Internationally renowned artistic director, designer, and show director. He has notably collaborated with world-renowned artists such as SHAKIRA, Jean Paul GAULTIER, Jean-Michel JARRE, Emeli SANDÉ, Arturo BRACHETTI, Gérard DEPARDIEU, Alicia KEYS, and Katy PERRY.

His background and career began in the world of cinema, advertising, and television, including the studios of the Regional Television of his hometown (Notélé). This exceptional and multimedia creative has imported an almost cinematic writing: his shows are conceived as immersive experiences and 360° dives into an oversized film set where actors, special effects, soundtracks, choreographies, acrobatic feats, stunts, and pyrotechnics emerge…

Luc PETIT has, among other things, directed the DISNEY CINEMA PARADE in Paris, the opening ceremony of EUROFOOT 2000 in Brussels, and the inauguration of the ALTIRA HOTEL in Macau in the presence of actor CHOW Yun-fat, for whom he has been called upon his talent for many years: Franco DRAGONE, famous for his creations for the CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, Céline Dion’s show in Las Vegas, and the spectacle THE HOUSE OF DANCING WATER in Macau.

Among his creations, we can also mention a sumptuous Indian wedding in Venice with the guest appearances of SHAKIRA and GOTAN PROJECT, as well as the spectacle DISCOVERY OF A NEW WORLD in Harbin, China for WANDA GROUP. He also oversees the casting management of STORY OF A FORT LEGACY OF A NATION in Abu Dhabi.

He undertakes projects for NESPRESSO, BNP PARIBAS FORTIS, PROXIMUS, ORANGE, THALYS, and BESIX. He designs two events for the company AMWAY China integrating video mapping, water fountains, grand magic numbers, and performances. In collaboration with FILMMASTER EVENTS, and under the artistic direction of Marco BALICH, he conceives a spectacle in Ukraine on a floating stage in the center of a lake. Subsequently, he organizes an incredible aquatic show with high diving divers for TELENET. Luc PETIT also brings back to life the legendary Cinecittà studios by presenting a Roman parade in the fabulous movie sets and a dinner show attended by singers Emeli SANDÉ and Alicia KEYS. In Lebanon and Florence, he orchestrates grand receptions enhanced by the presence of Puff DADDY and Katy PERRY.

Very active in Belgium, he imagines and produces the festivities of the opening ceremony of Mons 2015 – European Capital of Culture and a sound and light show in Bastogne, as part of the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, for which he receives, with Tempora, the Trophy for Exceptional Event in Cannes. In June 2015, he directs INFERNO, the opening spectacle of the Bicentenary of the legendary Battle of Waterloo, an impressive show played on a stage with an opening of 170 m emerging in the middle of wheat fields and bringing together 300 reenactors, fifty horses, and 250 artists.

At the EuBEA 2015 festival in Seville, these Bicentenary events win 8 Awards including the best European event, the best cultural event, and the best artistic director. At the Hougoumont Farm, Luc PETIT creates the scenography of a multimedia room and brings back to life the battle between Napoleon and Wellington through projections on three immense mobile bas-reliefs.

With Michel TEHEUX, he creates the nonprofit organization LES NOCTURNALES which develops heritage operas aimed at highlighting architectural gems rooted in collective memory. The NOËL DES CATHÉDRALES tour and now LES FÉERIES DE BELOEIL are some illustrations of his imagination. In December 2019, the nonprofit organization organized the fabulous show LES ROUTES DE LA LIBERTÉ for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. This show was awarded the Gold Elephant Awards in the Education category and the Silver Elephant Awards in the Best Cultural Event category by the Jury of the Bea World Festival 2020.

Luc PETIT has also created urban operas, such as the famous DÉCROCHER LA LUNE, the sixth edition of which won the Thea Award for Best Exceptional Event in Los Angeles. He directed the underground video mapping spectacle ORIGIN at the Han Caves, as well as parades, one dedicated to Jean Paul GAULTIER in Montreal, under the artistic direction of Danielle ROY. Together, they ensured for several years the artistic management of the outdoor component and street arts of the JUSTE POUR RIRE FESTIVAL.

Luc PETIT and his team also conceptualized a musical comedy inspired by the story of PETER PAN, combining dance, singing, acrobatics, light effects, and videos: the largest video mapping show for arenas, which continued its success with a world tour and was acclaimed by hundreds of thousands of spectators in Europe, as well as in Dubai, Doha, Singapore, and Taipei.

Accompanied by an international team, Luc PETIT successfully designed and realized a unique permanent show in Qingdao, China. Entitled the QING SHOW, it is inspired by the popular Chinese legend of the Eight Immortals. This spectacle was housed in a specially built theater.

A true wizard of the performing arts, Luc PETIT combines all disciplines and the most innovative technical means to present, at each performance, surprising atmospheres, always in the service of his personal and human artistic approach.

"An illuminator of mystery, when he incorporates the sacred into his art, Luc Petit is not far off the moon".

In recent years

Luc PETIT co-signed the scenography of the exhibition “Le Petit Prince Parmi les Hommes” and directed “Les Folkloriales de Namur” and “Bastogne”, as well as outdoor shows: “Le Petit Chaperon Rouge” and “Pinocchio” in the sumptuous setting of the Beloeil Park.

In August 2022, the Tournaisien director took over the Château de Belœil Park with the show “Pinocchio”. A reinterpretation of Carlo Collodi’s famous tale, featuring over 60 actors, 9 scenes, spread over more than a kilometer of course. A show of 40 performances for a total of over 17,000 spectators.

In September 2022, director Luc Petit was honored for his work in enhancing heritage by the Walloon Federal Government, which bestowed upon him the title of Knight of the Walloon Merit during the 2022 Walloon Festivities.

The end of 2022 and the dawn of 2023 once again saw the “Noël des Cathédrales” tour. This time, two shows were presented simultaneously: “Le combat des anges” and “Le Sablier de Noël”. This tour included stops in cities such as Lille, Brussels, and Namur.

In March 2023, Luc Petit proposed an unprecedented show in the city of Liège: “Le Carnaval des Animaux”. With Luc Petit as director and the comedian Bruno Coppens as screenwriter, this show presents a technical challenge: the suspension of a giant mirror allowing the reflection of images projected on the ground. This spectacle brings together more than 20 dancers and 130 costumes, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège – a co-producer of the show.

To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the handing down of the Charter of Liberties, Luc Petit is staging the folklore of the town of Wavre: “Le Jeu de Jean et Alice”. Through a mapping created for the event, over 400 volunteers and artists will bring this show to life on the Place Cardinal Mercier.

Summer 2023 marks the return of the Château de Belœil’s annual show. This time, Luc Petit will be staging his vision of the tale of Peter Pan. The one-and-a-half-hour multi-disciplinary strolling show will bring together more than a hundred artists and 23,000 spectators over 57 performances.

“La Nuit des Dragons”, produced by Avant Que L’Ombre ASBL, took spectators on a journey through the fiery and legendary world of dragons at the Château de Rixensart.

The year 2023 also ended with the Cathedrals Christmas tour. This time, Luc Petit’s new creation, ‘L’Arche de Noël’, was performed in the cathedrals and churches of 3 Belgian cities: Saint-Martin Church in Arlon, Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Liège and Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai.

TEA member

Founded in 1991, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is an international not-for-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of themed entertainment. It has 1,300 members from theme parks, water parks, museums, zoos, casinos, retailers and resorts.

"Our passionate team devotes its energy to developing experiences that incorporate magic and emotional surprises."

360° creativity

Luc PETIT’s productions are aimed at both the private and public sectors, and cover a wide range of artistic projects: public and corporate shows, inaugurations, parades, heritage and urban operas, fashion shows, product launches, exhibition designs, and so on.

Each time, the concept, development, message and form emanate from an original, tailor-made creative starting point.

Each show is an original creation designed to leave the audience with a powerful image, revisiting a historical event in its setting, magnifying a heritage and illustrating the values held dear by the client.

LUC PETIT, Show Developer

Able to mobilise an exceptional network of acts and performers from among the best international artists, Luc PETIT and his teams conceive and produce stagings all over the world.

Luc PETIT is a member of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), which brings together the world’s leading creators, designers and producers of themed entertainment: theme parks, water parks, museums, zoos, casinos, retailers and resorts.