Practical Guide

Different types of access

Free admission

Open-air screenings at the Cinéma de la Plage are open to all.

Professional badge-holders

On presentation of your professional badge you will be admitted to screenings of movies in the Official Selection held in the Debussy, Buñuel, Bazin, Soixantième, Olympia theatres, within the limit of available places.
Your badge also affords access to the Cannes Short Films viewing areas.



An invitation is required to attend screenings in the Grand Théâtre Lumière and at 8:30am in the Debussy Theatre. Invitations are strictly personal and are not transferable. Accepting an invitation implies that you agree to be photographed and/or filmed.

Two Gala screenings are held every evening in the Grand Théâtre Lumière. Invitees should bring their badges and attend at the correct time and place in front of the Red Carpet Steps as shown on their invitation. 
Black tie/evening dress is required for gala screenings. For all other screenings appropriate smart dress is sufficient. Invitations are strictly personal and may not under any circumstances be sold to a third party. Any infringement of this rule may incur legal action.


Last-Minute Access:
Depending on the number of places still available, badge-holders who were unable to obtain an invitation may attend all screenings in the Grand Théâtre Lumière and at 8:30 in the Salle Debussy, Every year, 3,000 people benefit from the Last-Minute Access.


Withdrawing invitations
To receive Invitations to screenings in the Grand Théâtre Lumière and at 8:30 in the Salle Debussy, please refer to the reverse side of the personalised welcome sheet you were given along with your badge. Your requests will be filled in so far as possible, but please note that we receive many more requests than the number of available invitations.


Returning invitations
Every invitation received must be used: If you cannot attend, you MUST return the invitation to the counter that issued it or to the central ticket counter in the Hall Méditerranée.
Failure to comply may result in restrictions being placed on the number of invitations issued to you. 


Invitations must be returned:

  • by 12:00 non on the day of the screening: for screenings at 7:30 pm, 10:30 pm and midnight
  • by 4:00 pm the day before the screening: for screenings at 8:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Festival Theatres

The Grand Théâtre Lumière

Presents the feature films of the Official Selection in Competition, Out of Competition and the Midnight Screenings.
Admission: via the Red Carpet Steps, on invitation or with a badge via the last-minute access.
Priority access for the press, on presentation of your badge for the 8:30 screenings. 

Debussy Theatre

The Debussy Theatre

Presents the feature films in Competition at 8:30, the Selection for Un Certain Regard, Short Films in Competition and the Masterclasses.
Admission: via the Debussy Steps, on presentation of your badge.

The Buñuel Theatre

Presents the Cannes Classics programme, the Cinéfondation Selection, the Masterclasses.
Admission: via the main entrance of the Palais F+5, on presentation of your badge.

Soixantième Theatre

The Soixantième Theatre

Presents feature films In Competition, Out of Competition, Cannes Classics and Special Screenings.
Admission: Roof of the Riviera (via the Forecourt on the sea side) on presentation of your badge.

Bazin Theatre

The Bazin Theatre

Presents Un Certain Regard Day-After screenings and press screenings.
Admission: via the main entrance of the Palais F+3, on presentation of your Press badge or any other badge for Day-After screenings.

The Cinéma de la Plage

Offers open-air screenings each evening from 9:30 pm.
Admission: open to all depending on the number of available places, Macé Beach.

Marché du Film theatres

The Marché du Film screening rooms are located in the Palais, in the Riviera and in the city of Cannes.
Admission: on presentation of the Marché du Film badge or invitation (or Press badge, if authorised).

In the Palais

Theatres B to H - Location: Level F+3

Theatres I - J - K - Location: Level F+4

In the Riviera

Riviera Theatres 1 and 2 - Location: Level 0

Lérins Theatres 1 to 4 - Location: Level 1

In the city

Arcades, theatres 1 to 3 (77, rue Félix Faure)

Olympia, theatres 1 to 9 (5 bis, rue d'Antibes)

Hôtel Gray d'Albion, theatres 1 to 5 (1st floor - 38, rue des Serbes)

Best practices

No video/audio/photo recording

No selfies on the Steps,
neither in the screening theatres

No mobile phones in the screening theatres

Dress Code required