Concert hall

Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe Member

Place de l'Odéon - 75006 Paris

Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 6e Arrondissement

Description

The Odéon is as young as it is old. Founded in 1782 near the Latin Quarter, it housed the creation of Beaumarchais' Marriage of Figaro (1784) and the first continental performances of Shakespearean plays in the original English (1827). Since then, it has become the oldest theatre in Europe to be continuously active in its original venue. Its spirit of tradition combines harmoniously with its role in contemporary creation : during the Sixties, for instance, Barrault staged or produced several new plays by Beckett or Genet at the Odéon. In 1983, under the guidance of Giorgio Strehler, the Odéon became the Théâtre de l'Europe. Today, this « Theatre of Europe » is directed by Stéphane Braunschweig, who has firmly restated its historical mission : to be a flagship of theatrical creation and production, to uphold a certain ideal of theatre as high art, in all its European forms and beyond, for all publics.
Since 2003, the Odéon has a second venue in the 17th district of Paris at the Ateliers Berthier, which allows the theatre to host new forms and state-of-the-art performance designs.

Architectural style

  • Louis XVI
  • Neo classique

Collections

  • Spectacle vivant

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Group tour

€180/ €100/ €60

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Chèque Vacances

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

Voir la carte

Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe

Place de l'Odéon
75006 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 85 40 40
odeon@theatre-odeon.fr
www.theatre-odeon.eu

  • Subway - Odéon
  • RER - Luxembourg
  • Bus - 58, 63, 70, 86, 87, 96

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Reduced rates for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Reduced rates for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

- Physical disability: access via Place Paul Claudel which leads to the arcades on rue Corneille, entrance on one level with entry phone. A lift goes to all floors.
- Visual disability: headset with audio description for some performances. State whether you have a preference for an end-of-row seat if you have a guide dog with you, or for a first-row seat if you have a sight impairment. Also, performances with simultaneous audio description by a student actor by your side. All these services are free.
- Hearing disability: headphone amplifiers available. Surtitles on screens stage right and stage left, simultaneous translation in French Sign Language for some performances. All these services are free.
Contact: +33 (0) 1 44 85 40 40 - acces@theatre-odeon.fr - In collaboration with Accès Culture and the Centre Recherche Théâtre Handicap.

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