The Grimaldi Forum Monaco (GFM) is an exceptional theatre whose programme is focused around three main themes: exhibitions, shows and concerts. It supports a demanding and diverse programme suitable for all audiences.
For more than 20 years, the GFM has been involved in Monaco's cultural dynamic as part of its public service mission, and also contributes to the Principality's influence abroad.
One of its signature strengths is its know-how when it comes to event culture, and the expertise of a team that can understand the particularities of a topic and is able to offer tailor-made solutions based on two requirements: undeniable scientific value and rigorous quality in setting up the event, by relying on top specialists in each field.
Discover the great summer exhibitions at the GFM, as well as its "outside the walls" exhibits, shows and concert programming, THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS, and of course the essential artists and institutions in residence at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco!
A THEATRE DRIVEN BY THE DIVERSITY OF ITS THEMES
Every summer since 2000, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco (GFM) has produced a large thematic exhibition devoted to a major artistic movement, on any subject of heritage or civilisation where the renewal of creation is expressed. The GFM collaborates with the largest cultural institutions in the world - museums, foundations and galleries - who acknowledge the success of these major summer exhibitions by lending major works.
Another added value is that the Grimaldi Forum Monaco has exceptional spaces for total creative freedom, and among the best scenography tools.
Through the international influence of its exhibitions, as well as its travelling exhibits, the Grimaldi Forum has become a cultural showcase of the Principality of Monaco abroad. This expertise in cultural engineering is also acclaimed by clients of the Grimaldi Forum such as Chaumet and Art Monte Carlo.
CONCERTS & SHOWS
PROGRAMMING TO THE RHYTHM OF OUR AUDIENCES
When it comes to live shows, the stage in the Salle des Princes, Monaco's largest auditorium with nearly 1,900 seats and a 1,000 m² stage (equivalent to the Bastille Opera), as well as the Salle Prince Pierre (800 seats) and Salle Camille Blanc (400 seats), allow us to put on all types of productions. And you can't forget the Indigo Space, which has transformed into an innovative live club one Thursday a month ever since 2015.
In our hall of fame, musicals, concerts, ballets, orchestras, magic shows and dazzling artists, as well as circuses and theatre, have met the Grimaldi Forum's demand for eclectic programming and excellence accessible to all audiences.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
The Grimaldi Forum, THE HOME OF MONEGASQUE CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
The Grimaldi Forum is also a natural setting for the Monegasque cultural associations that are in residence there, such as the Monte Carlo Ballet, the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Opera, as well as the Monte Carlo Spring Arts Festival and the Princesse Grace Theatre.nbsp;
Travelling exhibitions are a great opportunity to share exhibits from the Grimaldi Forum in various places, which compensates for the short timeframes of public openings in Monaco, which are typically only two months.
Developing a policy of taking our exhibits abroad also allows us to reach the audiences of tomorrow.
The "Grace Kelly" and "Princes and Princesses of Monaco: a European Dynasty" exhibits designed by Thomas Fouilleron, Director of Archives of the Prince's Palace, are a superb example, with fifteen years of itineraries around the world; they're even the main reason for our export policy.
The international influence of these exhibitions is also a diplomatic vehicle, such as the "Princes and Princesses of Monaco. A European Dynasty" exhibit organised at Beijing's Forbidden City in 2018 as part of a cultural exchange with China.
The expertise of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco's Cultural Events department can also been seen through other subjects apart from Monaco, like the 2008 summer "Queens of Egypt" exhibit that travelled to Japan in 2015, or even within the framework of co-organising exhibits like "Bacon" at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (2016), and "Russian Avant-Garde: from Chagall to Malevitch" with Fundación MAPFRE in Madrid (2015 in Monaco and 2019 in Madrid).