Arts Arena events are designed as international or specifically French-American cultural interactions. The events are free and open to the public; however, reservations are advised, as many events reach capacity and offer standing-room only for those who have not reserved a seat. To guarantee priority seating at all events, please RSVP to Each event is followed by a cocktail reception with the speakers and audience.

Additional special events are reserved for Arts Arena members as part of our ArtsArenaPLUS program. These have included an haute couture fashion show at the residence of the Russian Ambassador to France, a talk by bestselling author Alan Riding about his latest book, at the home of the Director of the Arts Arena, followed by dinner with the author, and a private concert by the Curtis Institute of Music chamber ensemble at a home overlooking the Luxembourg gardens. For information on becoming a member, please click here.

December 1, 2017

Orléans Concours International First Prize Winner Takuya Otaki in Concert

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 6e

December 11, 2017

The Arts Arena Watermill Performance

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 6e

Each year, a performance developed at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in Water Mill, Long Island, New York, is selected for a European premiere at the Arts Arena. Past Arts Arena Watermill Performances include Girlmachine. by Charles Chemin and Carlos Soto; excerpts from the dance-opera Wolf-in-Skins by choreographer Christopher Williams and… View More

December 18, 2017

ArtsArenaPLUS:  Rufus Wainwright Meets and Greets

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

Location: Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord - 37 (bis), bd de La Chapelle, Paris, 10e

We are delighted to announce that Rufus Wainwright has become a member of the Arts Arena's Advisory Council. Immediately following his December 18 concert at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Rufus will meet and greet members of the Arts Arena. The concert begins at 20:30. Photo: Matthew WelchView More