Nord-Pas-de-Calais is a region of many forms of expression where architecture and the arts combine. Memorial to the former mining basin, the Fabrique Théâtrale de Culture Commune in Loos-en-Gohelle comes to life in a miners' changing room. Le Channel in Calais was set up in what was previously an industrial site, a powerful symbol for a contemporary, multidisciplinary venue. A role also shared with the Bateau Feu national theatre in Dunkirk via a schedule of theatre, dance, circus and innovative dramatic art. The Vivat theatre in Armentières is the perfect occupant for the former covered market, now converted into a venue for dance, theatre, and music events. Finally, the Boulon in Vieux-Condé, a lively location for theatre and circus arts, was set up on a renovated brownfield site.