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5 DAYS OF SINGING, FUN AND CELEBRATION

Find out more about the festival programme (tbc) and the main venues.

WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2026

12h - WELCOME

Various Voices Village Opening (place tbc)

14h-17h - CHOIRS

Various Voices & the City (street concerts)

18h - CEREMONY

Opening Ceremony 1 (Bozar)

20h30 - CEREMONY

Opening Ceremony 2 (Bozar)

23h - PARTY

Welcome Party (C12)

THURSDAY 25 JUNE 2026

10h-12h - WARM-UP

Rehearsals

14h-18h - CHOIRS

Concerts (Bozar / MRBA / Madeleine)

18h - SHOW

‘The Treachery of Images’ 1 (Cirque Royal)

This event, based on the visual identity of Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte, will involve the choirs performing songs that encourage the audience to look beyond appearances.

20h30 - SHOW

‘The Treachery of Images’ 2 (Cirque Royal)

23h - PARTY

Surrealist party (C12)

FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2026

10h-12h - WARM-UP

Rehearsals

14h-18h - CHOIRS

Concerts (Bozar / MRBA / Cirque Royal)

20h - SHOW

Royalty (open air concert, venue tbc)

Belgium may officially be a kingdom, but let’s make it a queerdom! Let’s wake the (drag) queens and kings inside us and create a royal show!

23h - PARTY

Royalty party (C12)

SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2026

10h-12h - WARM-UP

Rehearsals

14h-18h - CHOIRS

Concerts (Bozar / MRBA / Cirque Royal)

19h-21h - CHOIRS

Various Voices & the City (street concerts)

21h - SHOW

‘Let Your Heart Be Heard’ (open air concert - venue tbc)

This European event will illustrate our history and the struggle for our rights. In a world first, the participating choirs will sing the festival anthem, Let Your Heart Be Heard, a song which symbolises the joy we feel as we sing together and the dreams we share.

23h - PARTY

Various Voices Main Party (C12)

SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2026

12h - CEREMONY

Closing Ceremony 1 (Bozar)

13h30 - CEREMONY

Closing Ceremony 2 (Bozar)

14h-17h - CHOIRS

Various Voices & the City (street concerts)

THE MAIN FESTIVAL VENUES

IN THE HEART OF BRUSSELS!

The main festival venues are located in the historic centre (Royal Quarter). The Various Voices Village will be set up on Place du Musée (in front of Auditorium 490) and the large outdoor stage at the Albertine, at the foot of the Mont des Arts park. It's easy to get to them on foot. A full accessibility charter will soon be available.

Several of the festival's main events will take place at Bozar. The Salle Henry Le Bœuf will host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as afternoon concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Designed by famous Belgian architect Victor Horta, the space is considered to be one of the five best concert halls in the world thanks to its acoustics.

Capacity: 1800 seats

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Also at Bozar, Salle M (the chamber music hall), like Salle Henry Le Bœuf, will host afternoon concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Capacity: 480 seats

Metro 1-5 Gare Centrale - Parc / Tram 92-93 Palais / Bus 27-29-34-38-63-65-66-71-71N-95 Bozar

 

 

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The Cirque Royal will be hosting Thursday evening shows, as well as afternoon concerts on Friday and Saturday. This former equestrian circus has been converted into a cultural venue hosting prestigious concerts.

Capacity: 1700 seats (shows) - 1000 seats (concerts)

Metro 1-5 Parc / Metro 2-6 Madou / Tram 92-93 Parc / Bus 29;63;65;66 Madou

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Located on the ground floor of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts (home to the Magritte Museum and the Fin de Siècle Museum), Auditorium 490 will host afternoon concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Capacity: 490 seats

Tram 92-93 Royal / Bus 27-95 Royal

Located a stone's throw from the Grand-Place in Brussels, La Madeleine is a concert hall with a stage lined with a magnificent spiral staircase that should inspire your entrance to the stage! Concerts take place here on Thursday afternoons only.

Capacity: 740 seats

Metro 1-5 Gare Centrale / Bus 29;38;63;65;66;71;86 Gare Centrale / Bus 48-95 Grand Place

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Every evening during the festival, the singers will gather at C12 to party! C12 is an inclusive club with staff specifically trained to welcome our queer community.

Capacity: 1,200 people

The C12 is located in a gallery under Central Station. Metro 1-5 Gare Centrale / Bus 29-38-63-65-66-721-86 Gare Centrale