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Theatre at the Exhibition Expo Brussels 1935
© L'Epi

Circumstances did not allow the theatre to be represented at the Exhibition as widely or as completely as it deserved. However, the number and diversity of the shows given in the charming theatre of the Commissariat Général made it possible to fill this gap to an appreciable extent.

Designed by the architect Eggerickx, this theatre stood on the edge of Avenue Javanaise, not far from the Astrid Entrance; its white silhouette, with very modern lines, stood out brightly against a green background. A green door opened in the middle of the facade and immediately one was in the room, at the top of a series of tiers forming a seat and bordered by steps covered with a purple carpet. This red contrasted with the smooth whiteness of the walls, with the green of the doors opening onto a trench surrounding the theatre. The semi-circular stage was connected to the hall by steps; a new arrangement dug a deep, narrow pit at the bottom of the "stage" at the foot of the back wall, with two staircases leading to the stage. Concealed spotlights made up for the absence of scenery and allowed for the least expected, most successful lighting effects. The atmosphere was one of simplicity and intimacy.

© Le Livre d'Or de l'Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles 1935