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Top Paris Theatres

1.Théâtre de la Comédie Française

Théâtre de la Comédie Française 
1, place de la Comédie Française
75001 Paris
Metro: Palais Royal 
Tel.: +33(0)1 44 58 15 15

The Théâtre-Français, also known as Théâtre-Nautique, the théâtre de la République and La maison de Molière is one of France’s state theatre and the only one to have their own troupe. The theatre first established across the Cafe Procope, also has its quarters in royal palace of the Tuileries in the 17th century, and was finally has its final home in rue de Richelieu, it was later rebuilt after a severe fire destroyed it. Rates of ticket prices depend on seat rate, early reservations, and booking days. The theatre also offers subscriptions for individual that would give one preferential rates for its shows.

2.Théâtre du Palais Royal  

Théâtre du Palais Royal  
38, rue Montpensier
75001 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 42 97 59 81 
Metro: Palais Royal-Bourse

Originally called, the Palais Cardinal, the Théâtre du Palais Royal was built by Cardinal Richelieu in 1637 to break the monopoly of theatres, by the Hôtel de Bourgogne. It started to open its doors to the public in 1641. The theatre has 750 seats and holds different theatre production. Jean-Baptiste de Lully, chief master of Baroque French, one of the collaborators of the Cardinal use it as Académie royale de Musique after the death of the former. Currently, the theatre shows famous novels like Jules Verne “Around the world in 80 days”. For rentals, you can contact box office: 38, rue de Montpensier – 75001 PARIS.

3.Variétés 

Variétés 
7, boulevard Montmartre
75002 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0)1 42 33 09 92
Metro: Grands Boulevards or Richelieu Drouot

The théâtre des Variétés was created by Marguerite Brunet also known as Mlle Montansier who was imprisoned by the government due to debt. The theatre was finished in only five months and enjoyed immense public favour. The theatre earned the National Heritage status in 1975, which protects the building declaring it as Monument historique for its historical importance to France. Currently, the theatre showcase popular plays like Robin Hood and Merlin the Magician. For ticket reservations, you can either book online or show your printout to the counter or you can arrive 45 minutes earlier to the ticket counter for booking.

4.Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens

Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens
4. rue Monsigny
75002 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 42 96 92 42 
Metro: Opéra, Quatre Septembre or Bourse

The great composer Jacques Offenbach founded the famous theatre, known for its opera and operetta. The term “Opéra bouffe” is a genre, which incorporated elements of comedy, satire, parody and farce and used by Offenbach. Other great works in the theatre includes but not limited to Hervé, Emmanuel Chabrier and Claude Terrasse and playwrights such as Robert de Flers, Albert Willemetz, and Henri Bernstein. The tickets for the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens are always in demand so it would be better to call in your reservation of tickets more than a day or two, especially if the show is a popular one.

5.Théâtre de la Michodière

Théâtre de la Michodière
4 bis, rue la Michodière
75002 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0)1 47 42 95 22 
Metro: Opéra or Quatre Sseptembre

One of the magnificent theatres in France, the Théâtre de la Michodière is a theatre style art deco located at the Hotel de Lorge, which was built in 1778 and can accommodate 900 spectators. Regardless of it not having an elevator and facilities for the disabled, the theatre’s red and gold room attracts thousands of spectators, and tourist around the year. The comedy and drama shown in the theatre are sure hits that many theatre enthusiasts booked their reservations earlier to ensure themselves of seats. The theatre is open from Monday to Fridays between 11am to 7pm and closed during the weekends.

6.Théâtre Déjazet

Théâtre Déjazet
41, boulevard du Temple
75003 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0)1 48 87 52 55
Metro: République

Inaugurated in 1851, and the only theatre in Blvd du Temple that eluded the Haussmann overhaul. The theatre dejazet opened up as a cafe-concert and was first called as the Follies- Mayer and later on renamed to the theatre’s present name, Virginie Dejazet, one time manager of the theatre Dejazet. The theatre was closed in 1939 and was transformed into a cinema. It was supposed to be converted into a supermarket in the 70’s however; it was rehabilitated by the government into a theatre once again and resumes its original form. In 1986, the theatre was reopened after a series of closing and legal disputes.

7.Théâtre des Blancs Manteaux

Théâtre des Blancs Manteaux
15, rue des Blancs Manteaux
75004 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0)1 48 87 15 84
Metro and car park: Hôtel de Ville

Located in 75004 Paris, the theatre is known for its contribution to the world of theatre boasting of its fair share of high profiled French actors and singers like – Renaud, Marc Jolivet, Jacques Higelin, Alex Métayer, Michèle Laroque, Virginie Lemoine, Les Epis Noirs, Romain Bouteille, Jacques Villeret, Marianne James, Jean-Luc Lemoine, Derec and Anne Roumanoff. The theatre has been around for more than 30 years and serves as an icon and today, the Théâtre des Blancs Manteaux still serves the public with plays. Tourist or locals can enjoy packages and discount rates. Students can enjoy reduced rates and groups of 8 people can enjoy discounts. No discounts or reduced rates are available on holidays, Saturdays.

8.Théâtre du Renard

Théâtre du Renard
12, rue du Renard
75004 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0)1 42 71 46 50
Metro: Hôtel de Ville
Classical music and opera.

The Théâtre du Renard or Fox theatre is a resident converted into a theatre. Classical music and opera are being played which are usually geared towards younger audiences. Some foreign plays are also being played however; the plays are in their original language. Some of the past plays ranges from street arts, comedy, contemporary and classical. The theatre also hosted notable theatrical companies like Maiakovski and Choderlos de Laclos. The Théâtre du Renard can hold 100 audiences only therefore reservations are required. To reached the theatre, one can take metro station in Hôtel de Ville or phone in their reservations.

9. Théâtre de la Huchette

Théâtre de la Huchette
23, rue de la Huchette
75005 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 43 26 38 99
Metro: Saint Michel

Located in 75005 Paris, the La Huchette, deals with contemporary plays featuring the writer and director Eugene Ionesco. With best plays like – Sept Petits Sketches (1953), Le Tableau and Jacques ou la Soumission (1955), featuring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Tsilla Chelton and Reine Courtois. Two of his plays have been played for almost fifty years now, which are the La Cantatrice Chauve and La Leçon. Students who are under 25 years of age must show proof to be able to avail of discounted rates. Confirmation of reservations is needed since the theatre has a limited seating capacity. Shows depend on theatre days and viewers are requested to check the site for the schedule.

10.Théâtre du Lucernaire

Théâtre du Lucernaire
53, rue Notre Dame des Champs
75006 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 45 44 57 34
Metro: Notre Dame des Champs, Vavin or Montparnasse Bienvenüe
www.lucernaire.fr

Located at 53 rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006 Paris, the Théâtre du Lucernaire was founded in 1968. In 1975, it was made as a former factory of torches. In 2004, it was bought by the Harmattan editions and remodelled into a theatre. Many of the artist there are Enescu Quartet, Laurent Terzieff, Gerard Depardieu. Memberships are being offered by the theatre, which is valid for 1 year for two people. Events and privatizations for meetings are available for the public. One can also avail of the card theatre, which gives one eight-theatre seats at a preferential rate. The theatre offers classical texts, contemporary creations or performances geared towards the young audiences.

11.Poche Montparnasse

Poche Montparnasse
75, boulevard du Montparnasse
75006 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0)1 45 48 92 97 
Metro: Montparnasse Bienvenüe
What was once a café became the Théâtre de Poche (lit. “Pocket Theatre”) in 1943.

Marcel Oger built the theatre in 1942 with the help of his friends building it with 60 seating capacity. In 1956, under the directors Stephen and Renee Delmas Bierry , the theatre were enlarge into 100 seating capacity with a unique set of organs made by Mr Delmas father as key feature of the place. The Théâtre d’auteurs was the only survivor of the place, which is a favourite among international and local spectators in the 50’s. Ticket prices ranges from 36 euros and 28 euros for non-rentals. Viewers who are under the age of 26 enjoyed a 10-euro entrance fee subject to the seats availability.

12.Comédie des Champs Elysées

Comédie des Champs Elysées
15, avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0à1 53 23 99 19
Metro: Alma Marceau 

The Comédie des Champs Elysées becomes famous for the scandalous play by Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring in 1913. The building completed in 1913 under the architect Auguste Perret, the building houses two theatre – Comédie des Champs-Élysées theatre on the 3rd floor, and the Studio des Champs-Élysées on the 5th floor. The theatre became a venue for contemporary music making, dance and opera. Currently, the theatre staged three productions every year, which are mostly small orchestral pieces. The theatre also houses the Orchestre National de France and Orchestre Lamoureux, as well as the French base of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

13. Théâtre Marigny – Robert Hossein

Théâtre Marigny – Robert Hossein
Rond-point des Champs Elysées
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 53 96 70 00
Metro: Champs Élysées Clémenceau or Franklin D. Roosevelt

Built in 1835, the Théâtre Marigny was called Folies-Marigny and under the directorship of Offenbach was a success. After Offenbach, the theatre undergoes a renovation under Leon Volterra, wherein several bestsellers serve to become the glorious period for the theatre. In 1946, Volterra, during the post war period, abandoned the theatre. In 1965, the theatre was renovated and in 1978, the Gabriel Hall was created which houses 311 seats. Francois Pinault bought the theatre in 2000 and uses Robert Hossein for art direction but was replaced by Pierre Lescure in 2008. The former Gabriel Hall was change into the Popesco Marigny room, which features shows, concerts and plays.

14.Théâtre des Mathurins

Théâtre des Mathurins
36, rue des Mathurins
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 42 65 90 00
Metro: Havre Caumartin

The theatre des Mathurins, allowed by King Louis XVIII to be established in recompense for the return of the burial site of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette during the restoration period. Built in 1893, the theatre holds a capacity of 300 people in one seating and show case concerts and plays. In 1912, in honor of Mathurins Nouveaux the theatre was named Théâtre des Mathurins. In 1919, the famous Sacha Guitry started his career and the theatre was renamed after him. Tourist can reached the place via taking metro station: Havre-Caumartin [3,9] Madeleine [8,12,14] or RER Ligne A, station Auber  and Ligne E, station Haussmann-St Lazare.

15.Casino de Paris

Casino de Paris
16, rue de Clichy
75009 Paris 
Tel.: 08 92 69 89 26 (€0.45/min, from within France)
Metro: Trinité

Located inside the Casino de Paris, the theatre displays popular concert shows by local and international stars. The theatre also shows French pop and plays for the general patronage. The theatre is also close to major shops and tourist sites located around the Place de Clichy (Pigalle, Montmartre) and can be access through several ways like metro subway lines, buses, taxi and private vehicle. One can reserve by phone, online and box office. Parking’s are also cheaper if you avail of the  3 euros valid for 5 hours of parking but must report it one day before to be able to avail of it.

16.Théâtre Mogador

Théâtre Mogador
25, rue de Mogador
75009 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0)1 53 32 32 20
Metro: Trinité

The theatre Mogador can accommodate 1628 spectators, of 780 seats in the orchestra, 415 seats in the trash, and 433 seats in the balcony. The theatre undergo renovations eying the comfort of spectators by placing seats with wider and deeper depth, closed proximity to the stage and motorized stage for easy turn of play. The theatres also have bars and fireplace where viewers can cool off during intermission. 35 seats are also allocated for disabled persons and facilities are constantly updated to ensure health regulations are being complied with. Currently the theatre holds pop and rock concerts, plays, recitals and has once played host to the Orchestre de Paris.

17.Théâtre Saint Georges

Théâtre Saint Georges
51, rue Saint-Georges
75009 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 48 78 63 47
Metro: Saint Georges

The Théâtre Saint Georges was formerly a mansion that was owned by Millaud financier, founder of the Breakfast Journal. The building was acquired by the Morning owner Edwards which was designed to become a hotel. In 1929, Camille Choisy and his partner Jacques Albert opened the theatre to the public. The theatre was closed during the war and was temporarily opened under Charles Fabre and JM Renaitour. In 1948, under the directorship of Mary Morgan, in association with Marie-Rose Belin the theatre enjoyed immense success. In 1984, under the directorship of Marie-France Delahalle Mignaux , plays like The Impostor, Supplementary Issue and Les Belles-Soeurs was shown.

18.Théâtre des Nouveautés

Théâtre des Nouveautés
24, boulevard Poissonnière
75009 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 47 70 52 76 
Metro: Grands Boulevards 

The current theatre is the last of the 4 original Théâtre des Nouveautés. The first one lasted for only five years around 1827 to 1832, the second was burned down before the year was out and the third one lasted for twelve ears but was demolished to pave way for the road expansion. The fourth, inaugurated in 1921, and Adolphe Tiers built the present one. The theatre became a place for theatre lovers as the theatre showcase the text of Tristan Bernard,Henri Duvernois and Jacques Deval, listening and there Arletty, Michel Simon and Elvira Popesco. The theatre is now headed by Denise Moreau Chantegris which still features musicals and plays.

19.Théâtre de Trévise

Théâtre de Trévise
14, rue Trévise
75009 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0)1 45 23 35 45
Metro: Cadet or Grands Boulevards

A few steps away from the Folies Bergere, the Théâtre de Trévise is known as a theatre for multicultural concerts and comedy producing one-man shows, comedic productions ranging from flamenco dancers and concerts, which cross-multidisciplinary and multicultural boundaries. The theatre seats about 274 people and features Spanish, Iranian, and Latin American music. The theatre is opened from Mondays to Sundays 20:00 to 21:30 (times of shows) and has a 300 seating capacity. Some of the performances combine traditional and world music. Admission fee depends on youth, reduced and full price. The place is also under the FIEALD or Festival International d’Art Libre Expression and disorderly.

20.Théâtre Antoine

Théâtre Antoine
14, boulevard de Strasbourg
75010 Paris
Tel.: +33(0) 42 08 77 71 
Metro: Strasbourg Saint Denis or Château d’Eau

Formerly known as “Free threatre”, Andre Antoine created Théâtre Antoine; a young daring person who helps revolutionized the theatre in France by opening its doors to the generally unknown artists of the time. Andre was also the first to introduce new mise-en-scene, naturalistic background setting and closing the lights during the performance. In 1896, the theatre closed its doors due to lack of funds. In 1897, the theatre opened its doors under the wings of former actor Antony, Larochelle who named the theatre to “Theatre Antoine” in honour of his master Andre Antoine. Known plays are “Hair Carrot” by Jules Renard and the adaptation of “The Land” by Emile Zola.

21.Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
37 bis, boulevard de la Chapelle
75010 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0) 46 07 34 50 
Metro: La Chapelle

Built in 1876 by architect Louis-Marie Emile Leménil, the theatre was built on top of an abandoned barracks. The hall boasted of 530 seating capacity divided into rows of boxes, stalls and stalls. In 1885, the theatre was closed due to financial issue, during the same year; it was reopened under the management of Abel Ballet and went from one management to another with one, Charles Malincourt committing suicide in a fit of depression. In 1952, the theatre was closed down due to its old age and failing to pass the safety standard. In 1974, the theatre, after receiving financial backing from the Festival was reopened.

22. Gymnase Marie-Bell

ymnase Marie-Bell
38, boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle
75010 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0) 42 46 79 79
Metro: Bonne Nouvelle

Inaugurated in 1820 to serve as a training theatre for students, the theatre gained permission from the Duchess de Berry and was granted the named: théâtre de Madame. The theatre closed for renovation and opened in 1830 under the name Gymnase Dramatique. In 1844, under the directorship of Adolphe Lamoine, the theatre underwent a radical upheaval with abandoning moral plays by introducing new situations like compromising situations and the hardships of life. In 1939, plays by Marcel Pagnol, Jean Cocteau, Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon, Sacha Guitry, Félicien Marceau and Jean Genet where introduced for public consumption. In 1962, stage actress Marie Bell took over the theatre’s directorship.

23.Théâtre de la Porte Saint Martin

Théâtre de la Porte Saint Martin
16, boulevard Saint-Martin
75010 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0) 42 08 00 32 
Metro: Strasbourg Saint-Denis

The Théâtre de la Porte Saint Martin was first built in 1781 under the directorship of Nicolas Lenoir, with a total seating capacity of 2000 including a parterre. Low-ticket prices were sold to male individuals who were able to stand throughout the performance. In 1871, the theatre was destroyed by a fire and was replaced in 1873 under the architect Oscar de la Chardonnière. The theatre is opened from Mondays to Saturdays and customers can book and pay online. Tickets can be obtained from the ticket booth thirty minutes before the performance starts. The ticketing site has limited numbers for reservations and once the number is reached, clients are advised to buy from alternate sources.

24.Renaissance

Renaissance
20, boulevard Saint-Martin
75010 Paris
Tel.: +33(0) 42 08 18 50 
Metro: Strasbourg Saint Denis

In 1837, the Duke of Orleans created the theatre Renaissance, with the influence of Victor Hugo and Alexander Dumas. The theatre features a room called “Ventadour Room” which highlights the influence of romanticism in the period. The theatre’s inauguration play “ Ruy Blas “ was a success however, the pressure from the management and the opera itself closes the theatre in 1841. In 1872, designer Charles Delalande, which completed the theatre in just eight months, built the theatre in a burned restaurant rubble site. Visitors can reached the theatre by taking metro station Strasbourg Saint Denis [ ligne 4,8 et 9 ] or bus Lignes 20-38-39-47.

25.Splendid Saint Martin

Splendid Saint Martin
48, rue du Faubourg Saint Martin
75010 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0) 42 08 21 93
Metro: Strasbourg Saint Denis
www.lesplendid.com

Splendid Saint Martin is one of the last 12 cafe- concerts surviving today. It was built in 1896 and holds the title “Whims Saint-Martin” and one of the opera Comique. Known opera singers like Mistinguett and Maurice Chevalier made the Splendid Saint Martin known until the outbreak of war. In 1952, the theatre became a small cinema that shows movies that minors are not allowed. In 1952, the place was renamed, as “Splendid Saint Martin” Reservations to the Splendid Saint Martin can be made through phone or online. Visitors can reach the theatre through taking metro station Strasbourg Saint Denis.

26.Théâtre Aktéon

Théâtre Aktéon
11, rue du Général Blaise
75011 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0) 43 38 74 62 
Metro: Saint Ambroise

The Théâtre Aktéon has a 60 seating capacity and provides a vibrant atmosphere for different theatrical productions. The theatre features children’s production and contemporary programs geared towards the youth. Visitors or spectators can book their reservations via phone, internet, resellers and ticket outlet and are requested to state specific information like name, date of viewing, schedule of the show and number of seats. Spectators can reach the theatre through metro stations Metro St. Ambroise (line 9), Métro St Maur (line 3) and Metro Père Lachaise (line 2). The Akteon welcomes reservations for professional companies. You can mail them at Aktéon Theatre 11 rue du Général Blaise 75011 Paris.

27. Théâtre Artistic Athevains

Théâtre Artistic Athevains
45 bis, rue Richard Lenoir
75011 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0) 43 56 38 32 
Metro: Voltaire 
A balanced variety of plays, dances, music and exhibitions.
www.artistic-athevains.com

Constructed in 1913, the theatre Artistic Athevains features two rooms with 220 and 110 seating capacity. The theatre features a cafe concert and a venue for contemporary productions with a bit of classical thrown in the play. Spectators would enjoy theatrical productions, dances, concerts, art exhibitions, and an atmosphere that allows one to reflect with its cafe ambience. Located at 45 bis, rue Richard Lenoir, reservations can be made through phone, online or resellers. The theatre is open from Mondays to Fridays, with reduced rates being offered to unemployed and 26 years old below. One can access metro Voltaire station.

28.Théâtre Bastille

Théâtre Bastille
76, rue de la Roquette
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33(0) 43 57 42 14 
Metro: Bastille 
www.theatre-bastille.com

Best known and love by the public, the theatre Bastille excels in creating wonderful programmes and productions that crosses different genres and houses the famous Opera National de Paris. Constructed and opened to the public in 1989, the theatre enjoyed public favours. The very first concert was conducted by Georges Prêtre and featured Plácido Domingo. The first opera performance that took place here was Berlioz’s ‘Les Troyens’ on March 17, 1990. Theatre lovers can reach the theatre by taking the metro and getting off the Bastille station. For inquiries, you can email them at e-mail: accueil@theatre-bastille.com  or visit their website at www.theatre-bastille.com.

29. Théâtre du Bataclan

Théâtre du Bataclan
50, boulevard Voltaire
75011 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0) 43 14 35 35
Metro: Oberkampf
Shows, a cabaret, and a recording studio.
www.bataclan.fr 

The theatre opened its doors to the public in 1865, under the management of Monsieur Paris, it was once called as the “Chinese Palace of the Bataclan” under Emperor Napoleon the III. The theatre is now known simply as “Bataclan”. The theatre put up vaudevilles of Scribe, Bayard, Mélesville, and Dumersan, as well as giving concerts. With 1,200 seating capacity, the theatre is home to well-known international groups, one-man shows, cabaret, recording studio, rock concerts and group shows. Located at 50, boulevard Voltaire 75011 Paris, one can reached the theatre through taking the metro and getting off the Oberkampf station.

30. Café de la Danse

Café de la Danse
5, passage Louis-Philippe
75011 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0) 47 00 57 59 
Metro: Bastille
Pop music and rock concerts.
www.chez.com/cafedeladanse

Operating for almost 18 years, the cafe de la Danse is open to a variety of artistic activities ranging from amateur acts, dance recitals, to theatrical productions and professional concerts and plays. Cafe de la Danse is also active with music productions, publishing and touring and have support artists like Perry Blake, Reynaldo Anselmi, DAAU, Cristobal Repetto Brigitte Fontaine, Lili Boniche, Gian Maria Testa, Le Cirque des Mirages, Brisa Roché. Currently the cafe manages two projects – the caravan palace and gush. For reservations and inquiries, one can book online or check their websites. The theatre is accessible by taking the metro Bastille station.

31.Théâtre Comédie Bastille

Théâtre Comédie Bastille
5, rue Nicolas Appert
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33(0) 48 07 52 07 
Metro: Richard Lenoir or Chemin vert
www.comedie-bastille.com 

The Théâtre Comédie Bastille was once a furniture workshop converted into a theatre by Andreas Voutzinas and called “Theatre of fifty” in honour of the fifty friends who help him transformed the workshop. The theatre became famous for training young actors and boom in the 80’s and 90’s. Gradually the original place where the theatre was located disappeared as renovations took place in the neighbourhood. In 2001, the theatre was sold to another Production company and was renamed as “Théâtre Comédie Bastille.” The theatre closed in 2002 and opened in 2003, the theatre received funding from the City of Paris for renovations.

32. Théâtre de l’épouvantail

Théâtre de l’épouvantail
6, rue de la Folie Méricourt
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33(0) 43 55 14 80
Metro: Saint Ambroise 
www.theatrepouvantail.free.fr

Under the Theatre Association of Straw, Théâtre de l’épouvantail was created using an old print shop located at 6, rue de la Folie Méricourt 75011 Paris. The theatre, under the directorship of Dominique Lafon Parot and Jean-Jacques Hare was designed to developed educational activities for children and young adult. In 2008, under a new management, by Fred Gray, Vanessa Levis Marchini and Franck, the theatre launched programs intended for adult audiences while at the same time maintaining their programs for the younger audience. The theatre has two halls named: “The little madness” (Hall 49 seats) and “The Great Madness” (Hall 94 seats).

33.Kiron Espace

Kiron Espace
10, rue Vacquerie
75011 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0) 44 64 11 50
Metro: Voltaire
www.kiron-espace.com

In connection with establishing the ties between architecture and artistry, the Palladium Group decided to build the Kiron Espace in 1982 with “ a place of creation pluriartistique located in a former factory punching subway tickets” in mind. Under the one roof, the Group created a 120-theater – Kiron Scene, a 160m. Gallery – Gallery Kiron, and literary editions – Les Editions du Felin and added other features like 110 seating capacity restaurants and a television production company. Today, the Kiron Espace is a multidisciplinary venue and a cultural center and offers room rentals for theatrical productions, concerts, art exhibits and literary readings.

34. Ménagerie de Verre

Ménagerie de Verre
12, rue Léchevin
75011 Paris 
Tel.: +33(0) 43 38 33 44
Metro: Parmentier
Multidisciplinary contemporary creation.
www.menagerie-de-verre.org

The Ménagerie de Verre or “Glass Menagerie” is a multidisciplinary space that is dedicated to contemporary creations crossing all artistic boundaries. The theatre regularly host contemporary choreographers, filmmakers, visual artist, performers and have invited several artist like Claudia Triozzi Alain Buffard, Jerome Bel, Emmanuelle Huynh, Raimund Hoghe, Ouramdane Boris Charmatz or Nadia Lauro, and Nicolas Floc’h. The theatre also offers other courses like daily contemporary dance class aside from their regular workshops. Currently the theatre offers a large “ off” stage, public space with cafes, 2 large studios and 3 rehearsal studio. One can reached the Ménagerie de Verre by taking the Metro: Line 3 (Parmentier) .

34.Proscenium
Proscenium
2, passage du Bureau
75011 Paris 
(main door at 170, rue de Charonne)
Tel.: +33(0) 40 09 01 68
Metro: Alexandre Dumas
www.theatre-leproscenium.com

Located at 2, passage du Bureau 75011 Paris, the Proscenium is a charming theatre that is a perfect place for intimate theatrical plays holding a 45 seating capacity.  The stage is wide and deep which makes theatrical companies express their talents without restraint. For reservations, you can call or email the theatre 24 hours before the performance starts at theatre.leproscenium@gmail.com. For workshops held at the Proscenium for children, adolescents and adults, one must contact the theatre for the schedules. For professionals who wanted to host a new workshop, the theatre request for press kits or mission of the said workshop.) One can access the theatre by taking metro Alexandre Dumas station.

35. Tambour Royal
Tambour Royal
94, rue du Faubourg du Temple
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33(0) 48 06 72 34
Metro: Goncourt
Plays and musicals.
tambour.royal.monsite.wanadoo.fr

This small Italian style theatre opened its doors in 1879 to the public and known as “The Concert of Commerce”, offering musicals alongside traditional ones, like operas by the 19th century composer, Offenbach. The place is famous for its beautiful wooden frontage along with the rendezvous of artist after the midnight show. The theatre closes in 1924 due to hardships and later on, reopened its doors in 1988 under the name of “Theatre Royal Drum.” The renovation made was extensive as the original halls where abandoned for 60 years and without relying on government funds, the management relied on friends, especially Alain Le Chatelier, the painter of Belleville.

36.Théâtre des Trois Bornes

Théâtre des Trois Bornes
32, rue des Trois Bornes
75011 Paris
Tel.: +33(0) 43 57 68 29
Metro: Goncourt
www.trois-bornes.com

Located close to the metro Goncourt and Parmentier in the eleventh district, the theatre serves as a haven for young writers and actors who are polishing their writing and acting skills. The theatre holds a warm and comfortable atmosphere making it charming and homey. The theatre holds a 45 seating capacity, which adds up to its atmosphere. The Théâtre des Trois Bornes or Comedy of 3 Terminals is located at 32, rue des Trois Bornes 75011 Paris and reservations or rentals are done only through by phone. One can access the theatre through taking the metro and getting off the Parmentier, Goncourt station.

37.Cartoucherie

Cartoucherie 
Route du Champ de Manœuvre
75012 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 43 74 99 61
Metro: Château de Vincennes (get off the Metro at the front of the station, then take the courtesy shuttle).
www.cartoucherie.fr

The Cartoucherie is a complex of theatres nestled in the Vincennes woods. (1) Théâtre du Soleil which was founded by Philippe Léotard in 1968, (2) Théâtre de l’Aquarium , (3) Théâtre de l’Epée de Bois, (4) Théâtre du Chaudron, (5) Théâtre de la Tempête. Ariane Mnouchkine built the Cartoucherie in 1970 to where an old factory used to stand and since then Cartoucherie was synonymous with the name Mnouchkine.