Life imitating art in Lyon

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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...

Cinderella - Maguy Marin

It is impossible to weary of this rereading of the Maguy Marin repertory piece.

Mefistofele / Arrigo Boito

Boito’s work has rarely been honoured in France. It is thus all the more passionate that the Opéra de Lyon, which likes to put on productions of...

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...

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Mefistofele / Arrigo Boito

The Lyon Opera House

Boito’s work has rarely been honoured in France. It is thus all the more passionate that the Opéra de Lyon, which likes to put on productions of...

Scapin the Schemer

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

Denis Podalydès embarks the company from the Comédie-Française in a playful adaptation Les Fourberies de Scapin.

Cinderella - Maguy Marin

The Lyon Opera House

It is impossible to weary of this rereading of the Maguy Marin repertory piece.

Nabucco / Giuseppe Verdi

Auditorium de Lyon - Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL)

In Nabucco, the general public awaits and remembers the famous chorus, Va pensiero, which stands as a second Italian national anthem, in...

Rabbit hole, Parallel dimensions

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

This was a great success for us last season. A creation rich in subtlety and feeling for which Claudia Stavisky has put together a truly brilliant...

Bestie di scena

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

For the first time at Les Célestins, celebrated Italian director Emma Dante strips our humanity bare.

L'Heure espagnole / Maurice Ravel

The Lyon Opera House

As the French composer’s first piece for the stage, L’Heure Espagnole is a farce that brings together a woman, her husband, and her three lovers.

Elvira, Elvire Jouvet 40

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

Great Italian actor Toni Servillo breathes new life into Louis Jouvet’s drama classes. A celebration of the theatre as an antidote to the brutality of...

Incertain Monsieur Tokbar

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

His world of cobbled-together poetry fascinates children and adults alike. Half-way between the theatre of objects and puppetry, Turak Theatre carries...

Scala

Les Célestins - Théâtre de Lyon

Acrobat, juggler, dancer, actor, director… Yoann Bourgeois defines himself first and foremost as an expert in art of acting. Here he gives us his most...

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...

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...