Arsud (Regional cultural agency), a valuable asset for the Région Sud, supports amateur and professional clients in the cultural sector and is involved in the development and cultural promotion of the region.

It assists all live entertainment professionals and supports projects from teams of artists to present new works.

Its assistance with distribution comes in the form of enabling shows to tour bistrots in the Bistrots de Pays network, via the “Scènes de Bistrots” campaign and creating practical editorial tools dedicated to the performing arts.

To encourage the creation and distribution of performing arts in the south of France, Arsud has developed a new digital tool for managing event venues: Scènes au Sud.

This tool, which is designed to assist show distributors, artists, technicians and institutions, lists not only the equipment devoted to hosting live entertainment (theatre, dance, music, etc.) but also the open-air venues and multi-purpose venues that are suitably equipped all year round and are regularly available for hosting shows.


A stock of entertainment equipment and regional branches

Arsud has a stock of entertainment equipment that allows amateur and professional clients from the cultural sector (artists, associations, cultural operators, collectivities, etc.) looking to organise a show or any cultural event aimed at the general public to seek advice and borrow technical entertainment equipment, by reservation, at a very reasonable price.

Arsud, alongside its branches dotted throughout the Région Sud, performs a valuable public service and offers high-performance technical equipment: sound systems, lighting, podiums, rows of seats and lighting rigs, pianos, dance mats and stages, etc.

This equipment symbolises the Région Sud’s commitment to providing technical assistance and to helping ensure that cultural events are distributed more widely across the whole region.

In total, there are over 20,000 items listed online and available for anyone involved with culture in the region by reservation.


Parc BBA - crédit: G Bonnet
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Equipment stock of Arsud

Carrefour de la Malle, CD 60D
13320 Bouc-Bel-Air France
+33 (0)4 42 94 92 00

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Alpes-Maritimes/Est-Var branch for entertainment equipment 

Complexe Sophora bas
110 route de la Baronne / 13 allée des boulangers
06700 Saint-Laurent-du-Var France
+33 (0)4 92 12 64 00

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Hauts-Pays Alpins branch for entertainment equipment

3 chemin des vignes
05 400 Veynes France
+33 (0)4 13 10 90 20





Visiting artists: there are work spaces at your disposal

Throughout the year, Arsud supports new entertainment by hosting regional artists looking to explore new avenues of creation, prepare a recording or add the finishing touches to a show.


La Ruche - crédit :  F Moura
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La Ruche (The Hive)

The peculiarity of this space, located in Bouc-Bel-Air (Bouches-du-Rhône, France), is that it offers conditions for rehearsing that are identical to those of a small-capacity theatre. It is especially suitable for rehearsing ‘cabaret’-style shows and showcases, and is configured like a recording studio.

Arsud can also supply additional stage equipment over and above the permanent sound and lighting setup.

L' Atelier - crédit : G Bonnet
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Following an initiative from the Région Sud, Arsud has created a space for testing and finalising shows in order to stimulate new regional entertainment, in Bouc-Bel-Air (Bouches-du-Rhône, France).

This working room is ideal for hosting and assisting technical and artistic teams: it is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and has considerable technical resources for exploring various configurations in terms of sound, lighting, staging and video recording.

It also features dressing rooms and a warm-up room.


Arsud has hosted more than 800 projects and 700 artistic teams since 2009.

For more information, please visit

Carrefour de la Malle • CD 60 D • 13320 Bouc-Bel-Air • France
Tél. +33 (0)4 42 94 92 00

Michel Bissière,
Chairman of Arsud

Laurent Genre,