Short description

The Theater of Atelier is located at the foot of Montmartre. It was inaugurated on November 23, 1822 under the name of "Théâtre Montmartre". This performance room was one of the first built by Pierre-Jacques Seveste holder of the privileges of exploitation of the theaters of "suburb". This company also built the Théâtre Montparnasse, the Théâtre des Batignolles and the Théâtre de Belleville. The decoration was made by Pierre Cicéri and Evariste Fragonard. It is a small theater with only 563 seats.

Localisation
Open hours

Théâtre de l'Atelier

Varies according to the show. Consult the calendar : tel 01 46 06 49 24 - guichetsreservations@theatre-atelier.com

Restaurant "LE BISTROT DE L'ATELIER

  • Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm
  • Sunday from 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Access

Théâtre de l'Atelier
1 place Charles Dullin
75018 Paris

  • Metro
    • Line 2 (Anvers or Pigalle stations)
    • Line 12 (Abbesses or Pigalle stations)
  • Bus : Line 54 (Stop Anvers / Sacré-Coeur)
Address

Théâtre de l'Atelier
1 place Charles Dullin
75018 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ', ") 48° 53′ 01″  4 N 2° 20′ 32″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.88332 2.34253
Reservation
  • Box office hours vary according to the schedule of our shows. For more information, please visit our show pages.
  • Box office
    • Tuesday to Friday from 5:30 pm
    • Saturday from 4pm
    • Sunday from 1pm
Full description

The Theater of Atelier is located at the foot of Montmartre. It was inaugurated on November 23, 1822 under the name of "Théâtre Montmartre". This performance room was one of the first built by Pierre-Jacques Seveste holder of the privileges of exploitation of the theaters of "suburb". This company also built the Théâtre Montparnasse, the Théâtre des Batignolles and the Théâtre de Belleville. The decoration was made by Pierre Cicéri and Evariste Fragonard. It is a small theater with only 563 seats.

The revival of Theater of atelier thanks to Charles Dullin

From 1913 to 1922 the theater of Montmartre is dedicated to the lyric art and later to a cinema. In 1922, the actor and director Charles Dullin bought the theatre, renamed it Théâtre de l'Atelier and became its director. Wishing to make this theater a place of excellence and theatrical research, he specifies that his theater will be that of "poetry and reflection.

Until 1940, Dullin revealed many authors such as Marcel Achard, Alexandre Arnoux and Bernard Zimmer and allowed the confirmation of dramatic temperaments such as those of Jules Romains, Armand Salacrou or Jean Cocteau.

References with recognized authors and actors

André Barsacq directed the theater from 1940 to 1973. He created plays by Paul Claudel, Nicolas Gogol, Ugo Betti, Jean Anouilh, Marcel Aymé, Félicien Marceau, Françoise Sagan, René de Obaldia, Friedrich Durrenmatt, Luigi Pirandello, among others. He also revealed many actors including Suzanne Flon, Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Michel Bouquet.

The theater, the place, the room, the stage, the backstage, the dressing rooms, are used as a setting for the film The Red Curtain, directed by André Barsacq who wrote the screenplay with Jean Anouilh, and performed by Michel Simon, Pierre Brasseur and Monelle Valentin.

The current direction of the Theater of Atelier

In January 2019, Marc Lesage takes over the direction of the theater. Actor and director by training, Marc Lesage has successively directed the Centre Culturel de Courbevoie, the Théâtre de Beauvais, L'Avant-Seine/Théâtre de Colombes and Les Célestins-Théâtre of Lyon.

The current capacity of the Théâtre de L'Atelier is 563 seats. It has been listed as a historical monument since March 22, 1965 and is one of the few 19th century Parisian theaters still in operation today. Small, renowned theater, surrounded by other equally renowned theaters (Théâtre La Cigale, Théâtres Trianon and Elysée-Montmartre, a few hundred meters from the Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre Church, in the Pigalle district, at the foot of the Butte Montmartre: assets that it has used over the decades., à quelques centaines de mètres de l'Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre, dans le quartier de Pigalle, au pied de la Butte Montmartre : des atouts qu'il a su utilisé au fil des décennies.

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