Three essential concert halls

Brussels is full of concert halls and music theatres. There are, however, three that stand out from the crowd for many years now.

Créé le 05/07/2012 - Dernière mise à jour le 10/07/2017

The first, called Forest National, is the largest concert hall in the city with its 8000 seats. Managed by a private company, each year FN welcomes the biggest names in contemporary French chanson, such as Frédéric François or Johnny Hallyday, as well as international pop stars (A-Ha, Joe Cocker...). With a more specialized programme, Le Botanique houses four small theatres in a leafy setting, harking back to the place's horticultural past. Here you can listen to rock, rap and up-and-coming quality electro music, particularly during the famous « Les Nuits Botaniques » festival. Lastly, the Ancienne Belgique is the Brussels theatre with the best geographical location for spending a night out in the city centre with friends. Top names play here, as well as lesser-known bands in all sorts of contemporary musical styles, with a slight preference for jazz.