You blew us away with your countless emotional messages after yesterday’s horrific events. We cannot stress enough how deeply we appreciate your support during these traumatic days, and we share not only your hopes for the future, but also a staunch resolve to overcome this.

On Monday afternoon January 18, a fire broke out on the roof of the Centre for Fine Arts. Luckily, we are closed to the public on Mondays, and the BOZAR staff who were present were evacuated safely.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the many firefighters who braved the danger to curtail the blaze. Our thanks also to the staff whose quick reactions and exceptional sang froid ensured a swift evacuation of the building.

At present the exact cause of the fire is being investigated and experts are listing the damage to the building. There is no doubt that the damage will be extensive. Work is under way to secure the roof against further water damage and rain infiltration. For the moment it is too early to speculate about the precise damage to our exhibition spaces and concert hall.

Together with you, our fearless partners, amazing artists and dedicated team we hope to come back bold and strong as soon as possible. In the meantime, watch our website and social media for more news and updates.

You and your support mean everything to us.


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