AN URBAN, CONTEMPORARY EVENT
de la Cité Lausanne is characterised by three fundamental values:
- Artistic ambition: initiating original
creations and projects and hosting innovative or exclusive shows and
invitation to discover, to participate, to explore new horizons
- An event that is cultural, convivial, celebratory – and inclusive
de la Cité Lausanne offers artistic diversity that is unique and free: theatre;
dance and performance; classical music, jazz and contemporary sounds; shows for
young audiences; circus; literature; visual arts (all genres); architecture...
de la Cité is a contemporary, urban event in dialogue with the city, its
residents and its visitors.
de la Cité promotes art in Lausanne, situational artistic
agendas and, more generally, interaction between art, public realm and society.
The Festival seeks to place the vibrancy of contemporary performing arts at the
very core of the city's heritage.
away from the social, spatial and aesthetic limits imposed by specific contexts or financial
parameters, it fosters encounters between large numbers of people, art and
the Festival out is its ambitious programming and convivial, offbeat
de la Cité Lausanne invites its audiences to discover programming that is at
the same time accessible and popular, yet also edgy and disconcerting – with an
emphasis on quality and originality.
de la Cité offers key events – innovative projects that put
the spotlight on each edition: creations, encounters between artists,
interdisciplinary projects, surprises, performances. The Festival prioritises
situational projects and those that interact with the public realm, be it urban,
natural or societal.
de la Cité challenges itself to initiate new projects each and
every year, to realise new perspectives, to surprise, to do better and
do different. Projects for which collaboration with Festival partners is
pot of wildly diverse forms of expressions, the programming of the Festival de
la Cité Lausanne is undeniably broad in scope!
together emerging talent et proven values in the form of local and
international artists, all of whom are professional.
FACTS & FIGURES
- 6 days of Festival
- 80-plus different shows
- 100,000-plus spectators
- 440-plus professional artists
- 14 stages featuring simultaneous programming
- 4 decades of out-of-the-ordinary artistic visions
- 4 permanent members of staff
- 10 fixed-term staffers
- 350 temporary staffers for the actual Festivals, most of whom arepaid
- 100% of shows and concerts offered to audiences
No charge is made for the offerings.
We ask that
everyone respect the artists and other festivalgoers by keeping nuisances and
movement down to a minimum during shows.
accept the fact that you may be unable to gain access to some of them due to
the fact that admission is free.
RESPECT FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND ITS
The Festival de la Cité Lausanne is privileged
to be able to organise six nights of cultural entertainment in the centre of
Lausanne. Festivalgoers are encouraged to take good care of the urban
environment, parts of which are rich in heritage value. By respecting the
surroundings, you help us keep the Festival where it belongs – in the centre of
for keeping nuisances to a minimum and for respecting the neighbourhood by
keeping noise down at the end of the evening and avoiding damage to buildings
The Festival de la Cité Lausanne is committed to
observing the health and safety regulations governing sound levels and hearing
protection. The competent authorities conduct regular checks.
with sensitive hearing and young people are nevertheless advised that some
shows, especially those involving amplification, can be loud: consider using hearing