Cultural life

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Cultural life – vibrant, accessible and popular

The cultural life of Angers foregrounds creativity and feeling. This is shown in everything from street events to the latest work from nationally-reputed companies. All year round, the people of Anjou enjoy dance, music, cinema and theatre.

The dome of the grand theatre, painted by Lenepveu
National centre for contemporary dance, ‘l’Esquisse’
Cultural diversity

• 8 auditoriums, including one multipurpose hall with standing room for 9,000.
• 22 cinemas.
• 10 libraries, 30,000 members, 1.2 million loans each year.
• 1 National centre for contemporary dance 1 National Drama Centre (NTA) 1 Regional centre for textile design
• Main events: Premiers Plans (Jan.) and African film festivals (every other Spring); Tour de Scènes festival (May); Angers l’été and Festival of Anjou (July-August); Les Accroche-Cœurs (Sept.); contemporary art exhibition (Oct.); International Festival of Journalism (Nov.); Soleils d’Hiver (Dec.)

The public library