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Gymnasium Theater

The workshop of dreams

Few theaters can claim 200 years of existence!


Its name comes from its initial purpose: it served as a training room for students from the neighboring Conservatory.


It was quickly exploited and quickly became a very popular theater where the greatest authors performed: Balzac, George Sand, Alexandre Dumas, Victorien Sardou, Meilhac and Halévy.

Under the impetus of the playwright Henry Bernstein, who will also be its director, the Théâtre du Gymnase hosts creations that have become famous such as Samson, La Rafaie, La Galerie des Glaces, Mélo, Le Bonheur and even Le Messager. The works of Marcel Pagnol and Jean Cocteau then followed these pieces from 1939.

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