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Théâtre de Liège
Address: Place du Vingt Août 16
Postal code: 4000
Phone: + 32 (0)4 344 71 60
Fax: + 32 (0)4 341 35 44
Théâtre de Liège - The leading stage in Wallonia
A theatre at the heart of Europe
Theatre, dance, circus, exhibitions
The Théâtre de Liège is one of the four Centres Dramatiques de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Centres for Drama in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation) (Belgium). To this designation can also be added Centre européen de création théâtrale et chorégraphique (European Centre for theatre and choreography), relating to its role in theatrical and contemporary dance productions and their diffusion for local, regional and international audiences.
Since the arrival of Serge Rangoni at its head in 2004, the Institution has developed considerably, presenting each season around forty shows of which ten or so are new works.
The rich and varied programme brings to the stage productions of great theatre directors and Belgian and foreign choreographers, actors of international renown as well as emerging artists, witnesses of today’s culture and ambassadors of tomorrow’s.
Every other year, alongside the “seasonal” programme, the Théâtre de Liège makes Liège the town move to the beat of the Émulation festival, for young, francophone Belgian companies, who bring their freshness and (im)pertinence to different parts of the city.
Adding to these discoveries is the international biennial “Pays de Danses, a journey through all forms of international contemporary choreography.
The Théâtre de Liège, situated at the heart of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine and the Grande Région, transcends borders through its collaborations with prestigious international institutions such as the Festival d’Avignon, the Théâtres Nationaux de la Colline and de Chaillot from Paris, the Theatres of Luxembourg, Maastricht, Hasselt, and the National Theatre of Korea, and co-productions with today’s great directors and choreographers.
Its active participation in a wide range of European projects has strengthened its position in the international theatre spectrum alongside such famous places as the Barbican in London, the Schaubühne in Berlin, the National Theatre of Croatia in Zagreb, and the Théâtre National de Bretagne in Rennes.
The Théâtre de Liège is involved in the associate production of a wide range of artists’ shows from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles or supports them in their development ; by co-producing the work of foreign artists, access to the international stage, which benefits those Belgian artists supported by the theatre, is also made possible.
With an audience of 55,000 and more than 180 performances a season, the Théâtre de Liège is today the leading stage in Wallonia and has a team of about fifty permanent staff including skilled workers in the costume and set design workshops.