Le Diapason, Show Venue of the University of Rennes

The show venue of the University of Rennes, located in the heart of Beaulieu campus
Image du bâtiment le Diapason

The Show Venue

Each year, nearly 120 events are held at Le Diapason involving renowned or emerging artists, a multitude of student projects, events combining the arts and sciences and a weekly film club.
Some 24,000 people take advantage of this unique offer in the cultural landscape of Rennes.
Student rates vary according to the size of the show, from €5 to €8, and many events are free.

This space devoted to culture is multi-purpose, with two standing/seated configurations (700/500 seats), a 130m2 stage, sound, lighting and video equipment and the presence of two stage managers, making it possible to host all types of shows.

A space for creation
Le Diapason regularly hosts companies in residence for creations combining arts and sciences including Vertige, Oxygène and Richter Via Les Ondes.

Since 2005, many musicians have passed through Le Diapason, including Raahshan Ahmad, The Bikini Machine, Roy Ayers, Fred Wesley, Alice Russel, Kendra Morris, Robert Glasper Experiment, Didier Wampas and Mr Roux to name but a few.

An Exhibition Space

The exhibitions at Le Diapason are also varied and include scientific exhibitions, arts and sciences, as well as student projects.

The Cafeteria

The cafeteria is open from 9am to 5pm, at lunchtime for snacks (sandwiches, pies and salads), and on show nights for a drink.

Rehearsal Facilities

Two acoustic rehearsal rooms are available to students, one equipped with an upright piano and the other with a digital piano.

You can also use the film photo lab and the digital editing bench in the video workshop.

Students wishing to rehearse in a group can join the Ampli, the association that manages the university's current music room.

Sports Facilities

Le Diapason also has three sports rooms, namely a boxing room, a dojo, and a gym.