Calidore at the Grand Theatre
This storytelling tour takes visitors back almost 2000 years, when Lyon (then named ‘Lugdunum’) was the capital of Gaul – a splendid, prosperous Roman city.
At the ancient site of the theatres of Fourvière, follow the adventures of Calidore, a young slave owned by a rich local merchant.
Calidore lives and works with his family in their magnificent domus (upper class home), but dreams of becoming an actor. However, it has been decided that he will be a cook, like his father, and he sighs each time he passes by the Grand Theatre.
Will Calidore dare to take the final step that leads to the stage, in spite of all the risks and dangers?
This fictional story, based on real historical sources, looks back at daily life in Antiquity, the various classes of people in Lyon and their living conditions, as well as mythology and the world of ancient theatre.
Your storyteller-guide brings the theatre’s ruins around you back to life, providing a wonderful setting for the story. Lugdunum, a major Gallo-Roman capital, becomes the backdrop for this adventure. Discover the various parts of the ancient theatre, from the stage in the centre to the terraced seating around it.
Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences
Booking is necessary
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity
Tour recommended from the age of 6.
As the tour involves many steps, it is not recommended for pushchairs and is inaccessible for wheelchair users.