Spa Royal Festival presents

Spa: an amazing performing arts festival, a unique city, a stunning area.

EXTRA is an initiative by the Royal Festival, with the support of VISITWallonia and VISITSpa, aimed at introducing you to the town of Spa, its surroundings, and its vibrant performing arts scene. The festival’s program will highlight some exceptional artists from Wallonia, offering a unique cultural experience.

During its 65th edition, running from August 2nd to August 18th, 2024, the Spa Royal Festival presents a special program highlighting Walloon talent, labeled “EXTRA”.

This diverse program features shows of various styles, ranging from sensational to intimate, including visual performances without words, as well as French-language performances with Dutch and/or English surtitles. Events will be held in emblematic locations within the UNESCO-recognized thermal heritage site.

Seize the opportunity to spend several days in the picturesque town of Spa, where you can explore its rich history, natural springs, enchanting landscapes, scenic trails, local cuisine, accommodations, and tourist attractions. 

Additionally, immerse yourself in the artistic program curated by the Royal Festival, featuring a selection of theatre, circus, magic, musical performances, puppet shows, and traveling productions. These events will take place under big tops, in the countryside, in unconventional venues, and in magnificent listed buildings.

In the following pages, you’ll find the complete EXTRA partner network, offering activities and adventures, nature and heritage experiences, spa treatments and wellness services, accommodations and gastronomic delights. 

We encourage you to tailor your own itinerary according to your preferences and interests.

Shows

  • 04/08
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Tof Théâtre
  • 06/08
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Double Take - Cinematic Circus
  • 06/08
  • 07/08
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Colette Collerette
  • 06/08
  • 10/08
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Théâtre d’un Jour

Tim

  • 07/08
  • 08/08
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  • 08/08
Laurent Piron
  • 09/08
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OKIDOK
  • 11/08
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Johan Dupont
  • 16/08
  • 16/08
Cie du Scopitone
  • 16/08
  • 16/08
Jeanne Dandoy
  • 18/08
  • 18/08
Orchestre de chambre de Liège

Partners

VISITSpa

Nestled in the heart of the Fagnes, at the gateway to the Ardennes, lies the historic town of Spa, which has given its name to all the spas in the world.

Dating back to Roman times, Spa has been a destination for visitors seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. In the 18th century, it gained prominence as a favored retreat for royalty, with notable figures such as Tsar Peter I and Queen Marie-Henriette seeking refuge here.

Since July 2021, Spa has been honored with UNESCO World Heritage status, alongside other esteemed European spa towns like Bath, Vichy, and Montecatini Terme. Beyond its renowned thermal baths, Spa boasts a well-preserved natural environment, offering opportunities for outdoor activities, along with a vibrant culinary scene, eclectic shopping experiences, and world-famous attractions such as the Francorchamps circuit and renowned festivals. It is a lively and dynamic destination year-round.

Much like other prominent spa towns, Spa features parks, theaters, concert halls, and function rooms catering to spa-goers. The town is adorned with numerous natural springs, including the iconic Pouhon Pierre le Grand, the primary source of Spa water, which serves as a remarkable heritage site and houses the Tourist Office.

Against this remarkable backdrop of natural beauty and cultural heritage, our event unfolds, promising an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

Explore the city with your family with Escapale

The region's Tourist Offices

Situated between Greater Liège and the German border, the area formerly known as Ardenne Bleue has been a beloved tourist destination for many years, offering a range of accommodations from campsites to charming and luxurious hotels.

Five Tourist Offices are at your service in East Belgium:

VISITWallonia

Before, during, and even after your visit to Wallonia, you can rely on the expertise of Wallonia’s network of tourist organizations. Comprising passionate professionals who are well-versed in showcasing the beauty of our region, they are dedicated to ensuring you have a memorable experience.

Whether you need personalized advice, wish to book accommodation, activities, or guided tours, or are interested in discovering souvenirs or the diverse products of Wallonia’s terroir, our extensive network is here to assist you.

With 4 provincial tourist federations, 26 tourist offices, and over 200 tourist information centers spread throughout southern Belgium, you’ll find ample support throughout your stay.

Enjoy a special welcome or receive a discount of up to 15% with the code « SPAROYAL2024 » for bookings made between 2 and 18 August 2024.

Where to eat?

L’ALCHIMIE

Tapas • Homemade croquettes • Tartes flambées • Fresh, seasonal products

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L’Alchimie presents a brand-new menu brimming with fresh, quality local ingredients expertly crafted by our chef, Jean-Michel. Embark on a culinary journey and indulge your palate with our innovative and tantalizing dishes. Join us at our restaurant for a moment of timeless indulgence, and savor the brilliance of our cuisine.

L'Art de Vivre

Gastronomic restaurant

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Nestled within an old building adorned with inviting warm tones, or on its terrace overlooking a quaint square, L’Art de Vivre eagerly welcomes you for an exquisite dining experience. Choose from our à la carte options or indulge in our seasonal menu, complemented by a curated selection of fine wines. As a small-scale establishment, we take pride in offering personalized attention to ensure your visit is truly unforgettable.

BARISART

Neo-brasserie, local products

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Situated on the outskirts of the Spa woods, adjacent to the spring that shares its name, Le Barisart beckons with its vibrant, gourmet cuisine. Our mission is to unite all palates around a single table, offering a delightful culinary experience.

On the ground floor, guests are greeted by a luminous space adorned with a ceiling adorned with verdant plants, a welcoming fireplace, and expansive windows, accommodating up to 35 diners.

Ascending to the first floor, a cozy mezzanine awaits, providing seating for up to 45 individuals for co-working sessions, training events, family gatherings, or business luncheons.

Venturing outdoors, guests will discover a spacious 200m² terrace enveloped by verdant trees, offering the perfect setting for leisurely strolls or tranquil breaks amidst meetings.

GIO CAFÉ

Breakfast, lunch and snacks, on the spot or to take away

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Seeking a hip, stylish, and inviting locale to unwind? Look no further than Gio Café! Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast, dinner, a light snack, or simply a great cup of coffee, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re flying solo or with friends, whether you’re here to relax or get some work done, whether you’re craving something healthy or indulgent, Gio Café is sure to become your go-to destination.

LE GRILL DU CASINO

Brasserie • Grilled meat specialities

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At The Grill du Casino, we pride ourselves on our expertise in grilling meat on lava rock, delivering a unique culinary experience. Open until midnight, our restaurant offers late-night cuisine for those seeking a satisfying meal at any hour. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover this exceptional establishment and indulge in its magnificent terrace during the summer months.

LE PALMARES

Brasserie • Italian cuisine