Théâtre de l'Archévêché

  • Palais de l'Ancien Archevêché - Place des Martyrs de la Résistance - 13100 Aix-en-Provence
  • Capacity : 1250 seats


History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre de l’Archevêché

What do a host of internationally-acclaimed musicians, from the likes of soprano legends Teresa Stich-Randall, Teresa Berganza, Suzanne Danco, Mady Mesplé, Régine Crespin, Sylvia Sass, Graziella Sciutti, Rolando Panerai, Montserrat Caballé, and Marylin Horne, to the great conductors Carlo-Mario Giulini and Hans Rosbaud, composers Yan Maresz, Péter Ëotvös, and François Sarhan, and directors Joël Pommerat and Jorge Lavelli…allhave in common?

It’s the open-air stage in the courtyard of the Ancien Archevêché in Aix-en-Provence, which was transformed into a theatre in 1948 and has since become the emblematic venue of the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival. Among others, each one of these talented and prolific artists has contributed to make this famous festival shine when summer arrives.

With its grand staircase, its medieval vaults, its 17th century wings, and its characteristically ocher Bibémus stone, the courtyard of the Old Archbishop's Palace is the charming venue where all opera lovers converge in July.
It is here that you will be able to savor the pleasure of the warm summer nights, the murmurs of the spectators, the joyful symphony of instruments, and of course the melodic lyricism of the performance.

An open-air stage where pleasures of the ears and of the eyes converge with hazy summer bliss!

Fast facts
Capacity: 1250
Handicap Accessible: Yes, please contact us at before booking so that we can notify the theater.
Air conditioning: No
Heating: No


Palais de l'Ancien Archevêché - Place des Martyrs de la Résistance - 13100 Aix-en-Provence

Past shows at this venue



The Threepenny Opera at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

An opera that isn’t really an opera, the Comédie Française and a ragged band of gangsters... wonders to discover in Aix-en-Provence!
until 12/11/23
from 104 €



Così fan tutte at the Aix-en-Provence Festival

Musical and operatic festivities, with Mozart and Da Ponte at their finest.
until 12/11/23
from 149 €