The Great Alibi – The Art of the Cinema

The Audiovisuel Institute of Monaco presents a 2008 French mystery film directed by Pascal Bonitzer. A classic Agatha Christie whodunnit mixed with a Hitchcockian psychological thriller with a star cast having the time of their lives. Screened as part of the “From Page to Screen” initiative in partnership with the Alliance française Monaco. On Tuesday, January 16 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés.

Allan Watsay, détective privé – Theatre for children

Allan Watsay is a private detective. On learning that the artists of the Luigi circus have disappeared, his investigator’s ears prick up. Finally, a case worthy of his reputation! Armed with his secret agent’s tools, he prepares to conduct his inquiries with the help of the children, but will he be the man of the hour? Prepare for a thrilling mix of suspense, humour, twists, magic, and audience participation. On Wednesday, January 17, Saturday, January 20 at 14:30 and Sunday, January 21at 14:15 at the Théâtre des Muses.

Discover more here.

A Circus Festival – Concert for a young audience

“Chamber Music – A Circus Festival” with Joan Mompart, actor, Marina Sosnina, sand artist, Adela Urcan, violin, Federico Hood, viola, Thierry Amadi, cello, Malcy Gouget, flute, Véronique Audard, clarinet, Samuel Tupin, trumpet, Florian Wielgosik, tuba, Mathieu Draux, percussion, and Christine Rossi, accordion. Concert for a young audience, recommended for ages 5 years and over. On Wednesday, January 17 at 15:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more here.

Les animaux font leur cirque – Theatre for Children

What’s going on at the circus today? Mr Loyal is nowhere to be seen and the animals have seemingly been left to their own devices. Ladies and gentlemen, the show is about to begin… Drum roll.. Music! But… why is the monkey laughing? And why won’t the panda play along? What if all this excitement was leading up to something special… The surprises just keep coming for Sébastien the magician. On Wednesday, january 17, Saturday, January 20 at 16:30 and Sunday, January 21 at 11:00 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.

Les Frottements du Cœur – Theatre

Frictions of the Heart is a journey into the surreal, epic and darkly funny world of intensive care. This is the gripping, amusing, blistering account of a talented young actress, who suddenly and brutally finds herself at death’s door. A simple case of the ‘flu takes a turn for the worse, and the young woman is rushed to hospital. With her heart failing and her life in the balance, the medical team decide to place her on a cardiopulmonary bypass machine. On stage, the machine and the medical team are portrayed by a nurse/musician. So strange for a heart to fail at the tender age of 29…On Thursday, January 18, Saturday, January 20 at 20:00 and Sunday January 21 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.

Tout le monde savait – Elodie Wallace – Theatre

“They’re going to come looking for me, interrogate me, ask me a whole lot of questions, force me to go back to the forest and show them where the body’s buried. I need to stick it out.” Accused of murder by her husband, Valérie Bacot is a one-woman struggle. That of a woman trying to escape the clutches of her tormentor, of a woman trying to protect her children, of a victim ready to speak a disturbing but necessary truth. Based on the book by Valérie Bacot with Clémence de Blasi, published by Éditions Fayard. On Thursday, January 18 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more here.

International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo

The 46th Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo and 11th New Generation. 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s most famous circus festival (1974-2024). It will also close the commemorations celebrating the Centenary of Prince Rainier III (1923-2023), Founder of the Festival. A show not to be missed! From Friday, January 19 to Sunday, January 28 at the Espace Fontvieille. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

8th Trophée du Rocher – Dance Competition

Organised by ASM Danse Sportive and Monaco Rock et Danses. There are two specialties: standard dances (slow waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, slow fox and quick step) and Latin dances (chachacha, rumba, samba, paso doble and jive). Each couple can present five or ten choreographies (standard or Latin, or both). On Saturday, January 20 from 12:00 to 13:30 at the Espace Léo Ferré. Discover more here.

Tribute to Rachmaninov – Symphonic Concert

Conducted by Eivind Gullberg Jensen, with Valeriy Sokolov, violin. Music by NIELSEN, SIBELIUS, RACHMANINOV. On Sunday, January 21 at 18:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more here.

92nd WRC Rallye Monte-Carlo

With 14 mountain passes to negotiate along 17 special stages taking in five French départements, the route of this inaugural stage of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship is taking place at a higher latitude – and thus a higher altitude. The Organising Committee of the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) has opted for a return to the Hautes-Alpes, and more specifically Gap, host town from 2014 to 2021, with the hope that the drivers will have to contend with even snowier conditions than those encountered in previous years. From Monday, Januaery 22 to Sunday, January 28 – Place du Casino and Gap (Hautes-Alpes). Discover the official entry list and maps here.

The Circus – Hourdequin Collection – Auction

Patrick and Krinou Hourdequin, both passioniate circus fans, devoted their life to the art and in doing so forged close ties with Monaco. The eclectic collection of paintings, sculptures and objects tells the story of their fascination with the circus. Each piece bears the imprint of their journeys and symbolises their unfailing commitment to the circus arts. A treasure trove of anecdotes and souvenirs, this collection is the very embodiment of the couple’s shared love. From Monday, January 22 to Wednesday, January 24 from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00, and Thursday, January 25 at 10:00 to 12:00 at the Hôtel des Ventes Monte-Carlo. Auction sale is on Thursday, January 25 at 14:30 pm. Discover the Lots and more here.

Bruno Mantovani gives Lecture

Bruno Mantovani, composer and conductor, on “Pure music and opera: a question of inspiration”. Organised by the Prince Pierre Foundation. On Monday, January 22 at 18:30 at the Théâtre des Variétés.

Le Prince au cœur du cirque – Exhibition

See a vast treasure trove of circus exhibits, including still photographs, moving picture footage, artists’ costumes, previously unseen documents, posters, and more, as part of celebrations marking the centenary of Prince Rainier III. Curated by HSH Princess Stéphanie and Dr Alain Frère, the scenography and curatorship were guided by the words of Prince Rainier III, who said that “the circus is experienced with the senses and that it is above all a living art”. His writings and testimonies accompany the visitor on a journey combining video extracts from emblematic acts, unpublished documents from the Palais de Monaco Archives, numerous costumes from the collection of Dr Alain Frère and works brought together for the first time , in order to experience and discover the history of the most prestigious Festival in the circus world. Until January 28, 11:00 till 19:00 at the Terrasses de Fontvieille in the former Automobile Museum. Discover more here.

December Light – Exhibition

La Società delle Api (The Bee Society) hosts the first solo exhibition in Monaco by Yu Nishimura. With the title December Light, Yu Nishimura’s paintings depict an everyday environment with his specific ability to bring out the light that emanates from the surfaces.

At Le Quai 8, quai Antoine 1er, 4th floor, until January 19, 2024, by appointment only. To book a visit, please write to


The Prince and the Mediterranean – Exhibition

As part of commemorations marking the centenary of Prince Rainier III (1923-2023), the Oceanographic Museum presents its new permanent exhibition, “The Prince and the Mediterranean”. Visitors to the exhibition, the Oceanographic Institute’s tribute to the unshakeable connection between Princer Rainier III and the ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea in particular, will step aboard his ship, Deo Juvante II. Guided by the voice of H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, they will navigate through four fascinating spaces, each exploring a different facet of the Prince and his passion for all things aquatic. At Musée Océanographique de Monaco.

Pier Paolo Calzolari – Casa ideale – Exhibition

Pier Paolo Calzolari is known for the formal originality of a multidisciplinary art (painting, sculpture, but also performances understood in the sense of “acts of passion”), often using organic materials such as tobacco leaves, fire, or frost to create “installation pieces” that push the boundaries of contemporary art. This retrospective exhibition, entitled “Casa ideale”, is a rare opportunity to discover the world of an artist who has left his mark on the history of art through a mostly unconventional approach to the various artistic forms. Until Sunday, April 7 at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Paloma. Discover more here.

Polar Mission – Exhibition

Discover an immersive and interactive experience! Take on the role of a roving reporter and set off on a mission to explore the Polar regions! This new exhibition includes five thematic areas spread over two levels. Learn about the Poles and their wildlife, and the men and women who populate and explore them. Fascinating objects and documents, digital content and immersive devices come together to create a 360° experience. The great voyage can begin! Until Tuesday, December 31, at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Lecture by Irish author Patrick O’Sullivan Greene

Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will give a lecture at the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. Patrick’s new book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’ tells the real history of the money, power and political battles that defined Irish-America for a generation. On Wednesday, January 24 at 19:00. Discover more here.


Join Club Vivanova in partnership with the British Association of Monaco (BAM) for a celebration marking the life and work and the anniversary of the birth of Robbie Burns in 1759. The ticket prices for BAM members are 135€ (non-members’ price is 150€), book online by using this link,, if booking online the BAM member discount code is: BAM-BURNS. On Thursday, January 25 at 19:00 to 23:30 at the Fairmont Monte Carlo.

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