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Since 2011, the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse has been headed by Jean Lacornerie, director specialised in musical theatre, and Anne Meillon, executive manager. They have worked to open the theatre to different musical genres, ranging from musical to opera and operetta, making it a crossroads for all of these forms. They have developed ongoing partnerships with other institutions in and around Lyon, including the Opéra de Lyon and the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Oullins, to produce shows that have toured around France and abroad.

The Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse is also a prolific space for diffusion, pursuing multidisciplinary theatre that is committed and open to contemporary aesthetics. For the past eight years, the directors have extended invitations to artists from the region and beyond, accompanying a number of theatrical and musical productions. Lastly, it is a space for discovery and practical experience, regularly offering major participatory projects firmly rooted in the diversity of the surrounding area.


The theatre is supported by the Ministry of Culture, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and the City of Lyon. It is an important institution in the fabric of the city and region.