Palais de Beaulieu is a convention centre located in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The centre includes the Théâtre de Beaulieu concert, dance and theatre hall and hosted the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest. With 1,850 seats, the Théâtre de Beaulieu is the biggest theatre in Switzerland. The Prix de Lausanne, an international ballet competition, is hosted at the centre.
The great hall was built in 1921. During the Second World War, it hosted prisoners of war. In 1954, the Théâtre de Beaulieu was inaugurated and, in 1957, the name Palais de Beaulieu became official.
In 2014, a vote of the population of Lausanne rejected by 52 % the project of building a tower of 90 metres next to the Palais de Beaulieu. In 2015, following the opening of the Swiss Tech Convention Center on the Lausanne campus, the owners and managers of Beaulieu decided to reduce the conference activities (except general assemblies) and to concentrate on trade fairs (such as the Comptoir suisse).
The Court of Arbitration for Sport of the International Olympic Committee is planning to move to from the Château de Béthusy (already in Lausanne) the south part of the Palais de Beaulieu.
Prix de Lausanne
Habitat et jardin
First International Congress on World Evangelization
Eurovision Song Contest 1989