Prestigious venues in Brussels

Built in 1905 on the Parvis de Saint-Gilles, the Aegidium – originally a theatre for shows and parties – is one of the oldest cinemas in Brussels.

The building is bursting with audacity and creativity. On the ground floor, three spaces follow one another: a conservatory with surprising decoration and ceramics, a coffee lounge and a smoking room. The walls are covered with mirrors in most of the rooms. Immense mirrors reflect some 3000 light bulbs which bear witness to this fabulous period of growth, when electricity just came in our houses.

On the first floor, after climbing a majestic staircase, we find a patio with a skylight, surrounded by sumptuous peacocks. The Aegidium has two auditoriums.

The “Moorish” room is the culminating point of the building – one of the rare spaces conserved in a most surprising style mixing Arabic with Art Nouveau. Wood and mirrors create an exotic atmosphere.

We also find this play of mirrors in the Louis XV ballroom.

Struck by the splendour of this building, Edificio is committed, maybe someday, to restoring it and making it accessible to the public once again. Once procedures for the permit have been obtained and the public aid granted , the work should take two years.

The Aegidium will host, maybe someday, events such as parties, dinners, shows, cultural activities and conferences.

Built in 1905 on the Parvis de Saint-Gilles, the Aegidium – originally a theatre for shows and parties – is one of the oldest cinemas in Brussels.

The building is bursting with audacity and creativity. On the ground floor, three spaces follow one another: a conservatory with surprising decoration and ceramics, a coffee lounge and a smoking room. The walls are covered with mirrors in most of the rooms. Immense mirrors reflect some 3000 light bulbs which bear witness to this fabulous period of growth, when electricity just came in our houses.

On the first floor, after climbing a majestic staircase, we find a patio with a skylight, surrounded by sumptuous peacocks. The Aegidium has two auditoriums.

The “Moorish” room is the culminating point of the building – one of the rare spaces conserved in a most surprising style mixing Arabic with Art Nouveau. Wood and mirrors create an exotic atmosphere.

We also find this play of mirrors in the Louis XV ballroom.

Struck by the splendour of this building, Edificio is committed, maybe someday, to restoring it and making it accessible to the public once again. Once procedures for the permit have been obtained and the public aid granted , the work should take two years.

The Aegidium will host, maybe someday, events such as parties, dinners, shows, cultural activities and conferences.