Surrouned by pines, palms, cypresses and fountains, the Greek-inspired Théâtre de Verdure is an amazing open air cinema that has a packed entertainment calendar this summer! Hosting a huge variety of shows, concerts and cinema, at pretty affordable prices (given the location), we'd strongly suggest you check it out immediately!
The Théâtre de Verdure opened in 1945 and is a huge space in the heart of Albert 1st Gardens that can comfortably fit 1850 people seated and 3200 people standing - the perfect numbers for a party. This beautiful theatre faces the beach and over the years it has played host to some seriously amazing talent! In its early years it saw the likes of stars Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Charles Aznavour and Serge Gainsourg, and in the 80's it became known as the 'temple of rock' as it welcomed the likes of; Clash, Cure, Iron Maiden and Sting. For more than half a century the Théâtre de Verdure has maintained its reputation of hosting only the best in entertainment and this summer is no exception.
The ballet and Nice Jazz Festival kicked off the show with several amazing performances taking place at the start of July. This was followed by screenings of Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris', a performance by Mika and various other up-and-coming artists. 'Awesome, well now that that's been and gone what the heck is actually coming up?', you might wonder. Well, August is set to be another stellar month for the theatre and if you're able to get yourself there then you will be able to catch the New Blues Festival, Danakill (a wicked reggae group), various cinema screenings and Hip Hop Night, where Mos Def, MF Doom & Dilated People and Burbigo Deen will battle it out (we like to save the best for last!)
Théâtre de Verdure is fully kitted out with pop-up bars and snack stands so once you go through you should be able to find everything you need for the ultimate night on the Frech Riviera. Tickets for the events vary but the music gigs usually start at around 20 euro which is a bargain given the fun there is to be had here. For a full event calendar and more info about the theatre itself visit; www.tdv-nice.org/. The theatre offers a unique and exciting experience that you won't find in any old nightclub so it's definitely worth checking out! If you're unlucky with tickets, saddle up in the park next door to the Théâtre de Verdure with a picnic from Monoprix, and join other revellers enjoying the beats and sea breeze from the other side of the barrier.