Les Dimanches de l’Île Barbe Return July 8 to 22

Published: 2018/06/19

Les Dimanches de l’Île Barbe fill July with free outdoor theater and concerts


Les Dimanches de l’Île Barbe brings outdoor theater and music to the site of Lyon’s 5th century abbey for fun with family and friends.


Les Dimanches de l’Île Barbe run from July 8 to July 22 this year on Lyon’s resident island in the middle of the Saône in Lyon 9. The Sunday programs offer casual outdoor theater as well as classical and jazz concerts.

outdoor theater at the dimanches de l'ile barbe in Lyon in 2017

Classical and jazz concerts join outdoor theater to make up the DImanches de l’Île Barbe programming. © MJC Saint Rambert

This is the event’s 20th year, and shows will take place July 8 from 3:30-9 p.m. and July 15 and 22 from 3:30-8 p.m. Families and friends are invited to come picnic on the historic island’s lawn and stick around for the shows as the evening goes on.

Les Dimanches de l’Île Barbe is part of the City of Lyon’s “Fêtons l’été” program, which offers events every day of the summer in all the arrondissements of the city. The program runs from June 21 to September 2 and includes concerts, sports, arts, cinema, intro sessions, one-time and recurring events. The full program can be found on the website.