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Cultural life in Brest

Brest, a broad range of venues for entertainment and the arts

Home to a national cultural centre featuring a world-class concert hall and theatre, a national street art centre, art galleries and another two theatres, Brest offers a full and varied programme of live music, theatre and the arts. You'll be spoilt for choice!

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Le Quartz

Theatre, concerts

National theatre, conference and cultural centre, The Quartz auditorium has a seating capacity of 1,560 and an annual audience of 150,000.





La Carène

Concert hall

A venue for popular music, with two stages (1,300 seats), seven rehearsal studios and a resource centre. It welcomes 38,000 spectators and hosts around 80 concerts every year.





Cabaret Vauban

Concert venue

The legendary concert venue in the heart of Brest, with a capacity of 500.






La Passerelle, Centre d'art contemporain

Centre for contemporary art

The Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain is both a gallery and a centre for exchange between artists and art lovers. The Passerelle was founded in 1988 and is housed in an exceptional industrial building of 4,000 m², located in the centre of Brest.




SEE also :

  • Le Mac Orlan
    A theatre with a 469-seating capacity.
  • La Maison du Théatre
    A theatre with 300 seats, devoted to dramatic art. It also has a rehearsal studio, two workshops and documentation centre.
  • The conservatoire of music, dance and dramatic art
  • Le Fourneau
    Brittany national centre for street art
  • Musée des beaux-arts – Museum of Fine Arts

The newest addition to this list is Brest Arena, opened in September 2014, a large sports and cultural events centre in the west of the city, with a capacity for 5,000 spectators.

To discover

Brest campus

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Cultural trip

In Finistère

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