An artists’ house in the heart of Brussels’ Saint-Josse-ten-Noode which Compagnie Thor manages, shares and uses as a space for rehearsals and performances. Equipped with the necessary facilities for workshops, work sessions, or performances, the space is available upon request.

A versatile tool

This studio on the ground floor of the Maison des artistes in Saint-Josse, which was made available by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, covers a surface area of more than 300m². Since 2006, Thierry Smits has been preparing and rehearsing all his creations here, while dancers and all those involved enjoy the comfort necessary for lengthy rehearsal sessions: changing rooms, showers and relaxation areas. Fully equipped with a professional sound and light system, it can be transformed into a performance space through the use of tiers on which 110 seats for the public can be installed.

Depending on the occasion, the multi-facetted spacious entrance hall can be used as a meeting room, a refectory or even as a cosy bar. The wide-ranging themes for Thor’s productions afford the opportunity to regularly change the decor, by appealing  to visual artists for new propositions. Thus, since October 2020, visitors have been able to admire the “Climax” fresco, inspired by Toumaï and created by the Belgian painter Charlotte Beaudry.






From autumn 2022 on, we will be offering residency opportunities in various formats in order to support compelling artistic submissions. The residencies will target theatre and dance companies, as well as professional artists based in Europe.

Invitation for submissions

The choreographer Thierry Smits administers the Thor Studio, which is devoted to dance and performance art. Whenever his company is not in production or rehearsal, he offers the studio space as a residency space to professionals in the performing arts. Its location right in the centre of Europe makes it an exceptional venue to embark upon a creative venture. The objective is to make available this 340 m2 surface area, including a rehearsal space equipped with a complete sound and light system that can also be converted into a performance stage. Sucessful applicants will also benefit from a cloakroom, showers and a communal space with kitchen facilities in this true living space.

For the 2022-2023 season, the Thor Studio is launching an invitation for residencies in the framework of developing initiatives for the performing arts in general: music, theatre, dance, audio-visual or multidisciplinary performances. The official invitation for submissions, which will be published during the last quarter of 2021, will strive to showcase and promote the artistic project leaders’ vision and enthusiasm.

So, please stay tuned.

For further information or enquiries you may have regarding residencies, please contact us at:




Le Studio Thor met à disposition son lieu avec l’ensemble de l’infrastructure qu’il contient pour différentes activités, pratiques, représentations artistiques liées ou non à la danse.


Studio Thor offers its space for a broad spectrum of activities, practices, artistic performances which might or might not be related to dance.

For any enquires you may have, please contact:



Hall of Fame

Alksandar Georgiev, Anastasia Guevel, Anita de Laforêt, Anita Wach, Anna Jalving and Karl, Antoine Pickels, Arkadi Zaides, Ayelen Parolin, Cassiel Gaube, Collectif HOEK, Douglas Becker, Emeric Rabot, Erika Zueneli, Eve Bonneau, Fatou Traore, Felicette Chazerand, Guillaume Le boisselier, Ilyas Mettioui, Isabelle Bats, Ivan Fatjo, Jose Brespovany, Julie Bougard, Leslie Mannès, Malika Fankha, Mathias Varenne, Michèle Noiret, Nicolas Galeazzi,Olga de Soto, Pâle Mâle, Pieter Ampe, Pietro Marullo, Playfight, Salvatore Calcagno, Salzbourg Experimental Academy of Dance, Sélène, Taneli Törmä, Tomas Danielis, Vincenco Carta, Xana Novais, Zoé Janssens