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Performing Arts


Choose your group and venue according to where you live:

Jan (last minute 00-44 774 88 88 246 – no voicemail: text messages or call) organises visits to the International School in Sophia-Antipolis to see transmissions from the Royal Opera House, London. €12 for non-members, €€8 – if you buy a season card for €€15, valid also in the cinema in Valbonne.

Other European Opera houses are now relayed in the Pavillon Bleu cinema in Roquefort-les-Pins and the cinema in Villeneuve-Loubet.

The CGR cinéma, Polygone Riviera of Cagnes sur Mer shows operas from the New York Met; we now have a group price of €€22 here.

If you are interested in joining this group and would like further information, please send Jan your email with home and mobile phone and your area for car sharing.

Deidra organises visits to the Cinéma Olympia in Cannes for transmissions of the New York Met Opera on Saturday evenings, the Bolshoi Ballet on Sunday evenings, and La Comédie-Française on Thursdays.

Season 2018 discounted ticket prices for IWCR members (with cards) have been arranged at the Cinéma Olympia box office: The Met Opera single ticket is €€20. Ballet tickets cost €€16 each.

Liliane books seats at the cinema in Beaulieu and arranges carpooling there.
Reduced price for IWCR members: €€17

Sophia   area

The Pavillon Bleu in Roquefort is showing Moussorgski’s Boris Godounov on 7 June. The next season will start in September.


Cinéma Olympia, 5 rue d’Antibes

There are no operas from the Met during May and June.

Bolshoi Ballet (from Moscow)
Sunday 10 June at 17.00: Coppélia, conducted by Léo Delibes

La Comédie-Française (live from Paris)
Thursday 5 July at 20.15: Britannicus, directed by Stéphane Braunschweig

The Beaulieu cinema

Thursday 3 May at 20.15: Manon, ballet, music from Jules Massenet’s opera, live from ROH London, 2 hours 40 mins.

Saturday 26 May at 14.00: Benvenuto Cellini, opera by Hector Berlioz, directed by Terry Gilliam, sung in French, delayed transmission from the Paris Opera House, 3 hours.

Plays from the National Theatre, London

Contact Jan

The CIV (International School) in Sophia-Antipolis relays plays from the National Theatre in London in the spacious cinema attached to the school. Also, starting this year, the cinema in Valbonne has begun to do the same.

Jan arranges outings and carpooling if required.

Ticket prices are as for the CIV operas. Membership cards cover both cinemas. As these are not commercial cinemas you pay directly at the door – no reservations.

Jan also gives information on the more cultural VO English films in the local cinemas. If you wish to join the theatre and cinema goers, email Jan to receive regular updates.

The National Theatre ‘live’ season will start again in September.

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