WHERE: Lyon, France
WHEN: from 02 June to 30 July 2022
Theater, music, dance, opera, circus.
Every summer, during the months of June and July, one of the most important festivals in the region awaits you in the splendid historical setting of the Roman Theater of Lyon: the Nights of Fourviere (Nuits of Fourviere).
A project that since 1946 has promoted art in all its forms, making numerous disciplines coexist, from theater to classical and modern dance.
Over 100 daring and original shows, in a truly unique and evocative setting like few others, on the splendid Fourviere hills.
An event that also represents the dream of bringing this extraordinary archaeological site back to life, reviving it through the presentation of shows.
Two places of great impact in the heart of Lyon: the Grand Théâtre, with its 4,400 seats, and the adjacent Odéon, with its 1,200 seats.
And, don’t forget to throw the cushions you are sitting on on stage: it is an established tradition that anyone does it at the end of the evening as a sign of appreciation.
The nights of Fourviere are a special occasion to discover a fascinating and evocative city like Lyon and, above all, the Fourviere hill from which you can enjoy a truly incomparable view.
Photo ©, Jean-Christophe BENOIST
Fourviere nights take place in the archaeological site on the Fourviere hill. From the center of Lyon, the F1 funicular departs, connecting Vieux Lyon with Saint Just every day. Get off at the Minimes-Théâtres Romains stop located right next to the archaeological site.
Alternatively, you can use the Fourvière funicular which takes you up the hill in just two minutes, near the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica. In less than 10 minutes on foot you will arrive at your destination.
Over the course of the various editions, Les Nuits de Fourvière has been followed by large productions and co-productions in collaboration with international institutions and festivals. The Barbican Center and Sadler’s Wells in London. The Théâtre de la Ville in Paris. The Lincoln Center Festival in New York. The El Grec Festival in Barcelona. The Théâtre de la Place in Liège.
At the festival do not miss the editions dedicated to major foreign shows such as the Flamenco Night dedicated to Spain or the Tango Night for Argentina.
It officially starts on 02 June 2022 with the theatrical performance Le Tartuffe ou l’Hypocrite by Ivo Van Hove with the Comédie-Française. The right occasion to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Molière’s birth. Reruns on 3 and 4 June at the Grand Theater.
On the nuitsdefourviere official website you can buy tickets for individual shows.
Following the cancellation, due to covid, of some events of the past edition, it is possible to request a refund on the official website.
*kanoa reminds you that all information contained is for informational purposes only. Before leaving, it is necessary to inform yourself about the rules on COVID-19 and the mandatory nature of the vaccine in France.
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