Chaillot National Theatre
Chaillot is one of four national theaters in Paris. It primarily hosts theater and contemporary dance events.
Built in 1937 by the Niermans brothers on the ruins of the Théâtre National Populaire (1920-1935), then at Trocadéro, since 1975 Chaillot has been one of the four national theaters of Paris along with La Colline, l’Odéon et l’Opéra comique. It hosts an eclectic and challenging mix of theater peices, contemporary dance and circus performance as well as some shows for young audiences. Three spaces are open to the public: the Jean-Vilar theatre (1,185 seats), the Grémier theatre (418 seats) and the Studio (80 seats).
Managed since 2011 by Didier Deschamps, Chaillot has always hosted prestigious directors like Jean Vilar (1951 to 1963), George Wilson (1963-1972), Antoine Vitez (1981 to 1988) and José Montalvo and Dominique Hervieu (2008 to 2011).
Before each performance, the Grand Foyer of the bar, which offers a magnificent view on the Eiffel Tower, opens to greet spectators.