French Theatre Buildings – Theater Architecture

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French Theatre Buildings : Architecture

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Theatre Buildings in France

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of French Theatre Buildings. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed French buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and design competitions across France. The focus is on contemporary Arts buildings but information on key traditional buildings is also welcome.

French Theatre Buildings

French Theater Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre, Montpellier, southern France – 7 Oct 2013
Design: A+Architecture
Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre France
photo © Marie-Caroline Lucat

This a colourful new timber theatre building in a lovely mature landscape site in the south of France. Based around the harlequin concept the external faces and some of the interior is decorated with a diagonal timber lattice.

Le Quai Theatre in Angiers, western France
Architecture-Studio
Le Quai Theatre
photo : Luc Boegly

Théâtre ‘Le Quai’ – 25 Jun 2010
This French theatre has 971 seats plus a flexible auditorium of 400 seats, a drama school, a dance school and a restaurant. The Front de Maine theatre is a major building for the town and its region. Developed around the “creation, training, urban animation” trend, the theatre’s architecture enhances urbanity and ensures the link between the town, performance areas and the two schools.

Bateau Feu National Theatre, Dunkirk, northern France
Architects: Mikou Design Studio
Theater Dunkerque
image from architects

Theater Dunkerque – 22 Dec 2009
“A theatre as an open, structuring urban venue”
The architects conceived the new Bateau Feu theatre in Dunkirk both as an open urban venue – which is welcoming by the diversity of the complementary programme of events and activities that it provides and their strategic orientation in the urban space – and as a structuring civic building and arts amenity located on the Place du Général de Gaulle square.

Centre d’Art Dramatique National de Montreuil, Montreuil, northern France
Design: Dominique COULON & Associés
Theatre in Montreuil
photo : jean marie MONTHIERS photographe

Montreuil Theatre – 31 Mar 2009 : Mies van der Rohe Awards 2009 Nominee
In Montreuil, located northeast of the urban center of Paris, a master plan has in recent years been realized for the regeneration of the urban center by Alvaro Siza. The project, with the theater at its heart, shows the hill of the site : the buildings like the fingers of a hand reveal the slope and increase the perspectives.

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The BrOnks Youth Theater Brussels, Belgium
Design: MDMA l Martine De Maeseneer Architects
The BrOnks Youth Theater Brussels
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National Theatre Brussels, Belgium
sca Architectes Associés
National Theatre Brussels
photograph : M-F.-Plissart

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