La Comédie Française
The Comédie-Française is one of the few state theatres in France. It is the only state theatre to have its own troupe of actors. The theatre has also been known as the "Théâtre de la République" and "La maison de Molière" (House of Molière). It inherited the latter name from the troupe of the best-known playwright associated with the Comédie-Française, Molière. He was considered the patron of French actors.
Open from Monday to Friday, 11am to 6pm, shows from Monday to Sunday at 8.30pm, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2pm.
The Comédie Française also offers guided tours that essentially retrace the history of the theatre through its collections, and guides visitors not only through the public sections of the theatre (main entrance, main stairway, the theatre itself, seating and auditorium), but also behind the scenes in the administrative section, private galleries and private rooms (the board room, dressing rooms, La Grange foyer). It is decorated with many works of art, sculptures and paintings, which show off more than three centuries of stories and artistic creations, and plays a huge part in the heritage of the Société des Comédiens Français.
Place Colette 75001 Paris
0825 10 1680