to achieve the best in a Europe that is still seeking its destiny: to explore new passions and pursue adventure, while giving style as much freedom as possible. Alongside more traditional programming, the Halles develop atypical rhythms over the course of long weekends, creating projects that go beyond the strict scope of live entertainment. The Halles also offer their own productions, including those of the four companies that are associated with the Halles.Rue Royale Ste Marie, 22a - 1030 Brussels www.halles.be
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Studio ThorAn artists' house in the heart of Brussels' Saint-Josse-ten-Noode which Compagnie Thor manages, shares and uses as a space for rehearsals and performances. Equipped with the necessary facilities for workshops, work sessions, or performances, the space is available upon request.This studio on the ground floor of the Maison des artistes in Saint-Josse, which was made available by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, covers a surface area of more than 300m². Since 2006, Thierry Smits has been preparing and rehearsing all his creations here, while dancers and all those involved enjoy the comfort necessary for lengthy rehearsal sessions: changing rooms, showers and relaxation areas. Fully equipped with a professional sound and light system, it can be transformed into a performance space through the use of tiers on which 110 seats for the public can be installed.Depending on the occasion, the multi-facetted spacious entrance hall can be used as a meeting room, a refectory or even as a cosy bar. The wide-ranging themes for Thor's productions afford the opportunity to regularly change the decor, by appealing to visual artists for new propositions. Thus, since October 2020, visitors have been able to admire the "Climax" fresco, inspired by Toumaï and created by the Belgian painter Charlotte Beaudry.Rue Saint-Josse 49, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode www.thor.be/fr/
Théâtre MarniDepuis une vingtaine d’années, le Marni déploie une programmation abondante et ouverte sur tous les arts de la scène : théâtre, danse et cirque contemporains, jazz, arts plastiques.Rue de Vergnies, 25 1050 Ixelles theatremarni.com/
Une offre qui se décline pour le jeune public, comme lors du Mini D Festival, consacré à la danse contemporaine, arrivé comme une évidence aux côtés du D Festival qui transmet chaque année le pouls de la vivacité chorégraphique bruxelloise. Actif localement et grâce à un solide réseau de partenariats, le Marni est une balise bruxelloise et en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, autant qu’un espace important pour les artistes qui y viennent chaque semaine en résidence. Un lieu à taille humaine, tout comme sa philosophie, au service des artistes et du public.
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Théâtre MercelisSpecialised in shows for young audiences, the Mercelis theatre is located in the heart of Ixelles. It welcomes audiences and artists in residence throughout the cultural season.The Mercelis theatre is managed by the Culture Department of Ixelles. culture.ixelles.be/en/mercelis-theatreRue Mercelis 13, 1050 Ixelles
Théâtre National Wallonie-BruxellesThe Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles opens its stage to all audiences and is a place of creation at the service of national and international artists. Here stories, epics, and histories are built, and a space open to the world is created. www.theatrenational.beEmile Jacqmainlaan 111/115, 1000 Brussel
Théâtre VariaThe Varia Theatre is one of the key places of cultural life in Brussels. With two showsrooms called Grand Varia and Petit Varia, it is an echo chamber to the contemporary world. Its rich and diverse programme consists mainly of theatre performances and remains open to dance, circus, plays for young audiences and music.Rue du Sceptre 78, 1050 Ixelles varia.be/