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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles



Welcoming other cultural houses on our stages is an obvious thing for us to do, a desire. For the Théâtre National, this is a way of giving concrete expression to our desire to contribute to redefining the cultural landscape of Brussels. From a fixed horizon, we are creating a territory in perpetual redefinition.

With its auditorium closed for renovation, the Kaaitheater is roaming. Rather than being nowhere, it is everywhere. To serve as a model for this new geography of places of culture. This project is the perfect opportunity to initiate this movement towards a diversity of audiences and places of reception and creation.

This is reflected this season in the co-production and presentation on the Main Stage of the Théâtre National of Skatepark by Mette Ingvartsen, Plutôt vomir que faillir by Rébecca Chaillon and Le Présent qui déborde by Christiane Jatahy.

Midis de la poésie

Nomadic and multidisciplinary, Les Midis de la Poésie take place in prestigious venues in Brussels, such as the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Café Congo, the Théâtre des Martyrs, La Bellone, Le Rideau ... 

Here, poetry should be taken in its broadest and most specific sense. It evokes what, in literature or in everyday life, is of the order of the poetic. 

For fifty minutes over lunchtime, Les Midis de la Poésie approach themes that cross our time and literature from an original angle, through conferences, conversations and readings. Authors, directors and artists develop a literary question or one related to the creative process. They are accompanied by actors for the reading of the works discussed. 

Les Midis de la Poésie are also a series of apéros, soirées, publications, writing workshops, the #poesielab and a collection of poetry books that can be consulted on demand. 

In 2021 the commune of Saint-Gilles selected the joint project Maison poème led by Les Midis de la Poésie and FrancoFaune to reinvest the former Théâtre Poème. A project built around emergence, at the crossroads of poetry and music, and above all a place of experimentation and work for artists.


A must-see art museum in the Belgian cultural landscape, BPS22 is distinguished by cutting-edge exhibitions, sometimes radical, but accessible to all audiences thanks to innovative mediation. Anxious to contribute to the construction of critical thought, the relationship between art, power and society are the main axes of its programme and its acquisition policy. In this, it is fully in line with the project set up by the Théâtre National. This is why BPS22 was invited to share a work from its collections to be hosted for a season at the Théâtre.

The chosen work will be presented in the foyer of the Théâtre National from November 2023.

Cinéma Palace

Not just geographically close, Cinéma Palace and the Théâtre National share a commitment and a desire, sometimes naive, that their audiences will be transformed for the better. Through a selection of films, Palace offers the possibility to enrich certain themes touched on during the season.

Lundis en coulisse

To promote new playwriting to theatre professionals. To bring contemporary pieces to the attention of directors and actors. Les Lundis en coulisse allow showbusiness professionals – actors, directors, playwrights and translators – to get together and discover texts chosen by that day’s guest. Three works will be read aloud followed by discussions and analysis. The partners will rotate as invitee of the week.

08.04.2024 → Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Une initiative de Silvia Berutti-Ronelt

En coproduction avec ARTS2 / Conservatoire Royal de Mons, le KVS, Le Vilar et le Centre d’études théâtrales de l’UCLouvain à Louvain-la-Neuve, le Rideau, la Roseraie, le Royal Festival de Spa, la SACD, le Théâtre La montagne magique, le Théâtre des Martyrs, le Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles et le Théâtre Varia en partenariat avec le Centre des Écritures Dramatiques Wallonie-Bruxelles

Université libre de Bruxelles

From 2023 onwards, the Théâtre National and Université libre de Bruxelles are strengthening their partnership policy within the framework of their respective missions regarding students. They will participate together in the development and implementation of joint and innovative projects in order to make art and culture available to as many people as possible. And thus contribute to the collective dynamic in favour of cultural democratization. 

© Gloria Scorier