First of the theatres built in the suburbs, the «Montmartre» is one of the last that survived the demolition of the chain of suburban settlements, which would encircle Paris in the 19th century.
The great adventure of this modest neighbourhood hall did not really begin until 1922 when the artistic direction was entrusted to Charles Dullin. Dullin, who does not intend to yield to commercial temptations, specifies that his theatre will be that of poetry and reflection.
All forms of dramatic art have been given the right to the Atelier: vaudeville, mime, works of great authors. Many of the Atelier’s creations are now part of the theatrical heritage of the past, because the one of tomorrow is invented today, every hour and every evening, if we have eyes to see in it an instrument of culture as old as… the culture itself.
The Théâtre de l'Atelier, to the rhythm of its successive directions, is passionate about remaining faithful to the spirit of Charles Dullin, and meeting the demand for quality programming.
Crédits photo : Emmanuel Robert-Lespalieu