The English Comedy Club
The ECC was originally formed as The English Comedy Club in 1909 as an amateur society dedicated to performing English language theatre for the expatriate community in Brussels. It is the oldest established English language theatre company on mainland Europe. The club is based in “The Warehouse”, a complex of buildings in the Schaerbeek area of the city which it co-owns with the ATC and ITG. The buildings include rehearsal rooms, a set building workshop, store rooms containing their extensive collection of props, furniture, costumes and set building materials, and a small but well equipped Studio Theatre with a capacity of 65.
The club performs a number of full length theatrical productions each year as well as many other events. The membership currently stands at a little over a hundred people from all walks of life, and indeed of all nationalities, and with a variety of interests from the actors and actresses to the set designers and builders, lighting and sound engineers, right through those who perform the less lauded but equally vital roles such as staffing the bar or organising ticket sales.
2019 – Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood
2018 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
2017 – Cinderella
2016 – Dick Whittington and his Magical Cat
2015 – Aladdin
2013 – Jack and the Beanstalk
2013 – Copenhagen
2012 – A Dog’s Life