Partnerships and regional cooperation

Cooperation and partnerships

As an economic and cultural tool of global exposure, La Cité actively contributes to the reputation, attractiveness and development of the region.

The continued cooperation we have built with tour organisers and operators illustrates solid and long-term relationships based on trust. Humour, popular music, dance and theatre attract a wide audience.  Designed with the desire to reach the largest audience possible, our top-quality cultural programme makes La Cité a highly-recognised and well-known venue for live entertainment.

Not only does La Cité host events, but it also acts as a producer, co-producer and co-director of cultural events (festivals, concert seasons and outstanding events) and as such is regarded as a valuable technical partner. We have established a permanent partner network with a large number of cultural organisations located in the Nantes region.  The ambition of this group of local players is clear: to offer to the widest audience a broad line-up with shows, concerts as well as national and world-class events. La Cité plays a prominent role in staging high-level regional events and has a reputation for showcasing emerging and confirmed talents.

Our partners:

  • Le lieu unique, Nantes national stage
  • Le Grand T, local theatre
  • La Soufflerie, a publicly funded stage in Rezé
  • La Bouche d’Air
  • Le Pannonica
  • Le Piano’cktail
  • Fleuriaye theatre
  • Capellia
  • Cap Nort Cultural Centre
  • Les Rendez-vous de l’Erdre

As regards festivals, la Cité has developed partnerships with la Bibliothèque Municipale de Nantes, l’Association des Librairies Complices de Nantes, Le Centre Culturel Franco-Allemand, Le Centre Culturel Franco-Espagnol, Le Centre Culturel Franco-Italien, Le Centre Culturel Franco-Britannique, Aux Heures d’été, Mobilis, La Maison de la Poésie, La Maison Julien Gracq, Le Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Le Cinématographe, Le Cezam, l’UGC Ciné Cité.

Our cultural season also includes a wide-ranging line-up with our regular partners:  this is the case with the Orchestre National des Pays de Loire and the Nantes Folle Journée, a high-calibre festival dedicated to classical music which every year enchants an ever-growing and loyal audience (an original creation by René Martin, La Folle Journée is a major cultural event supported by the city of Nantes, designed by CREA and produced by SAEM LA FOLLE JOURNEE).