Belgium suspends theatre closures

Belgium suspends theatre closures


norman lebrecht

December 29, 2021

The Council of State has overturned a decision by the Belgian Goverment to shut theatres and entertainment venues to the end of January.

This ought to mean an immediate reopening, but the Government has yet to respond.



  • Anthony Sayer says:

    Good for them. A fine blast of common sense. Buy some Kleenex, open up and live.

    • Diane Valerie says:

      This is good news but the rule of maximum 200 spectators still applies. This effectively shuts down La Monnaie (seating capacity ca. 1100,) BOZAR (ca.2000), Conservatoire, (ca. 600), and Flagey (ca. 850). So, not such good news for classical music lovers …

  • Madeleine Richardson says:

    Go and see the Europalia exhibition on Trains. More specifically that on the iconic Orient Express.