Auditorium Louis Lumière

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Auditorium Louis Lumière is THE iconic venue of le Palais des Festivals. This auditorium bears the name of Louis Lumière, a pioneer of cinema, in tribute to his major contribution to the film industry.

It is a technological jewel, featuring modern, elegant architecture that offers an exceptional cinematic experience and is a privileged venue for internationally renowned artistic and cultural events.

Auditorium Louis Lumière
383 m²
56 m²
Orchestra pit
6L. x 4.50 H.
mobile screen
Room configuration
Conference2309 places
Auditorium capacity
Orchestra seating758
Orchestra seating60
Lounge seats (and 1 jump seat)34
Balcony seats (and 2 jump seats)145
  • Mounted MC6
  • Immense 4K projection screen
  • Latest-generation audio system
  • Modular stage frame
  • Simultaneous translation in 6 languages
  • Infrared system

At the heart of the auditorium

Auditorium Louis Lumière is located on levels 1 and 3 of le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Level 1 for the Orchestra section and level 3 for the Balcony section.

Louis Lumière auditorium

State-of-the-art equipment

One of the major assets of the Auditorium Louis Lumière located on level 1 of le Palais des Festivals is its state-of-the-art technical equipment.

It is equipped with a high-quality projection system that guarantees remarkable image clarity. Films are projected with 4K resolution, capturing the finest details and plunging viewers right into the heart of the action.

Sound quality is equally impressive, thanks to a latest-generation audio system offering an immersive experience thanks to Dolby Atmos technology.

The immense projection screen, combined with a professional lighting system, creates a captivating atmosphere that transports viewers to the heart of the story.

In addition to film screenings, the Auditorium Louis Lumière also hosts special events such as conferences, presentations and award ceremonies.

Made-to-measure customization

Le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is adaptable to all needs and can be transformed for different events. It offers a multitude of services needed to make your event a success. All trades are internalized to guarantee you a tailor-made service with complete follow-up.

Technical data
  • Scene features

    Stage depthfrom stage nose to far end: 16.75 m
    Total aperture: 24.70 m face/22 m far end
    Standard aperture: 18 m
    Height under grill: 18 m

    Ground load distribution 400 kg/m².
    Simultaneous translation in 6 languages
    Infrared system.

  • MC6 freight elevator features

    L’Auditorium Louis Lumière is accessible from backstage via the MC6 freight elevator, whose dimensions are as follows:

    • Cabin 2.28 m wide
    • 7.20 m deep
    • 3.16 m high
    • Max. load 3,000 kg

L’Auditorium Louis Lumière is equipped with hearing loops and has places for people with reduced mobility (PMR) and their companions.

Access to le palais

In the heart of the city, le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is easily accessible on foot and by road. It is perfectly indicated by the city’s signage and is close to all amenities, hotels, restaurants and shops.

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes

1 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes


On site

Bus station

A 2 min walk

Railway station

A 10 min walk


27 km away