Must-see entertainment in Marseille

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    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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • L’Intermédiaire


    This intimate, low-ceilinged, live-music venue is one Marseille's best for alternative bands.

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    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…

  • 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.

  • Théâtre National de Marseille


    Since 1981, this 280-seat theatre has presented dance and drama. The name 'Criée' refers to the fish-auctions once held on the site.

  • OM Boutique


    Olympique de Marseille football gear and match tickets.

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