The other major events of the year

  • Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
    April 2019
  • Grand Prix de Formule 1 de Monaco
    May 2019
  • Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival
    June 2019
  • Jumping International de Monte-Carlo
    June 2019
  • Meeting Herculis EBS
    July 2019
  • Monaco Art en Ciel
    July 2019
  • Gala de la Croix Rouge Monégasque
    July 2019
  • Monaco Yacht Show
    September 2019
  • Festival International du Cirque
    January 2020
  • Le Rallye Monte-Carlo
    January 2020

Spring Arts Festival

The word “festive” is part of “festival.” A word which encourages us to take advantage of every moment to experience a celebration of listening to live music. The Printemps des Arts has continued to explore music said to be “classical” since 1984, to show that it is anything but classical!
It just has to be listened to in new concert formats, with artists who take risks and stray from the beaten track! Other moments of the festival are designed to be unmissable experiences, like the Surprise Voyage – a much-anticipated event which takes you to a secret location – and the Monaco Music Forum, which mixes jugglers, brass band, dance… in one mad day.
Come and share these moments of pleasure with us.

A Bit of History...

Founded in 1970 at the instigation of Princess Grace of Monaco, the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo is an annual music festival that takes place over four to five long weekends in the spring.  Since 1984, the event has been presided over by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, and in 2003 she named composer Marc Monnet as artistic director to oversee its development.
With an emphasis on creation, the Festival ensures that every spring the Principality is a destination of choice for all those united by a passion for music and the arts. The Festival’s two main priorities are a pronounced taste for diversity of artistic expression (music from the 11th to the 21st centuries, symphonies, operas, recitals, performances, dance, and so on) and a constant commitment to the highest standards of quality, presenting the finest artists of the time. Always prestigious, the artistic programme of this major event on the Côte d’Azur also aims to discover and encourage new talents. 
Sometimes offbeat and unexpected, the Printemps des Arts de Monte- Carlo has been surprising, thrilling and enchanting audiences for over thirty years.
One of the things that set the Printemps des Arts de Monte- Carlo apart from other European festivals is the importance it attaches to discovery, in the broadest sense of the word: discovery of musical cultures from other continents, with invitations extended to their finest representatives (sometimes unusual). Examples include the Congo (Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste / Kinshasa), the Royal Ballet of Cambodia, Russia (Mariinsky Orchestra directed by Maestro Gergiev). Also a Japanese weekend, a Hungarian evening, and a Moroccan day, not forgetting the portraits of composers (Scriabin, Haydn, Mahler, Berlioz, Ives, and others) and performances from visiting orchestras such as the Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon… and many internationally acclaimed quartets and classic and contemporary ensembles.

The Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo offers a voyage across the continents, to the heart of a single destination, on the edge of the Mediterranean.

Every year, the Festival sees:

  • More than 500 guest artists
  • Around 30 concerts
  • Over 10,000 spectators
  • Around one hundred accredited journalists from the French and international print and broadcast media.


Iconic Theatres

They are as much at the heart of the Printemps des Arts’ success as the performances themselves. Every year, audiences discover talented artists in an extraordinary environment. The Salle Empire of the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the Salle Garnier in the Opera de Monte-Carlo, the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo as well as the Oceanographic Museum, the Rainier III Auditorium, the Galerie Marlborough and the Théâtre des Variétés, host every year the greatest artists and are the settings for exceptional performances.

FESTIVAL PRINTEMPS DES ARTS DE MONTE-CARLO
12 avenue d'Ostende -  98 000 Monaco 
Tel +377 93 25 58 04
info@printempsdesarts.mc