Théâtre de l'Odéon
Reopening after 3 years of renovation
Théâtre de l'Odéon, Place de l'Odéon, 75006.
Métro : Odéon. 01.44.85.40.00.
Three years and nine months of work were necessary to renovate one of
more dazzling candy boxes of Paris: the Theater of
Odéon. Completely restored in identical spirit of the
creation, the scene can
again accommodate 840 spectators. Originally, this imposing
theater nested in the heart of Left Bank was housing the Actors of the
King who became, a little later, the troup of the French Comedy.
With its 1800 places, it was then one of largest the theater Parisian
in its architecture with Italian plan. In 1784, Beaumarchais made
there a triumph with its new Mariage of Barber. A little later,
the famous Sarah Bernhardt harvested glorious bay-trees with
Phèdre in 1866. The contemporary repertory invests the
places in 1959, under the impulse of Jean-Louis Barrault:
Claudel, Ionesco, Lasted. In 1983, it is renamed
Théâtre of Europe. Several events will punctuate the
life of this historical place : Two fires, 1799 and 1818, three
revolutions, 1789, 1818, May 68.