The Théâtre du Splendide, situated in the epicentre of Parisian theatre, has been a leading “café-concert” venue, a small venue hosting popular comedy and one-man-shows, a space where improvisational theatre, dance, singing and cabaret come together. Because they were not technically classed as theatres, café-concerts all around Paris became the place to be, and the city quickly became the hub of popular entertainment. Since its creation in 1896 during the Belle Époque period, the Théâtre du Splendide was a place where music and theatre met, and artists such as Maurice Chevalier and Mistinguett made their first appearances. In the 1950s the theatre was transformed into a cinema, however only a few decades later it was returned to its original form, and now it continues to be a hugely popular venue for the performing arts.
In the 1970s and 1980s, a band of French actors, the Troupe du Splendide, created numerous comedies for French theatre and cinema, becoming something like France’s very own Monty Python. In 1974, they claimed the Théâtre du Splendid as their home and gave it its namesake, which was at the time being used as a casino cinema hybrid, and the venue became even more endearing in the hearts of Parisian theatre-goers.
Handicap Accessible? Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning? No
Past shows at this venue