Opera & Ballet -- An opera house in flamboyant baroque style, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie , place de la Monnaie (tel 02/229-1211; www.lamonnaie.be), is home to drama performances and chamber-music concerts as well as the Opéra Royal de la Monnaie—regarded as the best in the French-speaking world—and the Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie. The resident modern dance company, renowned Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s group Rosas (www.rosas.be), is noted for its innovative performances. The box office is at rue Léopold 4 and is open Tuesday to Friday noon to 6pm, Saturday 10am until 6pm. Ticket prices vary from 20€ to 350€ according to the event.
Classical Music -- BOZAR , rue Ravenstein 23 (tel 02/507-8200; www.bozar.be), aka the Palais des Beaux-Arts, is a lovely building designed by Victor Horta and now home to a mixed bag of cultural offerings from classical concerts by Belgium’s National Orchestra to jazz and world music, movies, and a full program of plays. The box office is open Tuesday to Friday 11am to 7pm, with tickets running from 15€ to 100€, depending on the event.
Theaters -- Brussels offers more than 30 theaters presenting performances in French, Dutch, and (occasionally) English. Foremost among these is the Théâtre Royal du Parc , rue de la Loi 3 (tel 02/505-3040; www.theatreduparc.be), a magnificent edifice occupying a corner of the Parc de Bruxelles, where classic and contemporary drama and comedies are performed. The Théâtre National de la Communauté Française, boulevard Emile Jacqmain 111–115 (tel 02/203-4145; www.theatrenational.be), offers avant-garde drama; and the Théâtre Royal des Galeries, Galerie du Roi 32 (tel 02/512-0407; www.trg.be), is known for comedy and musicals. Bringing theater to the city in Flemish is the Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, quai aux Pierres de Taille 9 (tel 02/210-1112; www.kvs.be), in a restored neo-Renaissance-style building dating from 1887.
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