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Municipal theatres

Now that the 2020–2021 season has begun, staff members at the Grand Théâtre and the Théâtre des Capucins are looking forward to seeing you once again! To ensure that you can simply sit back and enjoy the performance, the municipal theatres will strictly adhere to the applicable public-health measures. These will be adapted according to how the situation unfolds. Seating will therefore be limited, and masks must be worn at all times (including during performances) until further notice. For more information about the public-health measures and the 2020–2021 programme, go to www.lestheatres.lu or click here.

Bookings can be made by sending an email to info@luxembourgticket.lu or calling +352 47 08 95-1.

Municipal museums

The two municipal museums, the Lëtzebuerg City Museum and Villa Vauban – Musée d'Art de la Ville, reopened to visitors on Thursday, 14 May 2020.

Visitors to the Lëtzebuerg City Museum can see its permanent exhibition, entitled "The Luxembourg Story: More than 1,000 years of urban history", as well as its temporary exhibition, entitled "Browse through the City Archives".

  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00–18:00; Thursday, 10:00–20:00
  • citymuseum.lu/en

At Villa Vauban, the eagerly anticipated major exhibition on the life and works of Luxembourg sculptor Charles Kohl (1929–2016), which had to be postponed, has been open to the public since 23 May. The temporary exhibition, "Variations: A museum for everyone", is also open to visitors once again.

  • Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday, 10:00–18:00; Friday, 10:00–21:00
  • villavauban.lu/en

In addition, the public can enjoy the museums' virtual collections online at citymuseum.lu/en and villavauban.lu/en (3D tours of the exhibitions), and can find further information on their social media pages. To enhance your tour experience with further information and content, the museums recommend downloading their mobile apps, which are available for free from the App Store and Google Play. These are two separate apps: one for the "The Luxembourg Story" exhibition at the Lëtzebuerg City Museum, and the other for "Variations: A museum for everyone" at the Villa Vauban.

Rules:

  • The museums are only open to individual visitors or to groups from the same household.
  • Visitors must wear a mask.
  • Villa Vauban: no more than 30 visitors will be admitted at any one time.
  • Lëtzebuerg City Museum: no more than 40 visitors will be admitted at any one time.

The Muerbelsmillen reopened on 4 July 2020. This former mustard factory, given a new lease of life as a visitor centre, is on Rue Mohrfels in Pfaffenthal. Visitors can also take a virtual tour of the historic site at citymuseum.lu/en.

  • Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday, 14:00–18:00
  • Please note that no more than six visitors will be admitted at any one time.

The City also wishes to draw attention to the fact that the two municipal museums have been offering combined admission tickets since the beginning of the year: purchase a ticket to either one of the museums, and get into the other for free!

Municipal Archives

The Luxembourg City archives are once again welcoming visitors, by appointment, in the basement of City Hall at Place Guillaume II. In addition, every Sunday, on their Facebook page, the municipal archives continue to publish a select historical document from their vast collection.

Cinémathèque

In accordance with the guidelines issued by the relevant authorities, the Cinémathèque has applied all the measures needed to ensure that visitors can have a safe and enjoyable evening:

  • As seating is limited, please go to www.luxembourg-ticket.lu/en/1/home.html to book your tickets in advance.
  • Only people from the same household may sit together. We recommend that tickets for groups be purchased at the same time.
  • The evening box office opens 30 minutes before the start of the show (subject to availability). Please pay by credit/debit card where possible.
  • When purchasing a ticket, you will be assigned a seat. Please ensure that you sit in the seat indicated on the ticket.
  • A mask or other face covering that covers the mouth and nose must be worn inside the Cinémathèque (including during performances).
  • Hand sanitiser is available at strategic locations throughout the cinema.  
  • Additional and more stringent cleaning procedures are in place.
  • Please follow all instructions given by the Cinémathèque's trained staff.

Please note that the programme has been adapted to be in line with the curfew announced by the government on 23 October 2020: some of the start times have been changed, and a number of films will not be shown.

More information about the new start times can be found on www.cinematheque.lu and on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

Cité Bibliothèque

The Cité Bibliothèque (City Library) reopened on Tuesday, 29 September 2020 according to its usual opening hours, and certain services are now available again. To ensure that it can gradually resume activities under the safest possible conditions, the following public-health measures apply:

  • Masks must be worn and hands disinfected upon entry.
  • Visitors can once again access levels -1 and -2 in order to choose the items they want to borrow: to ensure that visitors can keep two metres apart from others at all times, access is limited to 20 people at a time (10 people per level).
  • The study rooms, computers and the newspaper department are closed until further notice.
  • People returning items are asked to place them in the boxes provided. These items will then be disinfected before being put back on the shelf.
  • Registration is still possible via www.bimu.lu/en
  • Users can still reserve items via the online catalogue (www.a-z.lu).
  • School groups (no more than 12 pupils) can once again visit Cercle Cité (contact: tuffi@vdl.lu).
  • Children's activities on Saturday mornings are suspended until further notice.
  • "Mardis littéraires" have been cancelled until 15 December 2020 inclusive.

The Cité Bibliothèque is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 19:00, and on Saturdays from 10:00 to 18:00.

Photothèque

The Photothèque (Photographic Archive) reopened on Monday, 16 November 2020 according to its usual opening hours (Monday to Friday, 7:30–12:00 and 13:30–17:00). 

To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit, the following public-health and organisational measures apply:

  • Visits must be booked in advance by calling 4796-4700 or sending an email to phototheque@vdl.lu
  • Two people will be allowed to visit each day, i.e. one person in the morning and one in the afternoon.
  • Visitors must adhere to the applicable public-health measures at all times.

Cercle Cité and CeCiL’s Box

The RatskellerCercle Cité's space for temporary exhibitions – reopened to the public on 13 July 2020. Masks must be worn and access is limited to 20 people at a time.

With its CeCiL’s Box project, Cercle Cité is once again showcasing a variety of original works in one of its windows on Rue du Curé as a way to support local artists. 

Programme: www.cerclecite.lu/en

Luxembourg City Conservatoire

As part of the measures introduced to halt the spread of COVID-19, the Conservatoire closed on Friday, 13 March 2020.

Private classes for students in the upper, medium and medium specialist tiers resumed on Monday, 11 May 2020. Under the progressive easing of lockdown, group classes for upper and 1er Prix students resumed on Monday, 8 June 2020.

At this stage, all private classes for lower-division students at the Conservatoire and at the École des quartiers (some 2,700 students), and group classes of other levels in all areas, are still suspended.

With respect to the Maison de la culture, most of the major educational projects, including "Piano Days", "Brassweek" and "Opéra", have been postponed for 12 months. Other events have had to be cancelled in light of the current exceptional situation.

Access to the Conservatoire, and to affiliated music schools in the city's districts, is restricted to Conservatoire staff and students until the start of the 2020–2021 school term.

The Conservatoire's auditorium was once again made available for use as a concert venue in September 2020, subject to compliance with public-health measures currently in force (seats must be booked in advance, patrons must keep two metres apart, and masks must be worn when in the building).

With the ActArt series of concerts scheduled to resume in October, the Conservatoire reopened to external organisers at the start of the new school term.

www.conservatoire.lu (only in FR)

Luxembourg City Film Festival

LuxFilmFest – Home Edition

Since exceptional times call for exceptional measures, LuxFilmFest, Film Fund Luxembourg, d’Filmakademie and vod.lu have teamed up to bring you the LuxFilmFest Home Edition, now available on http://www.vod.lu/en. This is an exclusive collection of films that you can watch from the comfort of your living room, at affordable prices.

Sports facilities and cultural centres

Outdoor facilities

The following outdoor facilities are open to the public and sports clubs:

  • Josy Barthel Stadium
  • Boy Konen sports pitches
  • Football pitches
  • Pétanque courts (clubs only)
  • Tennis courts
  • Archery range

Swimming pools and learner pools

The Badanstalt Aquatic Relaxation Centre, Bonnevoie Pool and Belair Pool reopened to the public on Tuesday, 15 September 2020.

In order to ensure user safety, the following public-health and organisational measures apply:

Public-health measures 

  • The preventive measures that apply in enclosed spaces also apply in the swimming pools. This means that face masks, or other face coverings that cover the mouth and nose, must be worn between the main entrance and the changing rooms.
  • Facilities such as saunas, steam baths, hot tubs, fitness rooms, shower rooms and baths, as well as mixed changing rooms are closed until further notice.
  • Group aquatic activities held indoors are suspended until further notice.
  • Changing rooms and shower facilities will be cleaned and disinfected after each use.

Bookings 

  • To prevent queues from forming, a two-hour session (e.g. 8:00–10:00, 10:00–12:00) must be booked in advance. Anyone who has not made an advance booking will not be allowed entry.
  • Capacity per two-hour session is limited as follows: 20 people at the Badanstalt Aquatic Relaxation Centre; 32 people at Bonnevoie Pool (24 in the large pool and 8 in the small one); and 30 people at Belair Pool (20 in the main pool and 10 in the small one).  
  • Bookings are to be made by telephone:
    • Badanstalt: 4796-2550
    • Bonnevoie Pool: 4796-3471
    • Belair Pool: 4796-4982
  • Bookings can only be made on the week in question, except for Monday sessions, which can be booked on the Friday before. Only one session can be booked at a time.
  • Bookings can be made for up to four people, including the person making the booking.

Opening hours

  • Badanstalt Aquatic Relaxation Centre (pool only)

 

Opens

Closes

Monday

Closed

Closed

Tuesday–Saturday

8:00

20:00

Sunday

8:00

12:00

  • Bonnevoie Pool

 

Opens

Closes

Monday

16:00

20:00

Tuesday

12:00

20:00

Wednesday

Closed

Closed

Thursday

12:00

20:00

Friday

16:00

20:00

Saturday

8:00

20:00

Sunday

8:00

12:00

  • Belair Pool

 

Opens

Closes

Monday–Friday

Closed

Closed

Saturday

10:00

18:00

Sunday

8:00

12:00

Multi-use sports halls

Multi-use sports halls have been open to sports clubs according to their usual opening hours since Monday, 15 June 2020:

Sports clubs can continue to use sports halls, as long as the laws and public-health measures currently in force are applied.

District

Address

Belair

14, rue d'Ostende

Hamm

Rue de Hamm

Belair

3, rue du Stade

Gare

Rue de Strasbourg

Rollingergrund

239, rue de Rollingergrund

Cents (temporary)

1A, boulevard Charles Simonis

Limpertsberg

47A, rue Ermesinde

Merl

62, boulevard Marcel Cahen

Kiem

40, boulevard Pierre Frieden

Eich

151, rue de Mühlenbach

Beggen

26, rue de Rochefort

Dommeldange

151, rue Nicolas Hein

Clausen

39, montée de Clausen

Bonnevoie

42, rue Jean-François Gangler

The changing rooms at all multi-use sports halls are open, but the showers are closed until further notice. Sports clubs using the facilities are responsible for adhering to the public-health measures currently in force.

Hollerich Skatepark and Boy Konen Bike Park

The skate park at the former slaughterhouse in Hollerich has been open according to its usual opening hours since Monday, 15 June 2020.

Cultural and community centres

When using the premises, associations are fully responsible for strictly adhering to the applicable social-distancing measures, safety precautions and hygiene practices, including the guidelines published by the Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé) and the National Health Directorate (Direction de la Santé). Associations must also provide all the equipment and products needed to adhere to these measures.

Cultural centres have been closed since 1 November 2020, and will remain so until further notice.