Théâtre national de la Colline

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Théâtre national de la Colline
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A 2015 production of Les Géants de la montagne de Luigi
Address15, rue Malte-Brun,
20th. Paris
Coordinates 48°51′52″N2°23′51″E / 48.864419°N 2.397386°E / 48.864419; 2.397386 Coordinates: 48°51′52″N2°23′51″E / 48.864419°N 2.397386°E / 48.864419; 2.397386
Capacity main theatre: 750
small theatre: 200
ArchitectValentine Fabre,
John Perrottet

The Théâtre national de la Colline is a theatre at 15, rue Malte-Brun in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. The closest métro station is Gambetta. It is one of the five national theatres dedicated to drama which are entirely supported by the French Ministry of Culture. [1] The other four are the Odéon-Théâtre, the Comédie-Française, the Théâtre National de Chaillot, and the Théâtre National de Strasbourg. Its status as a national theatre mandates that its mission is to promote contemporary works, hence the Colline mainly stages works of the twentieth century. [2] Various artists have succeeded at the direction of the theatre. Stage director, Alain Françon directed the theatre from 1996 to 2010. In January 2009, stage director, Stéphane Braunschweig became an associate artist at the theatre and assumed the directorship from 2010 to 2016. Actor, author and stage director Wajdi Mouawad was appointed director in April 2016.

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The Théâtre national de la Colline was founded in 1951 by The Guild, a company headed by Guy Rétoré. It became a permanent theatre in 1960. In 1983 the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, had the theatre rebuilt. As a result, there are now two auditoriums—a large room that seats 750 people, and a small room that seats 200. There is also a restaurant, a bar, and a spacious lobby.

The theatre is the work of architects Valentine Fabre and John Perrottet, assisted by Alberto Cattani. They had to harmonize with the design of the city theatre and the great hall of the Théâtre national de Chaillot. The façade of the building is a 12-meter high structure made of glass and metal, which gives the building a certain grandeur in the middle of the small street Malte-Brun and makes it a classic representative of 1980s architecture. The interior was designed by Annie Tribel Heinz, using coloured varnish and wood preservative to emphasize the natural grain of the underlying wood.

Théâtre national de Chaillot theater

The Théâtre National de Chaillot is a theatre located in the Palais de Chaillot at 1, place du Trocadero, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Close by the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadéro Gardens—the Théâtre de Chaillot is among the largest concert halls in Paris. It has long been synonymous with popular theatre and is especially associated with stars such as Jean Vilar and Antoine Vitez. In 1975 the French Ministry of Culture designated it as one of the four national theatres of Paris.

Alain Françon directed the theatre from 1996 to 2010. [3] In January 2009, Stéphane Braunschweig became an associate artist at the theatre and assumed the directorship from 2010 to 2016. [4]

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  1. Théâtre National de la Colline – Serious theatre, January 26th, 2011
  2. Théâtre national de la Colline, Encyclopédie Larousse (in French)
  3. Quittez le théâtre affamés de changement, by Alain Françon, Publisher: Théâtre national de la Colline, 2009, ISBN   2-35119-059-9
  4. La Colline – A theatre for today, by Stéphane Braunschweig