1. All debates and events in the Night of Ideas are free to attend and open to all, but prior registration is required.

2. For debates held in Ciné Lumière, you can either attend onsite or follow the livestream on our YouTube and Facebook channels.

3. Tickets need to be purchased for the films shown as part of Before the Night.


Safety Measures

1. All the strict hygiene measures in line with government guidance have been implemented for your full safety in all areas of the Institut.

2. Face covering is compulsory in our premises, including during film screenings and live events.

3. We strongly encourage you to take a lateral flow test before attending the Night of Ideas.



Institut français du Royaume-Uni
17 Queensberry Place
London SW7 2DT


Press enquiries

Natacha Antolini : – 020 7871 3520

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Call for Volunteers

Take part in the international cultural event the Night of Ideas and join our wonderful volunteers. You will get the opportunity to join a team for a tremendous programme of debates and performances!
For more info & to participate, send an email by Monday 14 Jan to:


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Food and Drinks

Food and drinks can be purchased at Café Tangerine, our in-house café-restaurant.



The Institut français reserves the rights to use pictures or videos taken during the event for marketing and media purposes. If you do not wish to have your photo taken or to be on the video, please tell the camera operator.