Rental Pilar

Your Event at PILAR

PILAR is an open artistic laboratory in Brussels on the VUB Main Campus in Etterbeek. You can rent our location for your own activity or event. On this page you can read everything you need to know as a tenant.

Who Can Rent our Space?

Anyone can rent PILAR's spaces. A distinction is made between:

1.      Internal tenants (VUB)
2.     Partners of Pilar or VUB
3.     External tenants

Guide for Internal Tenants (in Dutch)
Guide for External Tenants (in Dutch)
House Rules

What Space is Available for Rental?

The PILAR BOX is our multi-purpose black box and is located on the ground floor of the Pilar Building. The BOX has a capacity of 300 people (standing) or 90 people seated (extendable stand).  

The PILAR BOX is suitable for events such as concerts, theater, parties, lectures, debates, screenings, etc. 

The space features: 
  • a stage with dimensions of 7m wide and 5m deep
  •  +-100 lockers for checkroom;
  • Gender-neutral toilets, consisting of 4 urinals and 6 stalls, including 1 accessible for persons with disabilities.;
  • a backstage area;
  • a loading and unloading area;
  • a kitchenette;
  • 2 lounges with shower, seat, table, chairs, lockers + 2 fridges 
    a bar (see 'what about drinks?'). 
You can consult the complete technical rider (sound, light, image) via the button below.

PILAR pictures
Technical Rider PILAR

Can We Hire Some Help?

The following audiovisual technicians are affiliated with Pilar
and can be hired by the tenant as freelancers:

- Lennert Cools (Nobilis)
Sound / Light / Video
+32 478 03 56 28

- Simon Van Steenis
Sound / Light
+32 483 12 67 97

- Jan Van Den Branden
Sound / Audio-visual equipment rental
+32 486 50 95 81

- Sebastiaan Willem
Sound / Light
+32 486 41 53 53

When Can We Rent the Place?

Rental is possible on weekdays and weekends, provided there is no conflict with PILAR's own events.

- Rental is not possible on holidays.
- Rental is not possible between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
- To avoid disturbance, one late-night event (after 10 PM) is allowed for rental per week
   on Friday or Saturday night, except during the exam periods.

If you wish to rent on a regular basis, we can look into a reduced rate. Please send your request to, and we will explore how we can assist you.


Accessibility to PILAR is easily achievable for visitors using public transportation. The Etterbeek train station, metro stops Pétillon and Hankar, tram stops VUB and Arsenaal, as well as bus stops Arsenaal and Elsene Etterbeek Station, are within walking distance of PILAR.

Pilar Brussels
Triomflaan, VUB entrance 6
1050 Elsene
(Google Maps: 'Pilar Brussels')
If you wish to rent the PILAR BOX for your event and make an effective request, please complete the application form and return it to: Specify the period during which you wish to rent, and a PILAR staff member will propose the available rental dates to you.

The Application Form
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