Cultural Centre in Marseille

La Friche La Belle de Mai

This former sugar-refining plant and subsequent tobacco factory is now a vibrant arts centre with a theatre, artists’ workshops, cinema, multimedia displays, skateboard ramps, electro and world-music parties et al. …
Cinema in Marseille

Videodrome 2

Fewer video shops would have gone the way of the dodo if they’d followed the lead of Videodrome 2. Part-DVD rental store, part-bistrot, part-tiny arthouse movie theatre; this is a true connoisseurs club for cinephil…
Concert Venue in Marseille

Le Poste à Galène

Hidden away amongst the garages and graffiti-scrawled walls of a rather unassuming side street, Le Poste à Galène is a rough-and-ready gig venue where alternative rock reign supreme. It also hosts live reggae, soul,…
Stadium in Marseille

Nouveau Stade Vélodrome

Marseille’s cherished football team plays at Stade Vélodrome, which also hosts concerts. Occasional guided tours are available via the tourist office. It’s 4km or so south of the Vieux Port, along av du Prado.
Live Music in Marseille

Espace Julien

Rock, opérock, alternative theatre, reggae, hip-hop, Afro groove and other cutting-edge entertainment all appear on the bill. The website lists gigs.
Jazz in Marseille

Le Pelle Mêle

Jive to jazz or fill the busy pavement terrace. Live bands every evening at 7.30pm (except Tuesday), but drinks are pricey.
Live Music in Marseille


This grungy venue with graffitied walls is one of the best for DJs and live bands (usually techno or alternative).
Opera in Marseille

Opéra Municipal de Marseille

Hosts large-scale performances by internationally renowned artists. The season runs September to June.
Live Music in Marseille

Dock des Suds

Eclectic live music in a large venue in the Joliette neighbourhood north of the Vieux Port.
Booking Service in Marseille

OM Boutique

Marseille football gear and match tickets.