Cirque Royal’s construction started in 1876 and was officially opened in 1878. The first ever show held in the building featured the Belgian Royal Cavalry. Unique permanent Circus in Brussels, the venue has since then hosted numerous events such as ballets, aquatic shows, famous Circus shows (Bouglione) and a countless number of artists performed on stage across the decades. Among them, Joséphine Baker, Buster Keaton, Dalida, Charles Trenet, Kylie Minogue. Needless to say, Cirque Royal is one of the cultural gems of the Belgian capital.
In order to offer new spaces to artists and increase its cultural offer, the institution opened a new room in its basement: The Club. This new stage aims to become a laboratory for cultural creation and be a first step for emerging artists.