Les Nuits de Fourvière is devoted to the arts of the stage, and has brought a variety of disciplines together since 1946: theatre, music, dance, opera, circus, cinema, etc. Every summer, in June and July, the festival presents around 60 performances in the Gallo-Roman theatres of Fourvière for over 130,000 spectators.
While multi-disciplinarity is one criterion, it is not an absolute rule. The festival guarantees an open-minded, modern approach, avoiding setting norms or themes. Les Nuits de Fourvière is also intended as a creative festival and produces some shows, inviting the artists and craftspeople who put them together. Producing high-quality works for as many people as possible, building loyalty among internationally reputed artists, and developing new artists who receive little media coverage, and artists who are starting out or are little-known in France, are among the festival’s artistic principles.