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La Monnaie

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Address: Place de la Monnaie, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 229 12 00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Brussel's Opera House

Though we were not able to see a show at the theatre when visiting Brussels, we did visit this impressive building in the center of Brussels . The Royal Monnaie Theatre is an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Gurgaon, India

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Though we were not able to see a show at the theatre when visiting Brussels, we did visit this impressive building in the center of Brussels . The Royal Monnaie Theatre is an opera house with over three hundred years of history. The current building is the 3rd theatre on this site and the façade dates from 1818. The theatre... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I took a tour of this attractive, elegant theatre which was illuminating and fascinating. It's a smaller house than many other international theatres and has a beautiful auditorium and attractive foyers and staircases. It is Belgium's most important and prestigious opera house and has a fine international reputation. The tour guide was excellent on this English-language tour. I intend to... More 

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The theatre itself is very attractive however some of the seats had absolutely no view of the stage. This would be fine if the website stated this (at least you could make an informed choice before buying tickets) I recommend the managment update their website with seating descriptions such as "obstructed view" or "no view"

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Thane, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I visited this place during Brussels Museum night fever, Winter 2013 . listened very good live Music on the piano & the violin & watched opera singing performance. It was the first experience of opera & western music. The Building is very big & well managed.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went on the Saturday 12 tour. Was really interesting. Not a big fan of opera but love the theatre and really enjoyed this tour as it also gave a lot of information on the history of Brussels and Belgium. Tour rooms for costume making,set design, rehearsal room and the theatre itself. Tours were available in English French German and Dutch.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Troughout the years went to see many performances. Mostly ones that I enjoyed very much. Concerts & recitals are really good and often have famous performers from all over the world. Operas are too modern (strange) for my taste. Read carefully in advance what performance you are going to to avoid bad surprices. Once through the whole opera there were... More 

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Compared with the vast theatres in London's West End this is a smaller, compact yet more elegant setting for the arts. The acoustics are good and many of the events are quality but the language used will be predominantly French - important for Anglophiles!

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Walking past the opera house I caught the poster for the production of Manon Lescaut that evening and duly bought one of the few remaining tickets for a seat in a box high up. The building is a delight, an architectural gem, the accoustics good, view of the stage was good, supertitles in French and Dutch only, the production modern... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Whenever I am working in Brussels I try to get a cheap ticket for La Monnaie. These cost as little as around 10 euros, and for this you can squeeze into a box with a restricted view (that is often not very restricted). This is amazing value for world class opera from an innovative company. I am not a huge... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A tour is offered on Saturday's at 1200. We took the opportunity to take the tour - guides in English, French, Dutch and German. We visited the main auditorium and hear the history of the building and studied the exquisite decoration. The most interesting part was the visit to the workshops in the admin building: these ranged from costume design... More 

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