Monday 20

Monaco Ocean Week

5th Monaco Ocean Week is full of press conferences, workshops, symposiums, colloquiums, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, screenings of documentary films and awareness-raising workshops, to promote the preservation of the oceans. From Monday , March 20 to Sunday, March 26. Discover more at the Monaco Ocean Week website.

Le Nozze di Figaro – Opéra de Monte-Carlo

Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart. Musical direction by Philippe Jordan, stage direction by Katharine Strommer and Lisa Padouvas. On Monday, March 20 at 19:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more here.

Tuesday 21

Anatomy of a Relationship – The Art of the Cinema

The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco presents the 1976 black and white film ANATOMIE D’UN RAPPORT directed by Luc Moullet.

Funny yet tragic, banal yet extraordinary, this French docu-fiction is a refreshingly liberated look at sexuality. On Tuesday, March 21, at 20:00, at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more at the Tout l’art du cinéma website.

Une Situation Délicate – French Theatre

Nicolas is deeply in love with Julie and wants to marry her. Touched by his earnest love for her, she decides to break things off with her lover, Philippe, twenty years her senior and married to Marianne. She must meet him one last time at his home, and tells Nicolas she is going to her parents’. He secretly follows her. A series of misunderstandings and mistakes ensues! Based on the play “Relatively Speaking’ by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Ladislas Chollat, adapted in French by Gérald Sibleyras, and starring Gérard Darmon, Clotilde Courau, Max Boublil and Élodie Navarre. On Tuesday, March 21 at 20:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more here.

La Traviata – Opéra de Monte-Carlo

La Traviata by Verdi. Musical direction by Massimo Zanetti, stage direction by Jean-Louis Grinda. On Tuesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 23 at 20:00 Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more here.

Wednesday 22

Carte Blanche for Conservatoires – Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival

The stage is open to young musicians from the Rainier III Academy of Monaco and music schools across the region. Free upon reservation. Discover more and reserve your tickets at the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival website.

Music and Cinema – Screening

A mix of a concert and film screening created for a young audience (ages 3 and over) but adults are welcome, too! Whether the images are drawn, painted, or made on computer, the films match the rhythm of the music for a wonderful initiation into the world of music. The first part will feature a brass band accompanying the fables of Jean de la Fontaine, in partnership with the Rainier III Academy. Organised by the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco. On Wednesday, March 22 at 16:30 at the Institut Audiovisuel de Monaco. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Dedans moi – French theatre for children

A rollercoaster journey of emotions, in which we tremble in fear, cry out in anger, dance with love and sing for joy! A blend of living performance, painting, animated film, and original music, Dedans Moi (Inside Me) is a fascinating depiction of our every emotion, from the tiniest to the most powerful. These thirty minutes of colourful poetry make for the perfect introduction to the theatre. On Wednesday, March 22 at 15:30 and 16:30 and also from Saturday, March 25 at 15:30 and 16:30 to Sunday, March 26 at 11:00 and 15:15 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.

Educational pieces for non-musical children, quartet and electronics – Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival

Fabrice Jünger’s creation for educational purposes, Remember, combines a quartet of professional musicians with primary and secondary school classes. Poetry and music, instrumental writing and electronic diffusion respond to each other, to make us better listen to the world around us. On Wednesday, March 22 at 19:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your free entry at the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts festival website.

Thursday 23

La contrebasse – French Theatre

Shortly before his novel Le Parfum became a worldwide hit, Patrick Süskind wrote this play with universal appeal. In it, a nameless musician, who plays double bass in an orchestra, awaits the next performance, alone with his instrument, his dreams, his bad faith, his artistic and romantic frustrations, amplified by his music. A darkly humorous masterpiece, La Contrebasse (The Double Bass) is a striking portrait of a human in all his greatness and mediocrity, battling the social machinery represented by the hierarchy of the orchestra, bound to his instrument in a love-hate relationship. From Thursday, March 23 to Saturday, March 25 at 20:30 and Sunday, March 26 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Reading of poems by Anna Akhmatova – Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival

In a double recital punctuated by readings of Anna Akhmatova’s poems by Jean-Yves Clément, Peter Laul presents the complete Ten Piano Sonatas by Alexander Scriabin, a vast journey leading to the exalted climax of the Tenth Sonata. On Thursday, March 23 at 20:00 at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery and on Saturday, March 25 at 20:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your tickets at the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts festival website.

Mercier’s Dream by Alain Pastor – French Theatre

Paris, July 1794, during the Terror, Françoise-Thérèse de Choiseul-Stainville, a young French aristocrat who has become a Princess of Monaco by marriage, has been in prison for months awaiting trial before the Revolutionary Court – which could see her condemned to the guillotine. Could the sudden arrival in her cell of writer Louis-Sébastien Mercier, who had dreamed of “the most peaceful and happy” revolution, be a sign that she is to escape that cruel fate? Especially as, in the shadows, dark moves are afoot against Robespierre, suspected of harbouring dictatorial ambitions. An unlikely meeting in a tragic setting. Presented by the Diocese of Monaco. On Thursday, March 23 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more at the Diocese of Monaco website.

Yarol Poupaud – Thursday Live Session

On Thursday, March 23 at 20:30 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Free entry, booking recommended. Discover more here.

Friday 24

A Corps Perdus – Théâtre Musical

From this Monday, March 20, several 2nd year students from the École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques – Pavillon Bosio (ESAP) will move to the Princess Grace Theatre for a week to prepare a new musical theater project. At the end of the residency week, the students of ESAP, in collaboration with musicians from the Nice Conservatory, will present a theatrical and musical experience entitled A corps perdus. Under the coordination of Damien Sorrentino and Dominique Drillot, the performance features three explorers who travel through different worlds and try to talk with the creatures that inhabit them. Their quest? Find a form of transcendence in order to achieve eternal life… Free entry. On Friday, March 24 at 19:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more at the Pavillon Bosio website.

Nicolas Hodges, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Eva Ollikainen – Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival

This year’s special guests, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Eva Ollikainen, combine Samuel Barber’s First Symphony with its model, Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7. Piano soloist Nicolas Hodges performs a suite by Betsy Jolas with a retrospective feel. On Friday, March 24 at 20:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more at the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts festival website.

Saturday 25

Cerebral Man – Conference

This lecture on the theme of the human brain takes place every two years. The organ is the literal nerve-centre of all our behaviour, our actions, our emotions, but also sadly many diseases. The theme of the 2023 edition will focus on innovations in the field of neuro-technology, under the title Fiction or Reality, looking at how advances will impact the lives of people with diseases in the very near future. The programme of the congress is determined by the scientific panel of the FESN, chaired by Prof Pierre Magistretti, and organised with the support of Magnoglia, a Monegasque company that looks to develop innovative pharmaceutical products in the field. On Saturday, March 25 at 14:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more here.

Jory Vinikour – Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival

The famous American harpsichordist Jory Vinikour pays tribute to a founding father of the art of the keyboard, Johann Jakob Froberger, and to one of his distant “disciples”, Christophe Maudot, in a set of ancient and modern pieces that combine stylistic richness and exacerbated expressiveness. On Saturday, March 25 at 15:00 at One Monte-Carlo. Discover more at the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts festival website.

Rose Ball

The Rose Ball is held in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation. The creative mind behind the staging of this year’s star-studded event is the celebrated designer best known for his iconic red shoes, Christian Louboutin, who will be decorating the prestigious Salle des Etoiles with a Bollywood theme. On Saturday, March 25 at 20:00 at the Salle des Etoiles. Discover more here.

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Sunday 26

Tribute to Chet Baker – Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival

Chet Baker’s regular bassist for many years, Riccardo del Fra, celebrates the legendary American trumpeter in an original tribute programme performed by his quintet and the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie (My Chet My Song). With Mystery Galaxy in the second part, he then opens a door to his own abundant inspirations.On Sunday, March 26 at 15:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your tickets at the Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival website.


The ‘Lost-Found’ exhibition on Quai Antoine has brought together the artworks of three artists with different backgrounds, art styles, methods and inspirations under one roof to create a conversation between two cultures. The paintings of Monegasque artist Toby M. Wright have been joined on the walls by the works of Ukrainian artist Masha Shubina, while her compatriot, Egor Zigura fills the floor with thought-provoking sculptures in an exhibition organised by the Monegasque National Committee of the International Association of Plastic Arts. Available for public viewing free of charge until March 30. The exhibition can be found at 10 Quai Antoine 1er, and is open everyday between Monday and Friday, from 14:00 until 19:00. Read more...

75 Years of Porsche

Twelve of the most iconic Porsche cars have temporarily taken their place on Quai Albert-1er in the newly relocated and refreshed Car Collection of HSH Prince Albert, in an exciting exhibition organised by the Circle des Amis de la Collection Princier in collaboration with the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. The exhibition will be available for public viewing until March 20. Read more on NEWS.MC.

‘The World We Make‘ – Amy Sherald Exhibition

Since March 2018, when Houser & Wirth announced exclusive worldwide representation of American artist Amy Sherald, four major exhibitions took place: in New York, Los Angeles, last year in London – her first solo show in Europe and from the end of January this year a selection of new and monumental works by Amy Sherald is brought to Monaco.

On display at Hauser & Wirth Monaco until April 15. This exhibition is not to be missed. More on NEWS.MC.

Looking Forward

Child CARE Monaco’s 10th Vintage Car Rally

On Sunday, September 10. This year men are welcome to accompany the ladies! As usually, bring your own car or let the team organise it for you. For booking and more information, please contact

Monet in Monaco

On the 140th anniversary of Claude Monet’s first stopover in Monte-Carlo and on the Riviera, the Grimaldi Forum will devote its major summer exhibition to him from July 8 to September 3. Reservations for this truly exceptional exhibition can be made here. Ticket prices until June 30, 7 euros in place of 14. +377 99 99 3000.