Marseille entertainment

Top Choice Arts Centre in Marseille

La Friche La Belle de Mai

This 45,000-sq-metre former tobacco factory is now a vibrant arts centre with a theatre, cinema, bar, bookshop, artists’ workshops, multimedia displays, skateboard ramps, electro- and world-music parties and much mo…
Top Choice 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: simultaneously a DVD rental shop, bar-bistro and tiny arthouse movie theatre, it's a treat for gregarious cinephiles…
Live Music in Marseille

Le Moulin

Despite the name, this live-music venue is actually a repurposed 1950s cinema, not a windmill (which would have made for interesting gigs). Scheduling indie and alternative acts in the main, it's a vital proving gro…
Opera in Marseille

Opéra Municipal de Marseille

Built in the 1920s on the site of its 18th-century predecessor, this 1800-seat neoclassical theatre has seen the French premieres of many notable operas, and hosted some of its most famous performers. The season run…
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 at this mainstay of the cours Julien scene. See the website for the program and to buy tic…
Stadium in Marseille

Orange Vélodrome

Marseille’s cherished football team plays at Stade Vélodrome, which also hosts major concerts (in the Rolling Stones league). Built in 1937 to seat 35,000, it was enlarged to a 67,00-seater for the 2014 UEFA Champio…
Live Music in Marseille

Dock des Suds

With a 1400-capacity club and concert space for 2800, this eclectic music venue is in the Joliette neighbourhood north of the Vieux Port. Check out the program and book online.
Live Music in Marseille


This intimate, low-ceilinged, live-music venue is one Marseille's best for alternative bands.
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 300-seat venue where alternative rock reigns supreme. It also hosts live reggae,…
Jazz in Marseille

Le Pelle Mêle

Jive to jazz, unwind to piano and song, or fill the busy pavement terrace to enjoy a (somewhat pricey) drink. There's live music most nights from 7.30pm.