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La Monnaie, Brussels

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The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie (French: Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Dutch: Koninklijke Muntschouwburg), is an opera house in central Brussels, Belgium. Both of its names translate as Royal Theatre of the Mint. The National Opera of Belgium, a federal institution, takes the name of this theatre in which it is housed—La Monnaie in French or De Munt in Dutch—referring both to the building as well as the opera company.

As Belgium's leading opera house, it is one of the few cultural institutions which receives financial support from the Federal Government of Belgium. Other opera houses in Belgium, such as the Vlaamse Opera and the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, are funded by regional governments.

La Monnaie is located on the Place de la Monnaie/Muntplein, not far from Rue Neuve/Nieuwstraat and De Brouckère Square. The current edifice is the third theatre on the site. The facade dates from 1818 with major alterations made in 1856 and 1986. The foyer and auditorium date from 1856, but almost every other element of the present building was extensively renovated in the 1980s. It is served by De Brouckère metro station on lines 1 and 5 of the Brussels metro.
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  • My friends and I love the opera, and this is one of the most beautiful opera venues in Europe. The performance was outstanding as well. The only issue we found (coming from Miami), was the heating.....  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Nice and cozy. Try to book tickets and see for yourself.
  • Grand hall inside but also hang out at the plaza outside during the day for the atmosphere of nice peoples coming and going and also street performers. Great experience!!

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