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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) organises visits to relays from the New York Metropolitan Opera at the Théâtre de Grasse and from the Royal Opera House and other European opera houses at the CIV (International School) in Sophia-Antipolis.

Grasse operas cost €20 and must be reserved in advance. So send in your booking form and cheques (separate cheques for each opera) if you would like to come to these.

CIV operas are paid for at the door and cost only €8 if you join the Valbonne/Sophia ciné club.

Jan will send reminders and buy the tickets and arrange carpooling where possible. Join the mailing list for details of other operas and local concerts.

Deidra deeincannes@gmail.com organises visits to 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 for live performances.

Next season 2017-2018 prices for IWCR members have been arranged at the box office: The Met single ticket €€20, a season ticket for 10 shows €€180 (discounted from €€240). Share with a friend if you can’t attend all of them. Ballet – €€16 a ticket. Email Dee for the new schedules starting with opera on 7 October and 22 October ballet.

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

Valbonne area and Grasse

Saturday 13 May
Le Chevalier à la Rose, Strauss, Théâtre de Grasse at 18.30
Wednesday 28 June
Otello, Verdi at the CIV at 20.15

Monaco area

Saturday 27 May
La Fille de Neige, opera by Rimski-Korsakov, from the Paris Opera House at 14.00
Wednesday 7 June
The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite and Armand, ballet live from the Royal Opera House at 20.15
Wednesday 28 June
Otello, opera by Verdi, live from the Royal Opera House at 20.15


Cinéma Olympia, 5 rue d’Antibes


Saturday 13 May
Le Chevalier à la Rose, Strauss, at 18.30

La Comédie-Française

Tuesday 4 July
Cyrano de Bergerac at 20.30

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. Jan arranges outings and carpooling.

Monday 15 May
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare) at 19.30

If you wish to join this group of cinema and theatre-goers, email Jan to receive regular updates on its programme and news of the best English version films available in the Valbonne area.

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