MC2 Cultural center

Equipment : Entertainment, Show venue, Concert hall

Opened in 1968 when Grenoble hosted the Winter Olympics and inaugurated by André Malraux, the MC2: Grenoble belongs to flagship institutions of the cultural decentralization. In 2004, it became the MC2 and awarded the label of “Scène nationale”. The MC2: Grenoble is fully equipped with a complex of three playhouses in one, one auditorium and associated rehearsal studios which is unparalleled in France.

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The MC2 purpose is mainly to assert itself as a key structure dedicated to artistic creation, production and diffusion with a national and international scope and to promote contemporary art as well. This unique type of venue allows the MC2 to be opened to all disciplines devoted to living art, regarding production and diffusion by providing spaces made available for artists and cultural activities. The residency of the Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble directed by Jean-Claude Gallotta and the association with Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble headed by Marc Minkowski ensure a permanent artistic presence and creation within the MC2.

Direction : Arnaud MEUNIER
Presidency : Laetitia RABIH

4 halls : Grand-Théâtre (1028 places), Petit-Théâtre (244 places), Auditorium (998 places), Salle René Rizzardo (from 470 to 1300 places with and without bleacher)
Number of areas dedicated specifically to creation and/or repetition : 2 dance spaces, 1 rehearsal studio, 1 creation space, 1 set workshop ; 1 costume workshop ; 1 studio recording
1 restaurant

Average programming each year (performing arts) : 76 proposals / 237 performances

A specific welcoming for people with reduced mobility and people with sensory disabilities. Shows might be sometimes represented with audio descriptions. If you need a personal welcoming shaped according to you will and disability, please contact


Means of payment
  • Cash
  • Bank/credit card
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Pass’Région
  • Check
  • Culture voucher

Adult: 5 to 60 €.

Guided tours can be booked in advance through our Public Relations department.

Opening periods

From 18/09 to 22/07 between 1 pm and 7 pm.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets refused
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs


Tramway A, stop MC2

  • Latitude: 45.171804
  • longitude: 5.734318


  • Town location
  • Close to a public transportation
  • Tram station < 500 m