Thanks to its multicultural character and its status as a European capital, Luxembourg offers a varied and quality musical offer.
Don’t forget to register on the different websites of the concert halls or show to know the program in advance and be able to book your tickets on time?
Moreover, do not neglect the many festivals offered in Luxembourg such as the Festival of Migrations for example. They are often the occasion to discover other musics of the world or unknown artists.
A special musical event will delight music lovers and parties: the Music Festival in June, which in Luxembourg lasts for several days! The animation Summer in the City is also the occasion of many concerts and music festivals.
Shows and concerts
Dance shows, ballets
Many dance and ballet shows are also offered, whether in the city’s theatres, in cultural centers or in private halls like Rockhal. You can meet international troupes, as well as local dancers or dancers from all over the world for intercultural shows.
Located in the district of Luxembourg-Bonnevoie, the TROIS C-L is the reference structure for contemporary dance in Luxembourg.
On the 3rd of each month, the TROIS C-L organises the “3 du TROIS”, with a resolutely multidisciplinary artistic programme that attempts to rethink and question society and the art of choreography. For the public, it is a unique opportunity to discover the world of contemporary dance from different horizons and to share times of exchange with the invited artists.
Initiated by the TROIS C-L in 2015, the “Émergences” includes a programme of support for contemporary creation, in various forms, as well as a cycle of public performances. The aim of the project is to highlight the choreographic signatures in the making in the artistic landscape in Luxembourg, while creating bridges between young creators and the general public.
The Trois-C-L also offers dance classes.
The different concert halls or cafés with live music offer an eclectic and diversified programme to suit all musical tastes and all lovers of contemporary, classical or folk dance.
The Philharmonie (Kirchberg district) will allow you to attend classical music concerts in a prestigious setting with a perfect sound system.
For pop or rock concerts, you can choose between La Coque in Kirchberg district, the Rockhal, Casino 2000 or den Atelier for a more intimate side.
- Den Atelier is the reference live music club in Luxembourg since 1995. In this concert hall, located in the trendy nightlife district of Luxembourg-Hollerich, you can enjoy an exceptional proximity to the artists. Numerous internationally known artists perform in this amazing setting consisting of an old disused Renault garage that can accommodate up to 1,000 people. Created by fans of alternative music, international rock and independent bands, DenAtelier’s programme has nothing to envy to venues such as the Bataclan in Paris, the Paradiso in Amsterdam or the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels.
Den Atelier is also the organizer of festivals like Rock-A-Field in Roeser or Siren’s Call.
Like their Facebook or Twitter feed for upcoming shows!
- The Rockhal in Belval (Esch-sur-Alzette) is the largest concert and performance venue in Luxembourg. Opened in 2005 on the industrial wasteland of Belval, the Rockhal has become the unmissable venue for international musical meetings and events in Luxembourg. Rock and pop concerts,… with international stars who include the Rockhal in their world tour, classical ballet, contemporary dance, theatre plays or one-man shows, … you can also attend shows such as film-concerts. With its three halls, the Rockhal can accommodate up to 6,500 people in the Main Hall, 1,200 people in the Club and 200 people on the Floor. The Rockhal also includes a recording studio, a dance hall, rehearsal rooms and a Documentation Centre. In 2018, the Rockhal welcomed more than 250,000 visitors from all over the Greater Region: 49% Luxembourg, 19% France, 16% Germany, 13% Belgium, 3% others. More than 200 events were produced during this year.
Public transport offers a good connection to the auditorium. In addition, your Rockhal entrance ticket gives you free access to buses and trains to or from the concert hall to attend your performance. It is recommended that you use line 60 of the trains from Luxembourg and Bettembourg to Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval. Several bus lines also serve the hall. Access by car is possible with a car park nearby but the number of places is limited. It is recommended to use the car park at the Belval-University train station.
- Casino 2000: this place of particularly classical architecture (former Casino Bourgeois 1882) is devoted to contemporary creation in all its forms including concerts and shows. Program with musical presentation of the artists and reservations on the website.
Take the opportunity to visit the magnificent park of the Domaine Thermal de Mondorf-les-Bains.
- For jazz lovers, the Blues Club Lëtzebuerg is a reference in the world of Jazz and Blues in Luxembourg. In particular, the Blues Club participates in the Blues’n Jazz rally festival organized in summer as part of the “Summer in the City” event. This club is also involved in many concerts organized in the region. Jazz concerts are given in the bewitching and mythical “Sang a klang” hall in the Luxembourg-Pfaffenthal district.
Leisure and musical activities
Whether it is to discover music, learn to play a musical instrument or sing in a choir, we have selected some activities for you to awaken to the music or to perfect your musical art.
Philharmonie in Luxembourg
Located in Kirchberg district in Luxembourg, Philharmonie offers young children an introduction to music via a series of concerts. These workshops are constituted depending on the age of the participants.
Conservatory of the City of Luxembourg
Created in 1906 thanks to a private donation, the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg is located in the district of Merl since 1984. It has a prestigious auditorium of more than 600 places whose acoustics has already attracted many artists including Mstislav Rostropovitch.
The Conservatory is a school of music and dance. More than 3,800 students from 7 to 25 years old benefit from music or dance lessons, offered by more than 170 teachers, in 140 theoretical and practical disciplines. More than 2,700 hours of music are taught each week.
For the youngest, an introduction to music is possible from the age of 3 with the “Mini music” activity, and classical dance is taught from the age of 7.
The conservatory offers courses in many disciplines, whether for leisure or for a professional vocation towards music or the performing arts.
For example, there are lessons in various musical instruments, dance and singing, as well as courses in diction, drama in German and French, improvisation, body expression, directing, breathing and theatre history. The volume of the courses varies according to the objective pursued. They can be collective for lessons such as dance or theatre, or individual for learning to play a specific instrument.
The conservatory also has relay establishments in the districts of the city of Luxembourg, in collaboration with music schools.
Registration requests take place during the first fortnight of September and the actual entries are made according to the places available in the different subjects requested. Qualifying exams may be requested. The conservatory welcomes not only Luxembourg residents but also non-residents.
The conservatory museum presents music archives and ancient musical instruments, including the piano on which Franz Liszt performed his last concert in 1886.
The Municipal Harmony of Rollingergrund, in relation with the Conservatoire de Luxembourg, offers solfège lessons and wind instruments for brass and woodwinds. Notice to musicians looking for an orchestra to express their talents : very good orchestra amateur of wind instruments, the Harmonie municipale regularly seeks new musicians, among others percussionists.
You can also ask your local authority for more information. Municipalities offer many activities for their residents.
Music and dance schools, choirs
We will not mention here all the music and dance schools in Luxembourg. You will find their contact details in your town or directly on the internet.
You can also get information from Voices international if you want to join an international adult choir.
You can also ask your friends, other parents… You may even be able to organise joint trips for your children.
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