AN URBAN, CONTEMPORARY EVENT
Three core values define Festival
de la Cité Lausanne:
- its artistic ambition: putting together unprecedented creations and projects and hosting unique or exclusive shows and
- an invitation to discover, to share, to explore new horizons
- a project that is cultural, convivial and celebratory, unifying
de la Cité Lausanne showcases a unique and diverse range of artistic projects at no cost to the spectator. These include theatre, dance and performance art, classical music, jazz and contemporary music, shows for
young audiences, circus, literature, visual arts, architecture...
de la Cité is a contemporary, urban event that openly communicates with the city, its
residents and its visitors.
de la Cité promotes art in the city and artistic endeavours in situ. On a broader scale, it aims to create an interaction with art, the public realm and society at large. The Festival also wishes to instill the vibrant nature of contemporary performing arts at the core of the city's cultural and natural heritage.
Since it is free from the social, spatial and aesthetic limits imposed by venue and cost requirements, the Festival fosters accessibility of art and culture to the greatest number of people.
What sets the Festival apart from the rest is its ambitious programming and convivial, offbeat
de la Cité Lausanne invites its audience 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 festivities
- 80+ different shows
- 100,000+ spectators
- 440+ professional artists
- 19 stages simultaneously showcasing various performances
- 4+ decades of out-of-the-ordinary artistic visions
- 4 permanent staff members
- 15 fixed-term staff members
- 350 temporary staffers during the Festival itself (generally paid)
- 100% of shows and concerts free of charge for audiences to enjoy
All of the Festival's events are available free of charge.
Kindly respect the performers and your fellow festivalgoers by reducing disruptive behaviour and movement to a minimum during shows.
Don't forget to keep your cool if there are no spots left - remember, everything is free so some shows fill up quite quickly!
RESPECTING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND ITS
The Festival de la Cité Lausanne is privileged
to host six nights of cultural festivities in the centre of
Lausanne. Everyone is encouraged to take good care of the urban
environment, parts of which are rich in heritage value. By respecting the
surroundings, you help keep the Festival anchored in an urban setting, right where it belongs.
A big thank you in advance for respecting the neighbourhood's residents by minimizing noise levels when the shows are over, as well as by avoiding damage to buildings and vehicles in the area.
The Festival de la Cité Lausanne is committed to
observing the health and safety regulations governing sound levels and hearing
protection. Regular checks are conducted by the appropriate authorities.
with sensitive hearing and young people are nevertheless advised that some
shows can be loud, especially those involving amplification. Please consider using hearing
Earplugs are available at the festival bars.