Théâtre Actuel La Bruyère

  • 5 rue La Bruyère, 75009 Paris
  • Capacity: 336 seats
  • Pigalle     
  • Saint Georges     


History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre Actuel La Bruyère

The Théâtre Actuel La Bruyère is located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris - the very same neighbourhood that houses the Palais Garnier, the home of the Paris Opéra, lending this prestigious district a reputation of grandeur and theatrical prowess. Unlike the Paris Opéra, the Théâtre Actuel La Bruyère is an intimate venue little-known to tourists, complete with unique charm and a rich history. Founded in 1980, this theatre was once a cinema, giving it a distinctive ambiance and a sense of intimacy unfound in many of the capital’s more well-known stages.


From its opening day, the Théâtre Actuel La Bruyère has offered a diverse programme, ranging from beloved pieces of classical theatre to innovative contemporary creations. Many renowned theatre productions have graced the stage of this remarkable venue, introducing audiences to captivating productions new and old and veritable masters of the craft. Whilst its original whimsy has certainly not been lost over time, the Théâtre Actuel La Bruyère has inevitably evolved over the course of its existence. Successive renovations have improved the infrastructure whilst restoring its soul and character, maintaining its reputation as a dynamic space for creativity and theatrical innovation that simultaneously does not shy away from the evolving interests of a contemporary audience.


Today, this retro-style theatre remains a pillar of the Parisian theatre scene, attracting diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you are a theatre aficionado or developing a new-found passion, the Théâtre Actuel La Bruyère will open the door to abundant possibility and creativity. Whilst it cannot complete with the grandeur of Paris’ most prestigious institutions, the Théâtre Actuel La Bruyère retains its own individualistic charm as an untarnished pearl of Old Paris, and continues to hold a special place in the hearts of theatre enthusiasts across the capital and beyond.


A space that epitomises the diversity and richness of theatre in Paris, offering a uniquely cultural experience within a welcoming historical setting that is sorely missing from many Paris travel guides. A visit to a show at the Théâtre Actuel La Bruyère is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in the 9th arrondissement of Paris - if you’re looking for a Parisian activity off the beaten track, why not pay a visit to this gem of the Parisian thespian scene?


Fast facts
Capacity: 336
Handicap Accessible: Yes - for handicap-accessible requests, please inform us at so that the theatre can give you the best possible welcome.
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (free service)


5 rue La Bruyère, 75009 Paris

Pigalle     , Saint Georges    

Past shows at this venue