Court-Circuit – Overview of figures & facts

Court-Circuit represents 36 music venues in the French speaking part of Belgium, Wallonia and Brussels. The venues have a median of 400 audience capacity. Together the venues present almost 7,000 artist performances per year, which attract over 550.000 visits. Also 89% of the music venues organise festivals.

The Court-Circuit venues do much more than live music alone, and are also involved in educational, social, artistic, culinary, and multi-disciplinary activities, such as:

Court-Circuit – Diversity of Functions – The Survey Publication 2020

Court-Circuit – Legal Status – The Survey Publication 2020

Court-Circuit music venues are for 100% private non-profit venues, They generate a total income of 13.5 million euro. The income is a mix of subsidy (32%) and audience spendings (58%) on tickets, food and beverages. Support from the government and the high amount of volunteers work make housing and workers costs lower, so more money is spent on direct programme costs than is generated by ticket sales, and more can be in vested in presenting local and emerging talents.

Court-Circuit – Income – The Survey Publication 2020
Court-Circuit – Expenditure – The Survey Publication 2020

In Belgium volunteers are very important for the daily practices in the venue, especially for smaller venues. Of the 1,200 total workers in Court-Circuit venues, almost 800 are volunteers, responsible for 39% of all working hours. In total 21% of the workers are female.

Court-Circuit – Share of Paid and Volunteer Work(ers) – The Survey Publication 2020


To learn more about these venues visit and/or contact Court-Circuit Survey coordinator David Dehard david[@]

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Overview Court-Circuit venues

Based on the data (year 2017) of 9 Court-Circuit music venues, collected during 2018, and extrapolated to data of 36 music venues part of Court-Circuit and Live DMA in 2017.