School and extracurricular groups

The mediation team of the CNCS is able to provide teachers from nursery school to further education, managers of institutions for young publics (crèches, leisure centers...), as well as structures dealing with leisure, art and culture with numerous activities to come and discover the CNCS with their group.

Committed to their mission to educate in artistic and cultural activities, the museum will facilitate your access to a wide range of visits and activities adapted to all age groups, to all grades and all educational programmes.

Choice of visits and activities adapted to all

Duration of visits and workshops: from 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes for each, depending on ages and activities.

Guided visit

Visit interspersed with fun, artistic interventions on the costumes and material to discover the exhibition in an active way with the guide.
Some showcases may not be commented on, depending on the age of the children and the themes presented.

Unguided visit

The accompanying adults are responsible for supervising their group.

Slide show visit

Detailed presentation of the pieces exhibited with a slide show followed by an unguided visit. Conference given by a CNCS guide.


A discovery in images of the preservation work carried out at the CNCS that is responsible for the preservation and valorization of performing art heritage.

Practical artistic workshop

In addition to the visits, groups are invited to participate in practical artistic workshops run by professionals. The workshops are designed to show the works in a different light, using art, textile creations, theatre, music and dance.

Games booklet

The CNCS ticket office can provide a free booklet designed to make the visit amusing for children from the age of 6.

Film projections

A film relating to the theme of the exhibition is projected continuously in the CNCS auditorium. It is made up of testimonies, extracts from shows and interviews. Special projections of films, shows or documentaries can also be provided upon request.

Documentary consultation and research

Pedagogical tools and resources

Students and specialized options

For further educational and specialized option students the CNCS mediation team is at your disposal to develop and put in place specific projects, workshops, training sessions, study days…

Made to measure workshops

For specialized training in art and design, the museum offers the possibility of participating in made to measure workshops.

You will be able to benefit from shared working time in immersion conditions of from several days to a week with the specialized personnel of the CNCS and guest professionals who will provide advice and share their experience. Under their guidance, you will participate in initiation workshops on a specialized technique or practice (mannequin dressing, textile decoration or restoration etc…).

Themes will deal with sectors of activity that are specific to the museum and stage costumes. The costume will be treated in the context of its heritage and in relation to its history, the material and techniques used in its creation. The highlight of the workshop is the opportunity provided to share knowledge and cultural and practical input. It calls for reflection, methodology and technique.


Picnic area

Picnics can be held outside in the gardens of the CNCS. There are no areas available inside the CNCS building. A marquee is accessible outside upon reservation. However, climatic conditions during the winter period do not permit an optimal welcome.

Prior reservation for the marquee is obligatory. Accompanying adults must remain with their group(s).

The Cafe-Restaurant

The Cafe-Restaurant also caters to groups for lunch in the restaurant or packed lunches (reservation required) Tel: 04 70 20 76 20 and

Practical information

Duration of visits and workshops: 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes depending on age and activities.
Group price for 25 people maximum – reservation obligatory.
Free for accompanying adults, limited to one free entry for eight paying visitors.
Temporary exhibition + The Nureyev Collection for unguided visits: 3 € /student (from 10 people).
Guided visit: 80 €
Presentation-conference or slide show visit (maximum 50 people): 80 €
Workshop: 100 €
Guided visit + workshop: 160 €
Film projection, reservation required: 40 €
Audio-guide: 1 € /student (according to availability, The Nureyev Collection only)
The Nureyev Collection (inter-exhibition period) Same prices as the temporary exhibition with the exception of unguided visits: 2 € per student

Informations and booking

The mediation team is available to create with you optimal conditions to ensure a successful visit and adapt an activity according to your pedagogical project.

To ensure a successful visit, all activities, even for an unguided visit, should be reserved in advance.

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Sandra Julien

Mediation - School and Further educational Publics
Tél : 04 70 20 76 20

Geneviève Gardette

Reservation department
Tél : 04 70 20 76 20

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