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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Le Grand Cirque sur Glace - CANCELED

Quartier Confluence - Quai Perrache

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...

Lucinda Childs / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Maguy Marin - CANCELLED

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 - CANCELLED

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 - CANCELLED

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...

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...

Shirine

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...

Behind the scenes at the Opera - Open day

The Lyon Opera House

It’s open day at Lyon Opera House!

Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin - Chaplin

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

THE star of silent cinema will return to “tramp” around on stage, flanked by 30 dancers from the Ballet of the Opéra National du Rhin, from 13 to 17...

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...

Fête de la Musique

Lieux divers

A neighbourhood festival animated by the enthusiasm of residents and amateur or professional musicians.

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…

Lyon Fireworks on July 14th

Quais de Saône - Colline de Fourvière

This ball is staged on the left bank of the Saône, between the bridges Maréchal Juin and Bonaparte from 9 pm. Fireworks on Fourvière Hill at 10,30...

The Fourvière Nights 2020

Roman Theatres of Lyon

Nuits de Fourvière is back for an anniversary edition! 

Fêtons l'été - Tout l'Monde Dehors Festival

Lieux divers

More than 300 free, outdoor art events all summer. This festival starts with the Fête de la Musique (annual national music festival on 21st June.)

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.

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...

Irish Celtic

L'Amphithéâtre

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

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