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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Bluebeard's Castle

The Lyon Opera House

Bartók adapted the famous Perrault story into Hungarian for his one and only opera. A piece of infinite musicality which rewrites operatic convention...

Ariane et Barbe-Bleue

The Lyon Opera House

Modern and flying the flag for liberty, Ariane et Barbe-Bleue by Paul Dukas turns Perrault's story into a true hymn to women’s liberation and...

Melisande

Textile Museum

Inside Lyon’s Textile Arts Museum (Musée des Tissus), a partner in this production, director Richard Brunel gives us his vision of Maeterlinck’s...

Les Enfants du Levant

Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse

A poignant opera for young audiences, performed by the children's chorus of the Opéra de Lyon.

Ioannis Mandafounis - Russell Maliphant

The Lyon Opera House

This double programme of work by Ioannis Mandafounis and Russell Maliphant combines a new piece with one that is now entering the repertoire, a new...

The Moon

Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre (ENSATT)

With its combination of beautiful voices and magical images, this new version of the Grimms' fairytale is a real gem!

L'Enfant et les Sortilèges

Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse

Based on a libretto by Colette, this is a lyrical fantasy composed by Ravel, with a score that mixes jazz, polka, the waltz and even a cheese grater!

Le Coq d'or

The Lyon Opera House

Rimsky-Korsakov’s last opera, this masterpiece was censored by Russia’s Imperial family. A satirical take on power and warlike ambition, it opened...

Défilé de la Biennale de la Danse

Rue de la République, de la Place des Terreaux jusqu'à la Place Bellecour

The Biennale de la Danse parade is the major event starting 15 days of dance performances.

Peeping Tom

The Lyon Opera House

Conceived for the Opéra de Lyon ballet in 2018, this version of 32 rue Vandenbranden marks a return to the stage for the cult piece by Brussels...

The Dance Biennial

Lieux divers

On even-numbered years in September and October, this international event takes over Lyon’s halls and squares for 3 weeks of dancing, with enough...

What's up Lyon ?

Le Complexe

What’s up Lyon ? This is the new new English speaking humour event in Lyon ! Stand up, comedy, sketch and improvisation…

Fêtons l'été - Tout l’monde dehors

Lieux divers

Every summer, "Fêtons l'été - Tout l'monde dehors" offers, in the 9 districts of Lyon, a multitude of free artistic events in the public space.

Lyon née de la lumière - Le temps des bâtisseurs - Reporté

Saint John's Cathedral

From 22 October to 11 November 2021, See a 360-degree immersive sound and light show in the heart of Saint-Jean Cathedral!

Irish Celtic

L'Amphithéâtre

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

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