CanalOlympia is the leading network of cinema and live performance venues in Africa. Several dozen venues are set to open in central and western African countries, where entertainment and cultural infrastructures are often lacking, appealing to a population with an increasing appetite for cultural content.
Nine venues have already been opened: eight since 2017 in Conakry (Guinea), Douala (Cameroon), Niamey (Niger), two in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Dakar (Senegal), Lomé (Togo) and Cotonou (Benin), after the inauguration of a first venue in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in June 2016.
CanalOlympia venues are structured around a modular movie theater with 300 seats, which can be transformed into an open-air stage with space for an audience of several thousands. The venues are fitted with the latest projection and sound technologies and use energy provided by solar panels.
Serving as venues for movies, concerts and other kinds of shows, these spaces are designed to showcase African culture in all its diversity, and draw on Vivendi group’s artists and innovative content, particularly from Canal+ and Universal Music Group.