Created in April 2008, la Cascade is one of the fourteen Circus Arts Centres in France and the only one in the Rhône-Alpes region.
It boasts exceptional facilities (a theatre, a circus space, a dance hall, an outdoor summer performance area), all built around the renovated inner cloisters which sit at the heart of the structure.
It is a unique place, which unites the different links in the chain of artistic creation : teaching for professionals and amateurs, training, research and rehearsals, and creation. In October 2022, a new space adapted to daily training will open for the artists.
A place for artistic creation : Our facilities are available for the artists and companies in residencies here throughout the year.
A place for performance : La cascade is open to the general public, encouraging people to come and watch the various stages of work in progress during residencies, sending shows through local towns and villages as welll as performing at la Cascade itself, and also organising events and festivals (Faîtes du Cirque, European Herutage Days, le Festival d’Alba-la-Romaine).
Teaching and training : our training programm consists of weekly workshops and courses for children and adults, but also for teachers, artists, trainers, research seminars and convention.