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MERCELIS - multi-purpose haal

Address :

Rue Mercelis 13,1050 Ixelles

Access :

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handicap (1)
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The Mercelis welcomes artists and audiences just a stone’s throw from the Place Fernand Cocq in Ixelles. The multi-purpose hall, located on the ground floor of the building, is a modular space equipped with a bar. The room can host various cultural events (exhibitions, shows, residencies, etc.).


Mobile tier: 75 pers.
Bar : 50 pers.

Possible events

Show (small capacity)
Artists’ residencies


Every day between 9am and midnight, subject to availability.

Location / access

Rue Mercelis 13, 1050 Ixelles


Municipality of Ixelles – Culture Department
Email :
Tel : 02 515 64 63

Technical contact

Philippe Le guével
Email :
Tel : 0488 80 83 12


Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Mercelis Theatre initially housed a café and a billiard room on the ground floor. In the 1930s, the municipality rented the premises before becoming the owner of the building shortly after the Second World War.

In 1953, the municipal architect Armand Poppe renovated the theatre, both on the inside and the outside, to give it its current appearance.

In 2010, following the relocation of the French-speaking library to a new building in Rue Mercelis 19, the ground floor was converted into a multi-purpose room with a bar and a theatre space geared towards young audiences and residencies.

In 2020, the dressing rooms were completely refurbished.


Stage opening :
Stage depth :
Height under stage grid :
Stage height :
8 m
6,80 m
3,20 m
ground level

Dressing room and facilities

1 dressing rooms (16 m²) , shower, WC

Sink in the bar area

Technical equipment

List on demand

Additional equipment

Bar with sink, fridge and the possibility to play background music.

High-speed internet connection


Room occupancy, per day

This fee includes the occupation of the room and basic equipment as well as the presence of a room manager for a period of 8 hours, between 9am and midnight.

550,00 €

Additional costs

Overtime per hour, minimum 2 hours

Exceeding the time limit may not be considered as implicit authorisation to continue the activity beyond the time limit agreed in the occupation agreement.

70,00 €

Use of the video projector (3000 lumens), per service

30,00 €



– Non-profit organisations with their registered office in Ixelles

– Schools located on the territory of the municipality

25 %*

On the cost of occupying the hall, excluding equipment


– Inhabitants of Ixelles

– Municipal staff

10 %*

On the cost of occupying the hall, excluding equipment


– Municipal services