Théâtre de Caen

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Théâtre de Caen, 135 bd du Maréchal Leclerc, is the principle theatre and opera house of Caen, opened in 1963. [1]


The old theatre

The old theatre, destroyed in 1944 Theatre caen avant.jpg
The old theatre, destroyed in 1944

The original théâtre de Caen, was built in 1765 by Alexandre Brongniart, on the Rue de l'Ancienne-Comédie.

A new theater was built on the bank of the Noë in 1838. This building was destroyed in 1944 during World War II. [2] The current building is inaugurated in 1963.

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  1. Gabriel Désert Histoire de Caen 1981 - Page 303 "En 1963 le Musée de Normandie, musée ethnographique réalisé par Michel de Bouàrd, ouvrait dans l'enceinte du château, et le nouveau théâtre de Caen était inauguré. Celui-ci présentait l'originalité d'être associé à une Maison de la ..."
  2. Bulletin de la Société des antiquaires de Normandie 1968 "le premier théâtre de Caen, construit en 1765 par Alexandre Brongniart, rue de l'Ancienne-Comédie (détruit en 1944) "

Coordinates: 49°10′49″N0°21′45″W / 49.1802°N 0.3624°W / 49.1802; -0.3624