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The move

Le déménagement (the move)

Packaging used for Révillon chocolates representing a section of classical Guignol repertoire illustrated by Jean Coulon © musées Gadagne


Where does Guignol still perform in Lyon ?

Nowadays, only 4 theatres in Lyon perpetuate the Guignol story.

Théâtre Le Guignol de Lyon

Managed by the Zonzons Cie since 1998, this municipal theatre releases Guignol from over-formal conventions whilst retaining his satirical and rebellious spirit. The Zonzons show their original approach with plays showing Guignol on the moon. Note, the music is played live.

Guignol un gone de Lyon

Installed since 1993 in the Croix-Rousse district, salle de la Ficelle, Daniel Streble Cie continues the family tradition. Through new creations such as Guignol and the magic potion or Guignol and the extra-terrestrials, they make Guignol come alive in the spirit of tradition with his accent and local dialect. A guided tour behind the scenes is available after each performance.

Théâtre La Maison de Guignol

Installed at the foot of la montée du Gourguillon since 1962, the Maison de Guignol presents classic repertoire plays such as Le déménagement de Guignol (Guignol Moves Home) as well as new material.

Véritable Guignol du Vieux Lyon et Parc de la Tête d’Or

This is the only Guignol of Lyon to perform outdoors in a park. The Moritz family have been keeping the Guignol tradition alive here since 1948.