The Bridge is conceived as an inclusive, sustainable and locally-integrated theatre, connecting multilingual Brussels to English-language talent. It uses the power of theatre to promote social cohesion and progressive values. The Bridge produces and receives thought-provoking and relevant plays that respond interculturally to the diverse Brussels populace.
The Bridge is more than just a venue and a producing house. We interact with the local community through learning and participation activities, linking workshops in schools and in the community with productions to introduce children and adults to English-language theatre and the performing arts.
Once we find a permanent home, The Bridge Theatre will be complemented by a Cafe and Bar. Members of the public will be welcome to come in and enjoy the public bookcase or temporary art collection. The Bar will transform into a casual live music venue during the evening for local up-coming musicians. The Bridge Theatre strives to be carbon-neutral and plastic conscious.
The Bridge will contribute to progressive social change, including greater equality (SDGs 5 & 10), greater sustainability (SDGs 11 & 12) and greater happiness (SDG 3).
The Bridge Productions ASBL is a not-for-profit established in February 2021. The organisation is currently run and managed by volunteers, with the assistance of expert advisors. Our creative teams are paid on a project basis.
Edward is the founding visionary for this project. He is a trained actor and singer and worked in UK theatre between 2009 and 2013, performing in UK tours, regional theatres and on cruise ships. Whilst in London, he produced and directed productions Crazy For You at the Bloomsbury Theatre and Spring Awakening at the Garage Theatre. He has maintained close links with UK creatives in the theatre industry. In addition to his professional experiences in theatre, Edward has prior experience as a business owner; for five years, he ran McMillan Music, a boutique tuition agency for music lessons based in London.
A native Brit, Edward has also lived in Germany and Russia. Edward moved to Brussels five years ago to work with the European Commission. He left Brussels in 2017 to work as a diplomat in Jerusalem. The idea for The Bridge came to him while on this posting and he was excited to return to Brussels in September 2020 to put his ideas into action.
On top of his literature-focused BA in German and Russian, Edward has an MA in Musical Theatre and an MSc in International Relations. He is currently pursuing an EMBA from Quantic School of Business.
photo credit: Kerrana McAvoy
Éva is a theatre and arts enthusiast with a creative personality and practical mindset.
Raised and educated in Hungary, she has lived in Belgium since 2007. Following a secondment at the European Commission, she has spent almost a decade in Big4 strategy consulting, leading advisory work for the EU institutions regarding their policy actions, communication strategies and campaigns.
Éva was drawn to volunteer her professional skills for The Bridge in order to contribute to her values of social responsibility and engagement, diversity and gender equality.
She has an LLM from the University of Pécs and completed Erasmus studies in Tilburg, the Netherlands, as well as post-graduate studies on international politics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
In order to help bring English-language professional theatre to Brussels, she plays to her strengths of connecting ideas and people across different disciplines, innovation, business development, and networking.
Building a theatre is more than a two person job. Behind the scenes we have a growing list of volunteers helping us to create The Bridge. Sounds like fun? Get in touch!