Theatre Debussy

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The Théâtre Debussy is an iconic venue that has hosted countless world-renowned performances and artistic events. Whether for theater, dance, music or other forms of performance, the Théâtre Debussy is the ideal setting to celebrate creativity and artistic expression in all its forms.

This magnificent theater takes its name from the famous French composer Claude Debussy, whose music evokes emotion and beauty.

The Théâtre Debussy offers a captivating artistic experience that awakens the senses and touches the souls.


A few figures

orchestra pit
mobile screen
Room configuration
Theater capacity
Orchestra seats616
Orchestra band64
Balcony seats, chairs with shelves (excluding folding seats)388
  • Mounted load
  • Cinema screen
  • Armchairs with tablets
  • Simultaneous translation in 6 languages / infrared system

At the heart of the theatre Debussy

Théâtre Debussy is located on levels 1 and 3 of le Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Level 1 for the Orchestra and level 3 for the Balcony.

Perfect acoustics

Théâtre Debussy’s auditorium is designed to offer an intimate, immersive experience, allowing the audience to be in perfect communion with the artists on stage. Impeccable acoustics and seating arrangements guarantee an optimal auditory and visual experience, making the Théâtre Debussy a privileged venue for lovers of live performances.

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.

Floor plans

Technical info

Technical data
  • Scene features

    SCENE of 265 m²

    Stage depthfrom stage nose to far end: 13.70 m

    Maximum opening: 19.15 m face

    Operating opening: 14 m

    Height under grill: 17.40 m

    Perch: 18 m

    Modular stage frame: 19.15 L X 7.50 H max

    Ground load distribution 400 kg/m2

    Simultaneous translation in 6 languagesinfrared system.

    Orchestra pit: 47 m²

  • MC6 freight elevator features

    The Debussy auditorium is accessible from backstage via the MC6 freight elevator, whose dimensions are as follows:

    Cabin 2.28 m wide – 7.20 m deep
    Height : 3.16 m
    Max.load 3,000 kg.


The Théâtre Debussy 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 well signposted and 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

2 min. walk

Railway station

10 min walk


27 km away