Theatre, music, cabaret… heart-warming venues to bring you comfort in Brussels

20 October 2022
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While the days are getting chillier, we start to long for cosy, intimate places that we can share with a small group of friends. Places where you can enjoy local culture and get a feel of the neighbourhood spirit. With their velvet benches and subdued lighting, small clubs, café-theatres and cabarets are an excellent remedy for the autumn gloom. These are our top picks for a pleasant evening among friends, in a comfy setting near the artists on stage.

Bruxelles sur scènes, the festival of the café-théâtres

Throughout the month of November, Bruxelles sur scènes celebrates local culture by promoting pocket theatres, street corner cabarets and small venues with authentic charm. From stand-up to jazz concerts, magic, humour and improvisation, about fifteen venues offer a wide variety of entertainment in all the quarters of the capital. The Bruxelles sur scenes festival offers you a wonderful opportunity to forget about life for a while and meet the people who work behind the scenes to create the "Brusseleir" soul and multicultural identity of Brussels.  

Musical venues

Immerse yourself in a jazzy atmosphere, discover budding talents and the songs of tomorrow and enjoy a musical experience in an incomparable atmosphere... these small stages have many assets. Sometimes you even tend to believe that the artists are performing just for you!

Bars & breweries

Whether you prefer to sip a cocktail while listening to live music, enjoy a stand-up show in a festive setting or witness a jam session in a brewery… these bars in Brussels serve a lot of culture!

Theatres, cabarets and multidisciplinary venues

Alternative programming, theatre and literary cafés, cabarets hidden in cellars or indie stages nestled in an old factory... each location owes its particular character to the passionate team that works there. 

Humour & improvisation

Stand up, improvisation, stunning sketches and amazing artists... humour is brought on stage at the Brussels' theatres and comedy clubs!

For children

Puppets, singing, musical and cultural journeys, the capital is full of idyllic places where you can enjoy live shows with your family!