Life imitating art in Lyon

Live art with a capital "L" – like Lyon! Dance, theatre and circus... for young and old alike!

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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

Imagine "Le Cirque Autrement"

This unique and well-designed dinner-show concept blends the worlds of circus and cabaret. It is an excellent combination, with sixteen international...

By Isabelle

Isabelle Fournet

Opéra Underground

Internationally renowned for its impressive, demanding programme of music, the Lyon Opera is exploring new ground in a far less classical direction,...

By Antoine

Antoine Allegre


Again this season, the Auditorium will be giving us a novel take on both cinema and its music.

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Isabelle Fournet


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Danser et yoga pour Elles

Place Bellecour

On 8 March 2020, i.e. the International Day for Women’s Rights, Danser pour Elles is getting organised and inviting you to a giant Zumba!

All New !

The Lyon Opera House

The Minute Papillon company has put together an indulgent journey through sounds, to whet children’s musical appetite. This feast of sensations is to...


The Lyon Opera House

A work of great darkness and high intensity, Rigoletto probes the torments of the soul, as rarely before by this Italian composer. This turning point...

Rianto - Medium

Musée des Confluences

The young Javanese artist, Rianto, makes a plea for freedom, with a rare sophistication suffused with spirituality.

Concert by Ensemble Correspondances: Te Deum by Charpentier

Chapelle de la Trinité

It was for the glory of the Sun King that Charpentier composed the motet “In honorem Sancti Ludovici” and above all, the very famous “Te Deum”,...


The Lyon Opera House

In 1924, with Irrelohe, Franz Schreker, that composer maudit banned by the Nazis, delivered a venomous, sensual love tragedy, to be rediscovered...

(LA) HORDE - Marry me in Bassiani

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

(LA) HORDE returns to the stage of the Maison de la Danse with an ambitious and unexpected project.

The Moon

Théâtre du Point du Jour

The beauty of rising voices and fantasy images gives this Moon a special gleam. It guides young spectators through the darkness and makes their eyes...

Mario Luraschi

Halle Tony Garnier

Fascinating! When equestrian arts combine stunts, tradition, poetry and freedom! The nearly 2-hour, high-octane show, a mix of emotion and daring, is...

Amala Dianor - The Falling Stardust

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Between sky and earth, The Falling Stardust, Amala Dianor’s new show, lies at the heart of the infinity of space, beyond the boundaries of aesthetics.

Colin Dunne / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Session

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Following on from show-stopping collaborations with Maria Pagès in Dunas and Play with Shantala Shivalingappa, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is continuing his...

Chaos Danse

Théâtre Astrée - Université Lyon 1

For this 18th edition, Chaos Danse is returning for 6 evenings and 12 performances with companies that tenderly but deeply touch our hearts.

Sāo Paulo Dance Company

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Directed by Inês Bogéa, the São Paulo Dance Company are returning to Lyon, marrying their energetic and beautiful dance style to the visions of three...

The Night will be Red and Black. - 2020

The Lyon Opera House

From the 13th of March to the 2nd of April 2020, the Opéra de Lyon will be holding its annual festival, featuring three major works, filled with...

David Coria - El Encuentro

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

A worthy heir to his elders, David Coria is one of the new rising stars of the flamenco world. His show, El Elcuentro, is pure flamenco but with...

Irish Celtic


It's time to bring out the Celt within you!

Lucinda Childs / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Maguy Marin

The Lyon Opera House

Grande Fugue / Die Grosse Fuge / Grosse Fugue How can a single work, in this case Beethoven’s Die Grosse Fuge, inspire three great choreographers...

Eun-Me Ahn - North Korea Dance

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Returning once again to the Maison de la Danse, the enfant terrible of Korean dance, Eun-Me Ahn, is back with North Korea Dance for a joyful and...

Gretel and Hänsel

Théâtre de la Renaissance

In this captivating version of the famous operatic tale, Gretel comes up with a ruse. Performed by child singers, the two heroes overcome the witch,...

Cirque du Soleil - Kooza

Esplanade du Groupama Stadium

KOOZA signs the great return of Cirque du Soleil and its "Big Top Show" in Lyon, after 16 years of absence. In 2020, Lyon will be the only French city...

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