Théâtre Tristan-Bernard

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The théâtre Tristan-Bernard is a private Parisian theatre located at 64 rue du Rocher in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.



Built in 1911 by the foundation Léopold-Bellan (which still owns it today) to host meetings and educational shows of its institution of young girls, the venue opened in 1919 to the public under the name Théâtre Albert-I, in honor of king of Belgium.

Tristan Bernard took the lead in 1930. He renamed it Théâtre Tristan-Bernard and presented his comedies for a season. After his departure, the theater regained its name Théâtre Albert-Ier.

In 1936, the comedian Charles de Rochefort, on his return from the United States where he worked for Cecil B. de Mille, reopened the theater, which became the Théâtre Charles-de-Rochefort with Allo, Police-secours, a police play under the pseudonym Chas D. Strongstone. The success incited him to present many police and suspense plays. The Young Theater Companies competition was organized every year in May. Mobilized and wounded during the Second World War, he had to hand over the direction to his wife, the actress Mary Grant, a task she would undertake until 1972, with her son Jean Dejoux  [ fr ].

In 1973, Dominique Nohain, the son of animator Jean Nohain, bought the theater and renamed it Théâtre Tristan-Bernard. Edy Saiovici succeeded him in 1986 and directed the venue until his death in 2013 [1] [2] He was replaced by his wife Mireille. [3]


Note : dates in brackets refer to the first performance.

Théâtre Albert I (1919-1930)

Théâtre Tristan-Bernard (1930-1932)

Théâtre Albert-I (1932-1936)

Théâtre Charles-de-Rochefort

Direction Charles de Rochefort (1936-1939)

Direction Marie Grant (1939-1972)

Théâtre Tristan-Bernard

Direction Dominique Nohain (1973-1986)

Direction Edy Saiovici (1986-2013)

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  1. Gilles Costaz, «  Edy Saiovici : Mort d’un grand directeur  »,, 11 avril 2013.
  2. Armelle Héliot, «  Edy Saiovici, l'instinct, le courage, la modestie  », Le Figaro, 9 April 2013.
  3. She died on 18 March 2014.

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