On 16 August 2022, a new circulation plan was introduced in the Pentagon, the city centre of Brussels. Are you coming to our theatre by car? Make sure to check how to reach La Monnaie (and the car parks Schildknaap / Ecuyer and Munt / Monnaie) in advance.
The City of Brussels has created many useful tools to help you find your way around the Pentagon:
By car, by bike or on foot: the Anyways app allows you to view your future route after the introduction of the new circulation plan. Indicate your point of departure and arrival on the map or enter your address in the search bar at the top. You will be given the distance and duration of the route on foot, by bike or by car. For cyclists, there is a 'direct route' which indicates the shortest distance, and a 'comfort route' which avoids cobbled roads as much as possible.
If you are travelling to Brussels by car, use a route planner such as Google or Waze. If you are using a different route planner, make sure it is updated.
La Monnaie nominated for two International Opera Awards
The nominations for the International Opera Awards 2023 have been announced! In recognition of our Green Opera project and the social programme 'A Bridge between two worlds', La Monnaie is shortlisted in the categories 'Sustainability' and 'Equal Opportunities & Impact'.
La Monnaie director Peter de Caluwe knighted in the Italian Order of Merit
On Thursday 21 September, Peter de Caluwe, General and Artistic Director of La Monnaie, received the Ordine al Merito during a ceremony at the Italian Embassy in Brussels. This award, one of the highest honours of the Italian Republic, is presented by President Sergio Mattarella for special merits in the fields of the arts, economy, public service and social, philanthropic or humanitarian activities.