Nuits de Fourvière

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Coordinates: 45°45′33.79″N 4°49′12.6″E / 45.7593861°N 4.820167°E / 45.7593861; 4.820167

Les Nuits de Fourvière
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The large theater during the festival
Genre
Dates June, July, August
Location(s) The Théâtre antique de Lyon and Odéon de Lyon theaters in Fourvière, Lyon, France
Years active 1946–present
Capacity 5600
Website www.nuitsdefourviere.com/en

The Nuits de Fourvière (Nights of Fourvière) is a festival with theater, circus, music, dance, and film presentations.[1] The festival has taken place every summer since 1946 in the Théâtre antique de Fourvière, and in the Odéon de Lyon (since 1952) in the 5th arrondissement near the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière.[2][3]

The festival was first managed by the Charbonnières-les-Bains casino, then by the Rhône department starting in the early 1990s. Since 1 January 2005 it has been managed by Grand Lyon.[3]

Spectators throwing seat cushions toward the stage after a performance by The Pixies in 2016

It is tradition for spectators to throw their seat cushions toward the stage at the end of the performance to show their appreciation.[2]

Venues[edit]

Attendance[edit]

  • 2004: 78,684
  • 2005: 87,311
  • 2006: 97,583
  • 2007: 107,944
  • 2008: 105,904
  • 2009: 117,788
  • 2010: 121,221
  • 2011: 133,408
  • 2012: 134,727
  • 2013: 157,684
  • 2014: 142,000
  • 2015: 191,000
  • 2016: 136,000[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J.W. (10 June 2015). "Les Nuits de Fourvière – Well met by moonlight". The Economist. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Le Festival". Les Nuits de Fourvière. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Rérolle, Raphaëlle (29 May 2015). "Les Nuits de Fourvière fêtent leur soixante-dixième édition". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Boche, Justin (1 August 2016). "Nuits de Fourvière - Lyon : forte baisse de la fréquentation en 2016". Lyon Capitale (in French). Retrieved 29 March 2017. 

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