Théâtre des Asphodèles

Théâtre des Asphodèles took part in its first Festival of Lights with a project entitled La Cité Lumineuse displayed at its own premises at 84, avenue Félix Faure.

From 2004 to 2006, the site featured lights and characters hanging from a sky of coloured stars, designed to surprise audiences.

In 2007, it created the Labo # des Asphos in its new site in the former Merck laboratories in Avenue Lacassagne. University students, design students, artists and collectives were invited to take up residence and fill a number of stalls with their original projects, turning the Théâtre des Asphodèles into a beehive for the 3 evenings at the festival. The building's long corridor was lined with nine stalls, featuring the work of artists from a range of backgrounds, each creating their own universe.

En 2011, Labo # des Asphodèles moved to the Grolée district of Lyon to light up the streets' shop windows.
In 2013 and 2014, Labo# decorated Charles Marie Widor Square with original, eye-opening creations.

Théâtre des Asphodèles has now moved into the public arena and this year is once again delighting audiences with its enthusiasm for light and design.

By the same artist

Expérimentations étudiantes | Workshop - Projets Mapping Emergence (2017)

Experimental works from the Grands Ateliers 

Check out the works submitted by the Grands Ateliers student cluster following a national call for projects to schools of art, architecture, design and engineering.

Fourteen light features and light imagined by these students from different disciplines pave the way between and André Malraux gardens. Don’t forget to admire the magnificent view of Lyon bathed in light.


Emergence Mapping Workshop and Projects

The façade of the CROUS student residence offers a backdrop to nine architectural projections which can be viewed from the Saint Pothin esplanade. They are the output of a workshop held on the subject of narration and mapping initiated by the Festival of Lights in conjunction with Epinal’s Festival of the Image. These projects testify to the boundless imagination of the new generation of light artists and their prowess in myriad techniques.



These projects are supported by the City of Lyon as part of the Festival of Lights Emergence programme designed to encourage young artists.

Experimental works from the Grands Ateliers supported by ReneSola and the Tête d'Oie Restaurant. Emergence Mapping Projects supported by Epinal’s Festival of the Image, Lyon CROUS student housing association and VLS.


Aspho Labo (2014)

Using objects, design and architectural highlighting, student artists transform Place Charles Marie Widor, the children's square, the trees, the playground equipment, the school facades and the St. François de Sales Church. Everything is done with light in all its forms on the theme of childhood.

With the technical support of Led Lenser

Labo #8 Images (2014)

Ecole Michelet, Lyon 2

Young artists from schools of image arts in the Lyon area have decorated and transformed the blank wall located in the courtyard of Ecole Michelet with short audiovisual sequences. Visible from Rue Sala and Rue Charité, the wall has been used to propose several ways of processing images, several techniques and know-how on the common theme of "Childhood".

Sponsored by Christie

Aspho Lab (2013)

Young artists have taken over Place Charles Marie Widor, using light to transform the way this heritage setting is seen and arranging lighted objects in the open space.

A visual path which will liven up the angle between the Sala and Comte streets « Labo des Aspho » . Visitors are invited to go back and forth between the two.  

Labo #5 (2011)

"Light Experiments" implant their laboratory on the Presqu'île in the display windows of the Grôlée district. French and German students and artists will propose a subtle scenography on the theme of Nature in the City, shedding a new light on this complex relationship.

In collaboration with the Franco-German platform for Young Creation, the Lighting Design and Management program (IAE University Jean Moulin, Lyon 3) and the Technische Universität of Berlin.