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...

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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,...

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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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The Lyon Opera House

An intimate staging by the filmmaker Christophe Honoré at the service of one of Puccini’s most popular operas. A history of jealousy and political...

Schnittke Parade - Le piano ambulant

The Lyon Opera House

With Alfred Schnittke’s fascinating music and its usual dose of craziness, the Piano Ambulant company explores everyday community life, within a space...

Nacho Duato / Mats Ek / Johan Inger

Le Radiant - Bellevue

Remansos / Solo for Two / I New Then One evening, three choreographers all coming from the emblematic Cullberg ballet: Mats Ek, Nacho Duato and Johan...

Alexandre Roccoli - HADRA Yassine Youness

Les Subsistances

The body inhabited, possessed. Hadra Yassine Youness, the new piece by Alexandre Roccoli, wakes the body and plunges us into a dance of possession...

Marco da Silva Ferreira - Bison

Les Subsistances

Marco da Silva Ferreira asks the sensitive question of gender through a striking choreography on the border of contemporary dance and hip-hop.

Cecilia Bengolea - Oneness. Party Animal

Les Subsistances

Swaying rhythms, lewd and vindictive flow: welcome to the feverish world of the Dancehall!

Natacha Paquignon - Space Dances

Les Subsistances

Don’t trust appearances! The place looks empty but, across the screen, dancers dart out from Les Subs’ structures!

I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky

Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse

A work between social drama and passion that is at the crossroads of opera and rock musical comedy, inspired by the great concept albums of pop of the...

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...

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...


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...

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...

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...

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,...

Pierre Pontvianne / Lukas Timulak / Yuval Pick

Le Toboggan

Three choreographers, three universes showing the vitality of young creation, the diversity of its languages and of its possibilities, during an...


The Lyon Opera House

The composer Thierry Escaich’s second opera. An original work, with a libretto by the winner of the Prix Goncourt 2008 Atiq Rahimi: Shirine comes over...

Concert Opera Circé

The Lyon Opera House

A witch transforms visitors into pigs until one traveller outsmarts her ; Circe and Ulysses are meeting at the Opera.

The Marriage of Figaro

The Lyon Opera House

With a sense of theatre, and an unequalled musical and vocal invention, this is doubtlessly the most “perfect” opera by the genius of Salzburg, which...

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