The Théâtre de la Huchette is a theatre in Paris.This small theatre in Paris' Left Bank, located at 23 rue de la Huchette in the 5th arrondissement, is known for playing Eugène Ionesco's absurdist double-bill of The Lesson and The Bald Soprano in permanent repertory since 1957, as "Spectacle Ionesco." Today, a third play is presented and this changes from time to time. Despite the theatre's tiny size of only 85 seats, a total of over one and a half million spectators have attended the show.The theatre's first ever production, by Georges Vitaly, was Albertina by Valentino Bompiani. The date was 26 April 1948. In 1951 he premièred Georges Schehadés first play Monsieur Bobl'le.In 1952 Marcel Pinard took over as owner, and brought to the theatre the works of Jean Genet, Federico García Lorca, Ivan Turgenev, Eugène Ionesco and Jean Tardieu. Pinard died in 1975, and the theatre was threatened with closure. The actors who had played the Ionesco double bill since 1957 formed a limited company in order to continue production.The closest métro and RER stations are: Saint-Michel and Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame.Theatre de la Huchette is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Paris Edition.
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Petite salle mythique dédiée au théâtre de Ionesco. La mise en scène et le jeu des acteurs de la cantatrice chauve sont uniques en termes d’humour absurde. À voir. Au coeur du quartier St Michel ce qu... more »Small mythical room dedicated to the theatre of Ionesco. The staging and play of the actors of the bald singer are unique in terms of absurd humor. To see. In the heart of the St Michel district which allows to prolong the pleasure
Esse teatro é uma preciosidade em Paris! Localizado na Rue de La Huchette (sempre lotada de turistas e com diversas opções gastronômicas, pertinho da Notre Dame), na casa apresentam desde 1957, sem in... more »This Theater is a preciousness in Paris! Located in the Rue de La Huchette (always crowded with tourists and with several gastronomic options, close to Notre Dame), in the House have since 1957, without interruptions, two pieces of Eugéne Ionesco (Theater of absurdity). The sessions take place on weekends and you must buy in advance as they are always crowded! Tickets are around 25 euros, there are discounts for students. We Bought tickets to watch "The Bald Singer" and was a super fun experience (although we do not speak French, the energy and the presence of the actors is contagious)! The Theater is well cared for, the room is small but it is very worth the experience, especially for theater fans! At the exit, you can sit in some of the cafes or restaurants on the street, or just buy a crepe and hit the leg along the banks of the River Seine.
A small theatre with not a lot of room for big legs, but a great programming.
Even if you only speak a little French, these works of art feel like a real piece of Parisian culture that you can enjoy. La Cantarice Chauve is only about an hour long, but you walk away feeling like you've really seen something funny and authentic. Wonderful experience. Comfortable theater.
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Duration: 2h 30min
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