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Théâtre Mercelis

Adresse :

Rue Mercelis 13
1050 Ixelles

Access :

deaf (1)
handicap (1)
old (1)


The Mercelis welcomes artists and audiences just a stone’s throw from the Place Fernand Cocq in Ixelles. The theatre hall, located on the 1st floor of the building, is suitable for your various cultural events cultural events (shows, conferences, screenings, rehearsals…).


130 pers. (Parterre + Balcony)

Possible events





Film screening



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 outside, to its current appearance.

In 2017, the municipality of Ixelles increased the capacity to 178 seats by equipping the theatre with grey upholstered fabric seats enhanced by the warmth of wooden armrests. The floor of the parterre was raised to allow for a better audience-stage ratio. The technical control room was also completely redesigned for the greater comfort of the stage managers.

In 2020, the dressing rooms were completely refurbished.


Stage opening :
Stage depth :
Height under stage grid :
Stage frame height (rounded) :
Stage height :
5,50 m
3,70 m variable → curved back wall + proscenium see plan
variable → mobile grid: +- 5m
5.70m in the centre and 4.45m on the sides – curtain at 4.10m
1 m

Dressing room and facilities

3 dressing rooms (16 m², 22 m², 16 m²) , Shower, WC

Kitchen in the large dressing room with refrigerator and microwave oven

Technical equipment

List on demand

Additional equipmente

Yamaha 1/4 grand piano

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.


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.


Tuning and use of the piano, per service

30,00 €

Use of the video projector (8000 lumens), per service




– 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