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Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Aix-en-Provence

Théâtre du Jeu de Paume - Aix-en-Provence, France
Théâtre du Jeu de Paume
17-21 rue de l'Opéra, Aix-en-Provence, France 13100Map
+33 8 20 82 09 30
Neighborhood: Carnot

This 493-seat theater was built in the space that once held the Royal tennis courts of Louis XIV, explaining its mysterious but descriptive name. The building has undergone several renovations since the beginning of its construction in 1756, when it was intended to uphold the most modern values as expressed in the work of Voltaire: it was to be a place where everyone in the audience could see and hear no matter their place. Today, it hosts a continuous line-up of theater in conjunction with the Théâtre du Gymnase in Marseille, under the management of the group ACTE. The Jeu de Paume shows the more political pieces of the two in their voluminous, intricately decorated space.

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