Théâtre national de Chaillot

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The great hall of the theater
Entrance to the Salle Gemier

The Théâtre national de Chaillot is one of the five theaters in Paris that have the official status of a national theater ( Théâtre national ). Its venue was built in 1937 as part of the Palais de Chaillot and is located on the Place du Trocadéro in the 16th arrondissement . It has a large hall ( Salle Jean Vilar ) with 1250 and a small hall ( Salle Gémier ) with 420 seats, which are used for theater, dance and circus events.


The Théâtre de Chaillot was a center of popular theater in Paris for a long time; it served the Théâtre National Populaire as a permanent venue until 1972 and was associated with the names of its directors Jean Vilar , Georges Wilson , Jack Lang , Jérôme Savary and Antoine Vitez .

Between 1973 and 1975 the theater was completely renovated and reopened in 1975 as the Théâtre national . Since then, a drama school has been attached to it. In the new design it contains two halls and a small studio for experimental theater. In 2007, Minister of Culture Christine Albanel decided to dedicate the theater to contemporary French dance.

Web links

Commons : Théâtre national de Chaillot  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Histoire de Chaillot. Retrieved September 10, 2018 (French).

Coordinates: 48 ° 51 '44.3 "  N , 2 ° 17' 17.4"  E