The Royal Theatre La Monnaie, is situated in the very heart of the city of Brussels. It is the largest opera house in Belgium and one of the most beautiful historic theatres in Europe. Filled with the rich history of the last three hundred years, it has known turbulent times and has survived a revolution, a fire, two world wars, as well as the normal passage of time and changing fashions. Today it is known simply as “La Monnaie”. The national Belgian opera company is one of the driving forces of the artistic life in Belgium as well as on the wider stage of Europe. It has been acclaimed for the boldness and quality of its opera productions over the last three decades.