Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

The Ancienne Belgique is a performance space/theater that was one the local market vendors’ guild hall. At that time, the hall has many uses, including serving as a meeting place, a bank vault, a place for treating the sick, and more importantly, a place to party. The space has always served a sociocultural function. In the early 1900’s, during the Belle Époque, the interior of the building took on a German flavor with 1,500 seats and a lot of dancing. In the 1920s, the basement of the building was a space for young literary talent to present their works to the public and meet with fellow artists. Following World War II, the building was renovated into a modern music hall with soundproofing and improved acoustics. In the 1970s the building fell into a state of disrepair. The Belgian Ministry of Finance purchased the building in 1977 and started on the much needed repairs. By 1984, the building was in fine shape and reopened. The venue attracts a wide range of acts, and such performers have included Lou Red, The Cure, and the Clash. With 300 to 400 shows per year, it is one of the key music sites in Brussels.
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Sight Name: Ancienne Belgique
Sight Location: Brussels, Belgium
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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