This old theater housed in what was once the guildhall of local market vendors is located near the stock exchange. After WWII, the building was renovated and eventually turned into a modern, soundproof concert hall. Its famous performers have included The Clash, The Cure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Lou Reed, among others. Every year dozens of concerts take place in the AB, as the hall is locally known. For a schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the AB website.
Palais 12 is one of the most happening venues in Brussels. With a whopping capacity of accommodating up to 18000 people, this venue has been a stage for major events in Brussels. This venue is popular for hosting international music artists like David Guetta, Elton John and many more, and is an entertainment hub of the town. The interiors of this expansive venue are furnished with advanced light and sound equipment that guarantee an excellent acoustic experience. Prior reservations are highly recommended for the popular events held here.
At Cirque Royal you can find some of the most popular music and theater performances in Brussels. The venue is conveniently located in Le Botanique complex, which includes a museum, gallery, as well as other cultural attractions and also serves as an apt venue for exhibitions. Check the website for an up-to-date schedule.
Belgium's national stadium has a rich legacy spanning almost 80 years, during which it has seen neglect, football tournaments such as the larger than life European Cup finals, and glory yet again after it has been renovated in the latter half of the 20th Century. Le Stade Roi Baudouin hosts a wide variety of major sporting events, including the Coupe de Belgique de football and Mémorial Ivo Van Damme. This venue has also been the site of concerts by headliners such as Celine Dion, U2, and Bruce Springsteen.
Sparkling after its renovation and fully equipped with modern technology, the Auditorium Jacques Brel is an important gathering point for entertainment in Brussels. Be it performing arts, business conferences, theater, cultural events, concerts, dance shows, meetings or exhibitions, the auditorium is replete with all the facilities one would need for showcasing or organizing events. The seating capacity is 840, and its notable features include its expansive stage, translation services, large projection screen, hi-speed internet connections, and complete high-tech audiovisual equipment.
Located across Kardinaal Mercierlaan, the Den Dreef is a modern football stadium. Built in 2002, this stadium is home to the Oud-Heverlee Leuven football team and can accommodate 7435 (2329 standing and 5106 seating) spectators. Local matches, practice sessions of the home team and other sporting events are a regular feature here.
Théâtre Mercelis hosts the Festival of Short Films, as well as other cultural events in the Ixelles neighborhood.
The ideal place to start your exploration of this majestic city, the Brussels Info Place or "BIP" as it's more commonly known, is the city's major information and tourist center. Home to the "Experience Brussels!" exhibition, visitors can get a clear idea of the art, history, culture and culinary traditions throughout the 19 communes. The complex is made up of three major buildings, the Lloyds building, the Liason building and the Lalaing building. Guides speaking multiple languages can show you the best places to see, eat and visit. It is the one-stop-shop for all things Brussels!
Théâtre Varia offers a season full of interesting plays and dance performances. Grab a cola and popcorn and relax in the comfy seats. Visit their website for details about the shows and timings.