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Cinema & Theatre

Nice and the French Riviera have a plethora of theatres from vast auditoriums to intimate venues with just 12 seats! There are theatres and cinemas within easy reach of all Sunlight Properties holiday rental apartments and villas. The Old Town of Nice has almost as many theatres as churches, some like the Theatre des Oiseaux combine entertainment with a bar and restaurant. A couple of glasses of pastis and you will have no problem at all understanding French comedy!

If in doubt below is a list of cinemas that show films in their original English language format (designated: V.O. for ‘Version Originale’). Visit their websites for current programming. Whilst most of the venues noted below are centered around Nice, each of our holiday rental properties comes with a helpful guide to the immediate area, so you know just where to go, be it for restaurants, theatres, cinemas, markets, etc - no matter where your holiday property letting is located.

Monaco is renowned for its theatre venues, should you choose to rent a holiday villa from Sunlight Properties in Cap d’Ail you can enjoy all that Monaco has to offer, right on your doorstep. To view our holiday apartments and villas to rent on the French Riviera click here

Cinematheque de Nice

Two cinemas showing classics, contemporary and avante-garde films. Excellent for English speakers as they are shown in their original format (i.e. English films have French subtitles and are not dubbed). Ticket prices are very reasonable starting at only €2! 3 Esplanade Kennedy Massena Tel: 04 92 04 06 66.

Cinema Rialto

English language films are not dubbed i.e. French subtitles used. 4 rue Rivoli Carré d’Or Fleurs Tel: 04 93 88 08 41.

Cinema Mercury

English language films are not dubbed i.e. French subtitles are used. 16 Place GaribaldiPort & Old Town Tel: 04 93 55 37 81.

Cinema Varietes

English Language Films dubbed into French. 5 blvd Victor Hugo Carré d’Or Tel: 04 93 87 74 97.


Large theatre with 7 cinemas showing the latest movies. English Language Films dubbed into French. 31 ave Jean Medecin Massena.

Theatre National de Nice

The biggest theatre in the city. Two halls, one in an Italian style with 900 seats and a second 300 seat auditorium. Very popular and successful theatre hall, the quality of its productions attract the brightest French talent to its stage. This theatre is easy to get to from your holiday rental apartment or villa on the French Riviera, click here to view our properties: Property Search (2). Their program includes music, dance, and of course theatre. Tickets from €12. Promenade des Arts (Centre). Tel: 04 93 13 90 90

Theatre des Oiseaux

After dining at the restaurant, you can go next door to enjoy a production in their intimate theatre with just 50 seats. You can discover the local talent, in this popular spot with its unique ambiance and hilarious comedy acts. Tickets from €12.

10 rue de l’Abbaye Old Town. Tel: 04 93 80 21 93

Theatre de la Cite

A favourite amongst the theatre going crowd for its innovative program, relaxed, convivial atmosphere and great variety. Choose between classics, comedy, one-man shows, flamenco, tango and operettes. They also have shows especially for kids as well as courses for would-be actors.

Tickets from €15. 3 rue Paganini Musiciens . Tel: 04 93 16 82 69

Les Azuriales

Takes place annually in August and is held in the magnificent Villa Rothschild on St. Jean Cap Ferrat. We have some beautiful holiday villas to rent in St. Jean Cap Ferrat (19) a short stroll from the Ephrussi Villa. The operas are performed on the veranda of the villa. There are only 200 places per performance so you need to get in quick.

Following the opera performance, there is a dinner where the audience is joined by the actors. The festival ends with a gala concert. 1 ave Ephrussi de Rothschild, St. Jean Cap Ferrat.

Theatre Princess Grace

Theatre Princess Grace for more than 30 years this theatre has been the stage for a large variety of quality performances, in the genres of comedy and drama. Easily accessible from one of the Sunlight Properties holiday rental villas in Cap d’Ail (21). The theatre is located at 12 ave d’Ostende, Monaco.


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