At the end of February
the theatre will close for a year
due to works.
So hurry up, come and see us !
Don't worry, we'll be playing in other places.
Stay tunned !
All shows are in french only, but the plots are easy to grasp
and the performances are very visual and musical,
which allows everybody to have a good time.
The History of Guignol
The history of this theatre and its only original boss, Guignol, begins with a silkworker born in Lyon: Laurent Mourguet (1769-1844). In 1797, Laurent Mourguet became a tooth puller, and incorporated some Italian glove puppets, the burattini, into his work to reassure and distract his patients. In 1804, he started working as a professional. According to tradition, Guignol appeared in 1808. His look is said to be based on a self-portrait of Laurent Mourguet...
Théâtre Le Guignol de Lyon
2 rue Louis Carrand
Métro A : Cordeliers
Métro C : Hôtel de Ville - Louis Pradel
Métro D : Vieux Lyon - Cathédrale St Jean
Bus C3, S1 : Gare St Paul
Bus C13, C18, S6 : Terreaux Tobie Robatel
Bus C14, 19, 31, 40 : St Paul
Bus 27 : Tupin
Bus S12 : Hôtel de Ville - Louis Pradel