Tucked away at the back of a bistro, the Bijou is somewhere between a café-theater and a concert-café, putting on various shows including one-man turns and a capella singing. If you enjoy the latter, there's a monthly session with Toulouse society the Joueurs de Voix, during which you can join the artists and sing along on stage. You can witness a lot of talented and upcoming musicians in the local music scene performing here. The interiors are modest and homey and the menu includes interesting options like Tuna Steak in the crust of cereals and Burger Bijou XXL.
On the banks of the River Garonne, this concert venue and discotheque is well known not just in France but internationally, too and is reputed to be one of the most bustling concert venues in the country. It hosts more than 150 events per year and the excellent program varies from novice French groups to world-class rock stars such as Steve Vai. Theme evenings alternate with concerts and they also house an in-house restaurant that is open only during summer.
The best international conductors and artists are renowned to perform at Théâtre du Capitole, a spacious opera house. Located in the heart of the Toulouse, Théâtre du Capitole's eclectic and exciting programme schedule includes opera and operetta, international singing competitions, orchestras, recitals, and ballet. The famous Capitole Orchestra, conducted by Michel Plasson, plays to a full house. The state-of-the=art technology, excellent sound system, and the grand and elegant interiors ensure that you enjoy every event to the core.
Located outside the center of Toulouse, this arts complex offers an extremely varied range of entertainment. More than 40 eclectic shows and a hundred performances spanning different genres are hosted here every year and this well-equipped event space ensures smooth functioning of every event. Regional dance companies are invited to show their work at festivals like Toulouse Bahia Danse in the spring. Altigone also organizes original shows such as the Danse-Escalade during which dancers move on a vertical wall! There's a circus with young artists from the Lido, and poetry recitals by the Bulles de Savon. Fine art exhibitions are also a regular feature here.
El Cubano is your one-way ticket to Havana. Between their explosive cocktails and artisan, spicy style of cooking, you will almost forget that you are in the pink city! When dinning in this "caliente" enriched atmosphere get ready for nonstop entertainment with salsa, karaoke, dancing and more!
The Théâtre du Grand Rond oversees the programming for several sub-venues and seasonal festivals each year. The focus is theatrical productions, often based on contes, or folktales. The productions evidence an interest in multicultural traditions. The venue also provides space for exhibits of artwork by young and local artists or artistic groups, and theater workshops for adults and children are offered. See website for details on upcoming shows and ticket prices.
Salle Capitulaire Des Jacobins is a chapter house inside the Couvent des Jacobins, a Roman Catholic church built in the 12th-century where the priests and the members of the cathedrals used to host various events and meetings. This chapter house wasn't constructed until the 14th-century. The Gothic style of architecture used for building Salle Capitulaire Des Jacobins is captivating, stunning and timeless. Various musical and theatrical tours of this room are hosted on a regular basis which is a must attend if you want to learn about the history of the place.
Driven by their love for theater and poetry, René Gouzenne and some of her friends created a space that was entirely dedicated to art and culture. Cave Poésie holds French song recitals, poetry readings and meaningful plays that strike a chord with the audience. Artists come to share their philosophies on life, death, and love, and comedians improvise sketches based on themes suggested by the audience. A unique concept is that during each full moon night, aspiring poets are given a chance to read out their poems. The basement area also holds concerts frequently and the event venue also houses an small bar for a drink pre or post the show. Due to the intimate atmosphere and the communal feeling, you also get an opportunity to personally interact with the performing artist. Head here to meet like-minded individuals and spend time celebrating art and revelling in it. This event venue is truly an artist's retreat.
Le Saint Des Seins is the home of rock music in Toulouse. Music lovers can revel at this excellent bar, amidst soaring beats of pop, hard rock, metal, psychedelic and so on. The club's flawless acoustics, a 70s decor characterized by pop art, and a fine dance area are perfect add-ons to its music. Open jam sessions on Tuesday nights, concerts and DJ events are major draws at Le Saint Des Seins. It is a brilliant addition to Toulouse's rock circuit.
Le Citron Bleu, a comedy club, is a great place to unwind, but be careful: your sides might ache from laughter. The venue often features stand-ups, improv comedy and humorous spectacles by established and upcoming comedians. The place is exactly what you would expect from a popular comedy club—very dim lights and not a bad seat in the house. The dome-like event venue with brick walls has a rustic charm and creates an intimate atmosphere for its audience. Of course, it wouldn't be a comedy club without a bar, which carries beer, wine, and mixed drinks. You can also try their baskets-aperitif to go with the drinks.