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If there is one opera house that bears witness to the theatrical past of its town, then it is the Opéra Nouvel. This opera house was built between 1756 and 1832 to cater to the growing popularity of opera in Lyon at the end of the 18th Century. Following a competition set up by the Council of Lyons, the Opera House was renovated by the architect Jean Nouvel who retained its original structure and the four outer facades whilst giving it a modern facelift. It now accommodates a corps de ballet, an orchestra as well as many rehearsal rooms, storage areas for costumes and props. Apart from opera performances, audiences will definitely enjoy the impressive line-up pf dance shows, cultural events and concerts featured every year.
Named after the famed playwright and artist, Moliere, Salle Molière is your destination for theatrical fun and entertainment. This theater and event hall hosts plays and events by some well known theatrical celebrities and artists worth reckoning. The hall is also used to stage concerts and other events. Tickets to a venue at the Salle Molière promises some guarantee some memorable times.
Located close to the Fourvière Hill of Lyon is the Roman Theaters of Fourviere; a theater that is believed to have existed at this location since the 17th Century. Albeit an ancient sight, Roman Theaters of Fourviere is still used for many concerts and the science behind its seating arrangement and acoustics always makes visitors fall in awe of this beauty. Even when there aren't events lined up, when in Lyon, a visit to this place comes highly recommended. One can stroll up and down the complex while soaking in the serene atmosphere that surrounds these ruins.
The Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse is a big-budget venue produces costly local and regional productions. The plays are somewhat refined, and the program consists largely of classics (such as Scapino, by Molière) and local works. It is was formerly the home of the famous "Maison de la Danse". The interesting feature of this playhouse is that it is not only restricted to conventional and traditional plays but also showcases musical comedy, performative theater, opera, concerts and more.