Beursschouwburg has a new director

Beursschouwburg has a new director

From 15 September, Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie (1991) will be the new general and artistic director of Beursschouwburg. She will follow on from Tom Bonte, who announced his departure last January. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the succession procedure has taken longer than originally planned. The appointment of Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie marks the final decision.

Over the past few years Nigussie worked as a projector coordinator for BOZAR, focusing her efforts predominantly on creating an inclusive and participative programme. As an opinion maker, she has written on the topics of diversity and gender for various media outlets.

“I look forward to braving these challenging times together with the team and developing a new chapter in Beursschouwburg’s pioneering history.” - Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie

Beursschouwburg also welcomes a new financial administrator, Ellen De Bin (1983), who previously served in this function for Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods.

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Beursschouwburg is an arts centre, situated in the heart of Brussels, that embraces a hybrid and multidisciplinary identity. It’s the perfect place for performance, film, music, exhibitions, debates, lectures, parties and a drink at beurscafé. 

Beursschouwburg provides a platform for young and innovative artistes, thus it’s the place to discover the big names of tomorrow. Young talent, cross-fertilization and an opportunity to experiment are pivotal in the diverse programme which seamlessly coalesces with the generation 2.0.

Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28
1000 Brussel