As part of our specific class « Ecriture créative et théâtre » and to end the semester in immersion, our company went to the « Théâtre des Célestins », located in the very heart of Lyon for a visit.
Apolline took us to the Atrium in the Grande Salle, through the foyer of the public, through the foyer of the artists and through the underside of the theater . At every stage of this dizzy itinerary, we heard a story linked with the place which raised some questions and impressed us especially when we found ourselves in Paradise – namely 15 meters from the ground.
In the theater red and gold Grande Salle we discovered the dressing rooms, the various balconies, the copper ceiling, the chandelier weighing around 200 tons with its 200 light bulbs. On the scene we could admire the theater set of the current play Zypher Z. Our guide took the opportunity to evoke the different trades that work together to put on a show.
Everywhere, around us, the possibility to sop symbols of Lyon or names of famous playwrights in order to answer our guide’s questions t o better understand this place history from ts opening in 1877. A place that goes on evolving and modernizing.
A great visit that enabled interacting !