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This cinema is among the most beloved in Brussels. Specializing in screening classic films, it's truly a gem in the city for movie-lovers. With its five screens, it provides variety without being too big. It is one of the venues that hosts the Brussels Festival of Short Films in April and May.
Théâtre de la Clarencière was founded by local performance arts aficionados making for a unique experience for visitors. It hosts not only plays, but poetry recitals, conferences and more. Their varied schedule for the season can be found on their website, so check out what they have in store!
One of Brussels' most popular attractions, The Théatre Royal De Toone has been entertaining audiences with marionette puppets since 1830. Not just for kids, the Toone puts on shows by Shakespeare, Faust, and other famous playwrights, all adapted to include some of the theater's trademark humor. Located close to the Grand Palace, the Toone offers shows in Dutch, Spanish, English, German, and Italian upon request. If you're planning a visit, reservations are recommended, as the Toone's shows tend to be very busy.
Since Gerard Mortier became its director in 1981 (he now heads the Salzburger Festspiele), the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie has returned to the spotlight. Under the direction of his successor, renowned organist Bernard Foccroule, the theater is now considered one of the most exciting opera houses in the world. Opera here is indeed a spectacle! It also boasts a lovely bookstore where you can purchase CDs, souvenirs, as well as books.
This is the city's prime location not just for contemporary theater, but also for dance, music, art and sculpture. The theater does not house its own company, but instead hosts visiting performers. The events are diverse and accommodate a wide variety of tastes and audiences. The Beursschouwberg strives to create a cross-cultural hub of cutting edge media, art and performance - not to mention their roller skating nights!