International network
for contemporary
performing arts

Réseau international
pour les arts du spectacle
contemporains

Rete internazionale
per le arti performative
contemporanee

コンテンポラリー
パフォーミングアーツ
国際ネットワーク

Internationales Netzwerk
für zeitgenössische
darstellende Künste

Международная сеть современного 
исполнительского 
искусства

Red internacional
para las artes escénicas
contemporáneas

Internationaal netwerk
voor hedendaagse
podiumkunsten

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Rede internacional
para as artes performativas
contemporâneas

الشبكة الدولية
لفنون الأداء
المعاصرة

Alþjóðlegt
tengslanet
í sviðslistum

Xarxa internacional
d'arts escèniques
contemporànies

Rhwydwaith rhyngwladol
ar gyfer celfyddydau
perfformio cyfoes

Rrjeti ndërkombëtar
për artet skenike
kontemporane

Διεθνές δίκτυο
για σύγχρονες
παραστατικές τέχνες

Međunarodna mreža 
za savremene 
scenske umjetnosti

Mezinárodní síť 
pro současné 
divadelní umění

International netværk
for kontemporær
scenekunst

Internasionale netwerk
vir kontemporêre
uitvoerende kunste

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
ხელოვნების
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Nemzetközi hálózat
a kortárs
előadóművészetért

國際當代表演藝術網絡

líonra idirnáisiúnta
na taibhealaíona
comhaimseartha

Starptautiskais tīkls
laikmetīgai
skatuves mākslai

Netwerk internazzjonali
għall-arti performattivi
kontemporanji

Międzynarodowa sieć
na rzecz współczesnych sztuk
performatywnych

Internationellt nätverk
för samtida
scenkonst

Međunarodna mreža
savremenih izvođačkih
umetnosti

Международна мрежа
за съвременни
сценични изкуства

Rrjet ndërkombëtar
për arte skenike
bashkëkohore

Міжнародная сетка
сучасных
перфарматыўных мастацтваў

Međunarodna mreža
za suvremene
izvedbene umjetnosti

国际当代表演艺术网络

Rahvusvaheline
kaasaegsete etenduskunstide
võrgustik

현대 공연 예술을 위한 국제 네트워크

Tarptautinis tinklas
šiuolaikinis
scenos menai

Интернационална мрежа
за современа
изведувачка уметност

شبکۀ بین المللی
برای هنرهای نمایشی معاصر

Rețeaua internațională
pentru artele spectacolului
contemporan

Medzinárodná sieť
pre súčasné
scénické umenie

Çağdaş
gösteri sanatları için
uluslararası iletişim ağı

You will find here all the relevant practical information to help you plan your trip to and stay in Lyon. Please pack lightly and consider taking the train if you are based in any of the neighbouring countries. Please bring your own water bottle and mug. And do feel free to use the IETM forum to share your suggestions on how to minimise your footprint travelling to and at this Meeting!

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Covid-19 travel regulations 

We will ask you to show your vaccination pass when you check in at the meeting. Your accreditation will only be handed to you upon presentation of a valid vaccination pass or a negative Covid test (realised less than 72h prior to the meeting for PCR tests and less than 48h for Antigenic tests).

Before booking your travel, please check the travel regulations of your destination(s). Please make sure you also check here the list of countries whose citizens can get into France without restrictions. Also, check the regulations of the country where you are based, which might still limit the destinations to which you can travel.

Please be aware that local Covid-19 regulations may affect your journey as well as the meeting until the very last minute. For the latest information, please feel free to check the official governmental information here.

Please note that for performances and restaurants, you will need to show your vaccination pass either in a digital or printed form. You can download the French app TousAntiCovid or use the EU Digital COVID Certificate scheme, for travelers from the European Union, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican.


Accessibility

Lyon has been awarded the 2018 Access City Award by the European Commission and the European Disability Forum and, as the 3rd largest city in France, its main priority has been to invest in independent mobility throughout the city.

Overall, the city is mostly flat apart from the emblematic Pentes de la Croix Rousse (69001) and the hill of Fourvière (69005). All metro stations are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of Croix Paquet.

Audio-tactile crossings are also widespread in the city.

You can find more about Lyon’s accessibility on the official website of the municipality.

To learn more about accessibility for the IETM Lyon Plenary Meeting, please click: meeting venues, travel and accommodation.

It is our aim to make IETM Lyon as accessible as possible. However, it may not be possible to offer services at every location and, therefore, we recommend that you check the location of your interest. 

The accessibility of each venue will be uploaded upon confirmation of the full programme. 

All accessibility details which are provided online are collected based on the information received from the venues' staff and their websites. If you need more information, please get in touch with the venues directly.

At the meeting

There will be a range of accessibility services available.

As we have budget restrictions and are dependent on the local infrastructure, we cannot always guarantee that the conditions will be the same from one meeting to another. Nevertheless, for this meeting we are able to:

  • Offer a free registration to your support worker;
  • Send you a large-print version of the programme;
  • Provide speech-to-text captions for 18 hours of the conference programme. Details of these services will be available online upon confirmation of the full programme. 
  • Ensure that all the venues hosting the working programme and artistic performances are wheelchair accessible.
     

Location

Lyon is the third largest city of France and second largest agglomeration. It stands at the confluence of two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, which build the landscape of the city. 

Main meeting venues

Théâtre des Célestins

4 Rue Charles Dullin, 69002 Lyon, France
Metro stop: Bellcour (Lines A and D)
Website

The Célestins Theatre was originally a monastery built in the 18th century. Direct access to the auditorium is available via the elevator situated at 4 rue Charles Dullin.The lift will take you to the ticket office, to the atrium, to the orchestra pit and stalls, as well as to the Célestine theater and the Etourdi bar. The toilets are located in the atrium hall, near the orchestra area in the Grande salle.

The performance halls are equipped with hearing loops and some shows offer audio description in French. When buying a ticket for a performance, make sure you get in touch with the Célestins team at contact@theatredescelestins.com.

You can check out the detailed accessibility information of the Célestins Theatre here.

Lugdunum, Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière

Rue de l'Antiquaille, 69005 Lyon, France
Funicular stop : Minimes Théâtres Romains / Fourvière (Line F1)
Website

We will be using one of the ancient Gallo-Roman amphitheatres for the IETM Lyon opening. The Odeon amphitheatre is out in the open air and offers a view onto the city of Lyon.

You can access the venue via public transport. The funicular stop Minimes Théâtres Romains is the closest to the venue and is equipped with a lift.

Although the funicular stop Minimes Théâtres Romains is the closest, the pavement is not always wide enough for wheelchairs on the path from the funicular stop to the venue. For this reason, we recommend that you get out at the funicular stop Fourvière and take rue Rogier Radisson, using the sidewalk on the right as seen here.

Please note that this area of the city is located on a hill.

From the entrance at Rue de l'Antiquaille, the Odeon amphitheatre is the one on your left.

Find out more about Lugdunum accessibility here.

Hôtel de ville de Lyon

1 Pl. de la Comédie, 69001 Lyon, France
Metro stop: Hôtel de Ville - Louis Pradel (Lines A and C)
Website

The Hôtel de Ville de Lyon is the city hall of the City of Lyon and one of the largest historic buildings in the city. The building has been a classified historical monument since the 19th century.

Venues of Route 1 (#Disability #Access)

Nouveau Théâtre du Huitième - Lyon 8ème

22 rue du Commandant Pégout, 69008 Lyon / 101 Bd des Etats-Unis, 69008 Lyon
Tramway stop: Beauvisage CISL (Line T4)
Website (only in French)

A contemporary theatre directed by the company "Les Trois Huit", the NTH8 is a creation space that gathers artists and companies from different backgrounds : music theatre, creative writing. The Nouveau Théâtre du Huitième hosts every year Regards d’avril, a theatre festival dedicated to language experimentation particularly with French and French sign language.

The venue is wheelchair adapted. For wheelchair users, the access is done via the entrance of Espace 101 (bd des Etats-Unis, 101).

If you come by car, there are dedicated parking spots on the boulevard.

For performances, make sure you write to the team at the time of your ticket reservation.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility, please do at contact@nth8.com

Maison de la danse - Lyon 8ème

8 Av. Jean Mermoz, 69008 Lyon, France
Metro stops: Mermoz Pinel (Line D) / Tramway : Bachut - Mairie du 8ème (Line T2)
Website

Located in the former Théâtre du Huitième, Maison de la danse was founded in 1980 and was the first venue in France exclusively dedicated to dance. 

This venue is wheelchair accessible. The wheelchair adapted entrance is via avenue Général Frère.

For performances, make sure you write to the team at the time of your ticket reservation by writing at g.hamidlesergent@maisondeladanse.com or calling +33 4 72 78 18 18.

Please find out more about Maison de la Danse accessibility here (in French).

Venues of Route 2 (#UrbanDevelopment)

Théâtre de la Renaissance - Oullins

7 Rue Orsel, 69600 Oullins, France
Metro: Gare d’Oullins (Line B)
Website

Théâtre de La Renaissance programmes contemporary theatre and music performances as well as pieces for children under 3 years old.

The venue is wheelchair accessible. The step-free entrance is located on the side of the Grande rue.

The Grande salle is equipped with hearing loops and has 3 dedicated spaces for wheelchair users.
The Petite salle has 4 wheelchair dedicated spaces for wheelchair users and is accessed via the back of the stage. Please make sure to contact the venue upon booking your tickets by calling +33 4 72 39 74 91.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility do so by calling +33 4 72 39 74 91.

Le Bac à sable — L’Ineffable théâtre - Oullins

Bac à sable  42 rue Gabriel Péri – La Mulatière, 69600 Oullins
Metro: Gare d’Oullins (Line B)
Website (in French)

The Bac à sable is an ephemeral venue independently run by the Ineffable Théâtre. Every year, the theatre company recovers an abandoned urban location in the Lyon agglomeration and turns it into a space for contemporary creation and artistic research. The Bac à sable offers a transdisciplinary programme all year round.

The venue is based in the former Ateliers d’Oullins, a workshop that was firstly dedicated to building bridges and ships and then had a prominent role in the construction of the new railway system in the 19th century. There are two adjacent rooms on the ground level, which have step-free access and there are wheelchair accessible toilets at the back.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility, please do so here.

Venues of Route 3 (#Networks #International)

Les Subs (Les Subsistances) - Lyon 1er, quai de Saône

8 bis Quai Saint-Vincent, 69001 Lyon
Bus stop : Les Subsistances or passerelle Homme de la Roche (Lines C14, 19, 31, 40)
Website

Les Subsistances is a cultural centre that includes 2 theatres, studios, artist lodging and a digital art lab. The venue offers  a 360º production support to the projects that it hosts, from networking advice to distribution management and administration. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Certain spaces are only accessible by lift. Les Subs is a member of the Parcours Culturel Spectateurs Sourds and offers many performances with French captions.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility, please do so by contacting claire.leroy@les-subs.com.

Venues of Route 4 (#Youth #Emergence)

Théâtre National Populaire - Villeurbanne

8 Pl. du Dr Lazare Goujon, 69100 Villeurbanne
Metro stop : Gratte-Ciel (Line A)
Website

Founded in 1920, Théâtre National Populaire moved from the Palais Chaillot in Paris to Villeurbanne in 1972. It is a prestigious institution in the history of French theatre and in cultural decentralisation in France.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and the entrance to the Grand théâtre is done via a lift located on Square Lazare-Goujon, near the entrance of the public pool. The videophone on the lift will connect you to the staff of the theatre.
The entrance to the Petit théâtre is located at 162 rue Louis Becker.

All theatre halls are equipped with hearing loops and a majority of TNP’s are available in audio description.

Make sure to contact the TNP’s team upon booking your ticket by writing at billetterie@tnp-villeurbanne.com or calling +33 4 78 03 30 00.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility, please do so here (in French).

CCO/La Rayonne - Villeurbanne

24B rue Alfred de Musset, 69100 Villeurbanne
Metro, Tramway, Bus stops : Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie (Lines A, T3, C8, C15, 16 )
Website

CCO is a lab and cultural centre for artistic and cultural innovation focused on supporting new social and cultural enterprises, artistic experimentation and knowledge sharing / audience engagement.

La Rayonne is one of the two venues of CCO and it is fully wheelchair accessible. It is equipped with a lift and wheelchair accessible toilets.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility, please do so by writing to cco@cco-villeurbanne.org.

Venues of Route 5 (#Climate #Environment)

Musée des confluences - Lyon 2, Confluence

86 quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon
Tramway stop : Musée des confluences (Line T1)
Website

The Musée des Confluences is a science centre and anthropology museum which is located on the confluence of the two rivers that run through the city of Lyon : the Saône and the Rhone. The venue is wheelchair accessible. The entrance for wheelchair users is done via the Groupes entrance loathed on the right hand side of the staircase of the main entrance.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility, please do so here.

Hôtel 71 - Lyon 2ème, Confluence

71 Quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon
Tramway stop : Hôtel Région Montrochet (lines T1 and T2)
Website

Hôtel 71 is a European creative hub created by Arty Farty. It is a space dedicated to cultural entrepreneurship. The space is built over 4 floors and it is shared by several organisations.

The venue is wheelchair accessible and the toilets are located on the ground level.

Venues of Walk 6 (#PopCulture #Education #Institutional #Recognition #HipHop)

Pôle Pik (Pôles en Scène) - Bron

2, rue Paul Pic, 69500 Bron
Tramway stop : Boutasse-Camille Rousset (Line T2)
Website

Pôle Pik is a working space that supports artistic creation and offers artistic short residencies for regional and national hip hop dance companies. The building is wheelchair accessible.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility, please do so by calling +33 4 72 14 63 40.

Espace Albert Camus (Pôles en Scène) - Bron

Espace Albert Camus, 1 Rue Maryse Bastié, 69500 Bron
Tramway stops : Rebufer (Line T2) / Les Alizés (Line T5)
Website

Espace Albert Camus programmes theatre, dance, music, circus arts, new magic, and puppetry. The space also hosts artistic residences.
The theatre opened in 2010 and is fully wheelchair accessible. Please make sure to contact the team upon booking your ticket by writing at billetterie@pole-en-scenes.com.

Artistic Programme Venues

Théâtre des Célestins

4 Rue Charles Dullin, 69002 Lyon, France
Metro stop: Bellcourt (Line D)
Website

The Célestins Theatre was originally a monastery built in the 18th century. Direct access to the auditorium is available via the elevator situated at 4 rue Charles Dullin.The lift will take you to the ticket office, to the atrium, to the orchestra pit and stalls, as well as to the Célestine theater and the Etourdi bar. The toilets are located in the atrium hall, near the orchestra area in the Grande salle.

The performance halls are equipped with hearing loops and some shows offer audio description in French. When buying a ticket for a performance, make sure you get in touch with the Célestins team at contact@theatredescelestins.com.

You can check out the detailed accessibility information of the Célestins Theatre here.

Théâtre Astrée, Villeurbanne

6 Av. Gaston Berger, 69100 Villeurbanne
Tramway stop: La Doua - Gaston Berger (Lines T1 and T4)
Website

Théâtre Astrée has  7 wheelchair accessible seats. The entrance is done via the elevator located at the ground level on the left hand side of the building Astrée.

If you wish to contact the venue regarding accessibility, you can do so by calling +33 4 72 44 79 45.

Maison de la Danse

8 Av. Jean Mermoz, 69008 Lyon, France
Metro stop : Mermoz Pinel (Line D)
Tramway stop : Bachut - Mairie du 8ème (Line T2)

Website

Located in the former Théâtre du Huitième,  Maison de la Danse was founded in 1980 and was the first venue in France exclusively dedicated to dance. 

This venue is wheelchair accessible. The wheelchair adapted entrance is via avenue Général Frère.

For performances, make sure you write to the team at the time of your ticket reservation.

Find out more about Maison de la Danse’s accessibility here (in French).

Théâtre de la Renaissance - Oullins

7 Rue Orsel, 69600 Oullins, France
Metro: Gare d’Oullins (Line B)
Website

Théâtre de La Renaissance programmes contemporary theatre and music performances as well as pieces for children under 3 years old.

The venue is wheelchair accessible. The step-free entrance is located on the Grande rue.

The Grande salle is equipped with hearing loops and has 3 dedicated spaces for wheelchair users.The Petite salle has 4 wheelchair-dedicated spaces for wheelchair users and is accessed via the back of the stage. Please make sure to contact the venue upon booking your tickets.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility do so by calling +33 4 72 39 74 91.

Le Bac à sable — L’Ineffable théâtre - Oullins

Bac à sable  42 rue Gabriel Péri – La Mulatière, 69600 Oullins
Metro: Gare d’Oullins (Line B)
Website (in French)

The Bac à sable is an ephemeral venue independently run by the Ineffable Théâtre. Every year, the theatre company recovers an abandoned urban location in the Lyon agglomeration and turns it into a space for contemporary creation and artistic research. The Bac à Sable offers a transdisciplinary programme all year round.

The venue is based in  the former Ateliers d’Oullins, a workshop that was firstly dedicated to building bridges and ships and then had a prominent role in the construction of the new railway system in the 19th century. There are two adjacent rooms on the ground level, which have step-free access and there are wheelchair accessible toilets in the back.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility do so here.

Les Subs (Les Subsistances) - Lyon city center

8 bis Quai Saint-Vincent, 69001 Lyon
Bus stop : Les Subsistances or passerelle Homme de la Roche (Lines C14, 19, 31, 40)
Website

Les Subsistances is a cultural centre that includes 2 theatres, studios, artist lodging and a digital art lab. The venue offers a 360º production support to the projects that it hosts, from networking advice to distribution management and administration. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Certain spaces are only accessible by lift. Les Subs is a member of the Parcours Culturel Spectateurs Sourds and offers many performances with French captions.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding accessibility, please do so by contacting claire.leroy@les-subs.com.

Espace Albert Camus (Pôles en Scène) - Bron

Espace Albert Camus, 1 Rue Maryse Bastié, 69500 Bron
Tramway stops : Rebufer (Line T2) / Les Alizés (Line T5)
Website

Espace Albert Camus programmes theatre, dance, music, circus arts, new magic, and puppetry. The space also hosts artistic residences.
The theatre opened in 2010 and is fully wheelchair accessible. Please make sure to contact the team upon booking your ticket at billetterie@pole-en-scenes.com.

Late-night Meeting Point

Péniche restaurant modulo

15 Quai du Général Sarrail, 69006 Lyon
Metro stop : Cordeliers (Line A) / Saxe-Gambetta (Line D)
Tramway stop : Liberté (Line T1)
Bus Stop : Saxe-Lafayette (Line C14,  Line C13, Line C3)

Website

Modulo is a barge by the Rhone, it has a bar area as well as a restaurant. Modulo is step free and the toilets are wheelchair accessible.

If you wish to contact the venue directly regarding its accessibility, please do so here.


Transport

Getting to Lyon

By train

We recommend that you travel by train, if you can, since you can reach Lyon by train from a number of European cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Luxembourg, Milano, Turin.

It is also possible to reach Lyon from other cities via Paris, so please consider the option for the sake of the environment.

Advance booking is recommended as train fares can increase considerably.

There are two main train stations : Lyon Part Dieu and Lyon Perrache.

By bus

There are a number of good value bus services to/from Lyon and other European cities.

The main bus terminal is Lyon Perrache. You can book a coach trip from most domestic and international coach companies such as Blabla bus, Alsa, Eurolines and Flixbus.

By air

The international airport in Lyon is Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS). 

The simplest transport option from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport to Lyon city centre is the Rhônexpress tram. The Rhônexpress operates every 20 minutes during the day, and every 30 minutes from 4:25 am to 6 am and from 9 pm to midnight.

It takes around 40 minutes to Lyon Part Dieu railway station.

The single fare is 15,20€ and the return fare is 26,50€. You can purchase your tickets here.

Getting Around

Public transport

Considering the distances, the Lyon public transport system is undoubtedly the best way to move around the city. It can take up to 1 hour to reach certain venues in Lyon and its suburban areas, so please make sure you check out the routes and travel times in advance.

For routes and fare information, please check out the website of Transport en Commun de Lyon (TCL).

Cycling

Lyon has many Vélo’V bicycle points spread around the city. A single ride costs 1.80€ and a day pass costs 4€.

More information on this website.

Taxis

A number of different licensed taxi firms operate in Lyon. There are several taxi ranks throughout the city too. If you need to book a wheelchair accessible vehicle, we recommend to use:


Accommodation

Given the configuration of the meeting, we could not necessarily recommend a limited number of hotels, like we usually do. We do recommend, however, that you stay close to a metro station or tram stop, preferably on tram lines T2 and T4 or metro lines A and D, which will easily connect you to all the venues on our programme.

For wheelchair accessible accommodation, the city of Lyon has made a listing here but you can also find alternatives via other booking platforms.

Looking for someone to share a room with? Post your accommodation offer or find a bunkmate on our forum.


Currency

The currency in France is the Euro. You can check the conversion rate to your currency here.

Major credit and debit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners, are widely accepted.


Visa

If you’re not from an EEA country, you must have a valid passport to enter France, and it must be valid for the whole of your stay.

Many countries will not require a visa to visit France, however, to check your eligibility please follow this link. If you require a visa for France, you can find out more about the standard visa here.

If you are uncertain whether you need to apply for a visa prior to your arrival or if you need an invitation letter to apply for one, please contact the local team at lyon2021@ietm.org.


Useful numbers

  • SAMU (Ambulance): 15
  • Police: 17
  • Fire: 18
  • General Emergency: 112