Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe | Théâtre

The Encounter Member

from 29 March 2018 to 08 April 2018

Place de l'Odéon - 75006 Paris

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


Together with his theatre company Complicite, British actor and director Simon McBurney, who uses his voice to express his creative talent, is putting on a unique performance involving visual effects and sound. Spectators put on headphones and allow themselves to be caught up in the story of The Encounter: the tale of the photojournalist Loren McIntyre, who set off in 1969 on a journey to the Amazon in search of the Mayoruna tribe, known as the ‘cat people’. This true story, recounted by the Romanian writer Petru Popescu in his 1991 book Amazon Beaming, is brought to vivid life in Simon McBurney’s bold and inventive staging.
In English with French surtitles.


All public

Prices and times

6 € - 40 €

Methods of payment

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

Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe

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.

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Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe

Place de l'Odéon
75006 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 85 40 40

  • 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. Cashdesk with dropped section, adapted bathroom equipped with transfer bar and accessible sink. 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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