Seeing a movie or a play is easy. Nevertheless, it may be useful to visit the establishment’s website for more details on sessions or for any specific requests.
What do you need to know to go to the cinema or theater?
Advance booking and ticket purchase
Advance reservations are highly recommended, especially for the theater. Find out more directly on the websites of the various theaters, or subscribe to their newsletters for program information.
Tickets can be purchased directly online or at the cinema or theater box office. Your seats will be reserved and you must respect them, even at the cinema.
Prices vary according to program and venue. Tickets cost between 8 and 15 euros. Theater tickets can be much more expensive, up to several dozen euros for major productions or operas.
Time of arrival and during the session
Plan to arrive in advance. This gives you time to buy or collect your tickets, grab a snack and find your seat.
Cinemas offer sweets, popcorn and drinks. Some theaters also offer alcoholic beverages and snacks to be consumed before or after the play, or during the intermission.
At the cinema, you can buy your snacks before entering the theater and enjoy them during the show. Everyone is invited to clean up after their visit to the darkroom. Recycling garbage cans are available to spectators on leaving the theater.
During the film or performance, you’ll need to switch off your phone. If you have to leave the cinema during the screening, try to do so discreetly so as not to disturb the other spectators.
There is no specific dress code for cinema or theater. Nevertheless, appropriate attire is welcome.
See a movie at the cinema
Multilingual and varied programming
Luxembourg cinemas generally offer films in their original version with subtitles, in the country’s official languages (German, French and Luxembourgish). Major international productions can also be translated directly into German or French .
For movie buffs, don’t miss the following movie events:
- the Luxembourg City Film Festival in February/March, which brings together a film-loving public for an event that lasts several days.
- the City Open Air Cinema in summer in the Courtyard of the Palais Grand Ducal and the Théâtre des Capucins, or at Les Rotondes,
- the Italian Film Festival in Villerupt in autumn, or festivals produced by foreign communities living in Luxembourg.
Theaters also offerbirthday parties for children . Ask for information in each theater.
Where to see a movie? Movie theaters in Luxembourg
Luxembourg is well supplied with movie theaters. There are several rooms in Luxembourg-City or in the main cities of the country.
The movie theaters are very comfortable. The chairs offer comfortable seating and legroom. Spaces are provided for drinks and popcorn. Some movie theaters offer cozy or oversized seats.
Some cinemas specialize in blockbusters, while others offer screenings of auteur films. You’ll find all the information you need on the websites of the various venues.
Movie theaters in Luxembourg
Cinematheque de la Ville de Luxembourg
The Cinematheque is a charming and traditional cinema (former Ciné Vox) located at Place du Théâtre in Luxembourg-centre .
The programming is scholarly, diverse, historical and generic. A specific weekend program allows you to discover or rediscover representative films from the history of cinema.
The Cinémathèque also offers retrospectives and special events on the 7th art. You can also attend conferences, roundtables or festivals. The cinematheque is a partner of the Luxembourg City Film Festival.
Every first Sunday of the month, enjoy Ciné breakfast. The Cinematheque’s major annual event is the “Live Cinema” (silent film with symphony orchestra).
Kinepolis Cinema Complex
Kinepolis is a large cinema complex with several comfortable theaters. It offers mainly big productions. This cinema is located in Kirchberg, next to the Auchan shopping center. This proximity is very convenient for parking, even on Sundays and holidays.
Utopia is a venue located in Luxembourg- Limpertsberg. You can park on the parking lot of the Glacis.
The programming is oriented “art et essais” . This cinema shows films from all over the world.
For a public of film buffs, it continues to show films reserved for a well-informed public, with a preference for auteur cinema.
The Utopia cinema as well as Kinepolis Kirchberg participate in the Luxembourg City Film Festival .
Kinepolis in Esch-Belval
The Kinepolis Belval cinema is located in the BelvalPlaza shopping center in Esch/Alzette.
It offers 7 state-of-the-art auditoriums, including the largest in the country with 537 seats, and oversized seats for comfort. The program is varied for all audiences.
The Paris in Bettembourg
The cinema Le Paris in Bettembourg offers a 170-seat cinema. The program is diverse with international films for all audiences.
CinéStarlight in Dudelange
The CinéStarlight in Dudelange is a cinema managed by the Kinepolis.lu Group. International programs.
Cinekursaal in Rumelange
Even if the CineKursaal in Rumelange is the oldest cinema in Luxembourg, it offers today a great comfort following numerous renovations. You will have 140 cm between the rows of seats to stretch your legs! No programming in August. International programming for all ages.
Cinema Scala in Diekirch
This cinema is located on the site of the former wood industry.
Cinemaacher in Grevenmacher
International programming for all ages.
Cine Ermesinde in Mersch
Opened in 2014 on the premises of the Ermesinde High School in Mersch, this cinema offers a program of international films.
Waasserhaus in Mondorf-les-Bains
The Waasserhaus is a small cinema located in the Thermal Park of Mondorf-les-Bains. The programming is international.
Video-on-demand service with the Médiathèque numérique du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Digital Media Library)
Do you prefer to watch movies from your tablet, computer or connected TV? Subscribe to MéNuLu, Luxembourg’s digital media library.
Access is free by registering with the libraries behind the project or online at bimu.lu. The MéNuLu Offer is also available on smart TV via more traditional channels such as Apple TV or Chromecast.
Launched in April 2022, MéNuLu offers members a vast VOD offering of videos on demand. The Bibliothèque Nationale du Luxembourg, the Bibliothèque Cité de la Ville de Luxembourg and the Médiathèque du Centre National de l’Audiovisuel give subscribers access to over 20,000 audiovisual documents: documentaries, films, series, fiction, children’s films, music… Luxembourg’s cinematic heritage is not forgotten.
Treat yourself to movie nights at home and enjoy an eclectic selection!
Going to the theater
In Luxembourg, you can attend national plays, written by local authors and performed by Luxembourg actors. You can also book tickets for plays or operas with international companies.
There is a wide variety of theatre offerings. Subscribe to the newsletters of the different theaters to have access to their program.
Do not hesitate to take out a subscription in the theaters.This will allow you to reserve your seat quickly and easily, especially for large international productions. The opera houses are taken by storm.
National Theatre of Luxembourg – TNL
Born in 1996 in the framework of “Luxembourg – European City of Culture” in 1995, the Théâtre National de Luxembourg wants to be the showcase of Luxembourg theater. It is located in the district of Luxembourg-Merl.
The TNL is a theater of national creation and presents itself as a theater of languages and literature. It honors the 3 official languages of the Grand Duchy: French, German and Luxembourgish through a very modern program.
The National Theatre also offers opera and contemporary music, as well as dance performances.
Its objective is to promote Luxembourg culture internationally . Foreign artists are regularly invited to participate in its theatrical and operatic creations. National productions are also promoted abroad. He also leads international projects.
A specific program is offered to young audiences.
Luxembourg City has two municipal theaters: the Grand Théâtre and the Théâtre des Capucins.
Both present high quality theater productions or shows in collaboration with their international partners. The program is varied.
Built in the early 1960s, the Grand Théâtre is located in the Limpertsberg district of Luxembourg.
Le Grand Théâtre offers and co-produces opera, musical theater, classical and contemporary dance performances.
It has also hosted two Eurovision Song Contests in 1973 and 1984.
The large hall can accommodate up to 950 people. The studio can accommodate between 100 and 400 people.
To park, use the Robert Schuman parking lot with direct access to the theater.
Located on Rue du Théâtre, the Théâtre des Capucins is housed in the former convent of the Capuchin monks, in the heart of downtown Luxembourg.
The Capuchin Convent was acquired by the municipality in 1867. The latter used the Convent Church as a municipal theater until 1964.
Renovated, the theater was inaugurated in its current configuration in 1985. It offers an Italian-style hall with more than 260 seats.
The programming is national and European, with a focus on dramatic theater.
For parking, the Theatre parking lot is nearby.
Municipal Theater of Esch-sur-Alzette
The municipal theater of the city ofEsch-sur-Alzette was built in 1962. It offers 2 performance rooms.
The theater offers a dense and varied program of performances, balanced between French and German.
With a first room of more than 500 seats and a second more intimate room of 100 seats, the theater offers awide range of theatrical and musical performances.
Jazz concerts, dance shows or operas, café-theater, or literary evenings are presented there.
You can book your tickets at the theater box office, at the music conservatory or at the City Tourist Office.
An art gallery on the second floor of the theater offers exhibitions and is intended to be a real meeting place.
In addition to the Rotondes, the famous Cultural Center that offers many shows, other smaller theaters offer great opportunities for outings.
Théâtre des Casemates
Located in Luxembourg-Bonnevoie, this The theater was created in 1964 under the name “Centre Grand-Ducal d’Art Dramatique”. Its founder Tun Deutsch (1932-1977) wanted to attract a completely new audience by offering avant-garde theater.
In order to appeal to the youth of Luxembourg, Tun Deutsch has organized a summer festival called “Kasematten”. After the death of its founder in 1977, the Kasemattentheater continued its work under the impulse of talented Luxembourg directors.
The Théâtre des Casemates offers plays in German. It retains the modern and innovative spirit of its founder.
The Théâtre du Centaure was created in 1973 by Philippe Noesen, a graduate of the Comédie Française.
Located since 1985 in the Grand-Rue, it offers an eclectic and ambitious program in a beautiful vaulted cellar “am Dierfgen” . In this 50-seat theater, the intimate character offers a great proximity to the actors.
The theater offers its own theatrical creations, even operas, in a contemporary style and representative of the national artistic creation, but also more classical pieces.
His productions have toured in neighboring countries and have even won awards at festivals such as the Festival Off d’Avignon in France.
Its performances are offered in the 3 languages of the country, French, Luxembourgish and German.
Théâtre Ouvert Luxembourg – TOL
The TOL is a small theater created in 1972 by actors who are passionate about their work. Without a specific place for rehearsal or performance, the actors presented their creations throughout Luxembourg. The TOL finally settled in a former spirits warehouse in the Luxembourg-Bonnevoie district in 1985.
Two small rooms of fifty and sixty-five seats offer an intimate setting for the performances, like a pocket theater.
The Théâtre Ouvert de Luxembourg offers a creative theater with 4 creations per season.
The program is essentially in French and offers theater, café-theater, cabaret, one-man shows and musicals.
Local comedians tackle societal themes to take the audience on a journey of reflection on contemporary society.
Do you like going out? See also our pages dedicated to concerts and dance performances.
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