We are so lucky here 🗻 au Pays du Mont-Blanc to have such high quality 🎭 theatre on our doorstep !
I sometimes have to pinch myself as I’m watching acrobats flip across the stage, or listening to a well-known musician, when I realise I am a 5mins walk from home, and NOT in a big city like 🇫🇷 Lyon or 🇨🇭 Geneva !
And the added bonus ? These high-quality productions are generally a fraction of the price of what you would pay in a big city, making a theatre trip accessible for the whole family !
🗻 Au Pays du Mont-Blanc over the cultural season, you’ll be treated to :
- theatre and comedy;
- circus and acrobatic shows;
- 🐰 magic and mentalism;
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Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Les Houches, Servoz, Arentière and environs) and Vallorcine
Passy (Plateau d’Assy, Plaine-Joux, Marlioz, Chedde, Bay)
Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy
Saint-Gervais, Le Fayet, Saint Nicolas de Véroce, Bionnassay and environs
Megeve & Praz-sur-Arly and environs
Les Contamines-Montjoie and environs
Pays du Mont-Blanc
🇫🇷 Further France & 🇨🇭 Switzerland
Pays du Mont-Blanc
The 🎭 autumn culture catalogues for the Pays du Mont-Blanc and for the Chamonix Valley are available from the summer holidays or September . . .
Saison Culturelle Chamonix Mont-Blanc (Espace Michel Croz – EMC2, CHAMONIX)
The newly renovated Espace Michel Croz – EMC2 is where you’ll find a rich programme of cultural entertainment in Chamonix, and you can get an annual membership (the billeterie is at the Mairie).
The Magic Mont-Blanc festival takes place in March . . .
programme 2022 - 2023 / FB page address: Espace Michel Croz - EMC2, MJC Chamonix, Place du Mont-Blanc, 74400, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc; tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 75 17 (service billetterie);
Town halls, libraries & salles d’animations in the Chamonix Valley
Do also check the events a-happening in each commune within the Chamonix Valley – you’ll find a rich programme locally for families, in the salles d’animation and in the médiathèques / bibliothèques ! Over the school holidays, and especially over the Christmas holidays, you’ll be treated to lots of déambulations in the streets – light shows, music . . .
- Réseau Médiathèques – the libraries in the Chamonix Valley host exhibitions, storytelling and more cultural events / ⇒ see FB page & website for current information;
- Les Houches – Salle Olca & Espace Animation;
- Servoz – Salle Jean Morel;
- Vallorcine – library & OT – Pôle Culture;
Saison Culturelle Passy Mont-Blanc (FJEP, PASSY)
Passy’s Parvis des Fiz hosts a programme of cultural events : theatre, music, a Christmas market . . .
programme 2022 - 2023 / FB page FJEP address: Parviz des Fiz, 255 rue Arsène Poncet, 74190, Passy; tel: +33 (0)4 50 55 34 10 (service billetterie);
Cultur(r)al (Salle Léon Curral, SALLANCHES)
The Salle Léon Curral offers a wonderful programme each year of theatre, music, and dance events for the whole family. The venue also hosts big local events and school concerts.
Recently renovated, and with a spectacular glimpse of the Warens behind, it always feels like such a pleasure to be enjoying culture in such a beautiful setting . . . and so close to home!
With an abonnement, you’ll get reduced price tickets!
parking: there is plenty of free parking opposite the Salle Léon Curral, though for evening events this fills quickly, so head there early and have drink at the bar!
website / FB page address: Salle Léon Curral, 213 avenue Albert Gruffat, 74700, Sallanches; tel: +33 (0)4 50 91 56 46 (service billetterie);
The Médiathèque Ange Abrate in Sallanches also hosts cultural events : exhibitions, concerts, films, storytelling . . .
[ ⇒ to read more about the Médiathèque Ange Abrate in Sallanches head to MBFF article here ]
website address: Médiathèque Ange Abrate, 81 place du commissaire Chesney, 74700, Sallanches; tel: +33 (0)4 50 93 95 49;
Théâtre Montjoie à Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc
The Théâtre Montjoie hosts the annual Festival Mont Blanc d’Humour, as well as a rich cinema programme from the MJC, and music, theatre, children’s spectacles, and conferences throughout the year.
website / FB page address: Théâtre Montjoie, Passage Rochefort, 74170, Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc; tel: +33 (0)6 73 68 80 92;
Le Palais Megève
Le Palais in Megève, as well as being a large sports centre with pools, an ice-skating rink and climbing wall, also hosts theatre . . .
website / FB page address: Le Palais, 47 route du Palais des Sports, 74120, Megève; tel: +33 (0)4 50 21 15 71;
Les Petits Asticots au Pays du Mont-Blanc
Les Petits Asticots is a fabulous local initiative : an annual children’s festival au Pays du Mont-Blanc & in the Chamonix Valley, which takes place during the Toussaint school holidays. It offers families a week of inspirational theatre, music, dance, circus and workshops !
[ ⇒ for more information about this Les Petits Asticots, see separate MBFF article here ]
🇫🇷 Further France & 🇨🇭 Switzerland
🇫🇷 Théâtre des Allobroges Cluses & L’Atelier Cluses
Cluses has a rich programme of theatre and other arts at two locations: Théâtre des Allobroges Cluses and l’Atelier.
The Théâtre des Allobroges is in the centre of town, and normally hosts a ballet in January.
🇫🇷 Château Rouge (Annemasse)
Château Rouge in Annemasse has a rich cultural programme . . .
Château Rouge website & FB page address: Château Rouge, 1 route de Bonneville, 74112 Annemasse;
🇫🇷 Bonlieu Scène Nationale (Annecy)
Created in 1981, Bonlieu Scène Nationale – a theatre company creating arts vivants – is located in the heart of Annecy, next to the lake. After a huge renovation, the company now has 3 salles.
🇫🇷 La Grange au Lac (Évian)
Located in a beautiful auditorium located in the woods above Lac Léman, there are some wonderful 🎼 music concerts on offer here.
[ ⇒ read more about the origins of this beautiful music hall here ]
Moka Mag magazine
There are plenty more theatres in nearby 🇫🇷 Haute-Savoie and Savoie, and in 🇨🇭 Geneva and 🇨🇭Lausanne, with a progamme for families and children too.
The best place to find an up-to-date programme is Moka Mag – you can pick up a copy of the magazine at libraries, cinemas and other cultural centres in the Pays du Mont-Blanc, or you can peruse online.