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Archipel Post Modern - dance

The Maison de la Danse is bringing us a rich and varied season, mixing together creation, urban dance, circus arts and more with works from the...

By Isabelle

Isabelle Fournet

In English at the theatre

As the stronghold of the French café-théâtre scene, Lyon is now crossing the Channel to give you an English version of the city's famous evening...

By Eléonore

Eléonore Delenne

A weekend in Lyon with the kids

With its highly varied cultural offer, appropriately designed facilities, workshops, tours aimed at children and numerous green open spaces, Lyon is...

End-of-year 2018 live entertainment

December is here and with it comes a wonderful range of live entertainment—here’s my pick! This year, the Christmas concerts take pride of place, for...

By Isabelle

Isabelle Fournet

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What's up Lyon ?

Le Complexe

What’s up Lyon ? is the new English speaking humour event in Lyon !

Rodelinda / Georg Friedrich Haendel

The Lyon Opera House

A love triangle from beyond the grave.

Bells and Spells

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

There is plenty of humour and a spark of absurdity in Victoria Thierrée Chaplin’s world. For the new show, Aurélia Thierrée gets inside the skin of a...

Love

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

Without saying a word, the artists from the Marie de Jongh company speak to us of love and the passage of time. A venture into a poetic theatre of...

Arctic

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

From the house of the dead - Leoš Janáček

The Lyon Opera House

Adapted from Dostoyevsky’s The House of the Dead (1862), Leoš Janáček’s last opera also stands as the highest point in his operatic art.

White Sun

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

How can we talk about the environment, about nature, without falling prey to a form of paralysing defeatism? Julie Berès has created a theatrical tale...

Trisha Brown / Newark, Foray Forêt, Set and Reset / Reset

The Maison de la Danse

January will see an evening entirely devoted to the great lady of American post-modern dance, Trisha Brown.

Book of My Mother

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

For thirty years, Patrick Timsit has wanted to make his own version of Book of My Mother, Albert Cohen’s autobiographical tale. He is now making this...

Romeo and Juliet - Boris Blacher

Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse

Not changing a word of Shakespeare’s text seems to have been Boris Blacher’s guiding light for his Romeo and Juliet, while keeping a few essential...

The Collection

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

One woman, three men: numerous possibilities. Ludovic Lagarde explores the enigmatic world of the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature winner.

Festival Têtes de Bois

Espace Tonkin

The Espace Tonkin starts the year with the puppets "Les Têtes de bois", intended for the young public and their families with a program of workshops...

Thyestes

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

The last time we saw him was three years ago, in an explosive Richard III. Thomas Jolly continues his exploration of the monstrous with Seneca’s...

Iphigénie

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

Created for the Avignon Festival in 2018, this contemporary vision of Racine’s tragedy draws on the very source of myth to shine a light into the...

The Enchantress - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Lyon Opera House

Festival - Lifes and Destinies Portrait of an untamed artist.

A Dido et Æneas- Henry Purcell / Kalle Kalima

The Lyon Opera House

Festival Lifes and Destinies. As an ancient queen, disappointed in love, Dido is the first great operatic heroine.

J’ai pris mon père sur mes épaules

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

For his newest creation, Arnaud Meunier brings Rachida Brakni and Philippe Torreton together on stage. A comic and desperate epic loosely based on...

The Return of Ulysses / Claudio Monteverdi

The Maison de la Danse

Festival Lifes and Destinies An opera in its native state As the only opera staged by the Handspring Puppet Company, Il ritorno d’Ulisse is here...

Opening Night

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

This is one of the big events of the season: an open road between theatre and cinema, starring an exceptional actor.

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