History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre Lepic
Nestled in the heart of Paris’ chic Montmartre district, the Théâtre Lepic (previously known as the Ciné 13 Théâtre) first opened its doors in the 1970s. Just 10 years later, the venue saw new ownership after being purchased by French film director Claude Lelouch, who promptly arranged for the theatre to undergo a complete makeover. Come the 1980s, the Théâtre Lepic was fully decked out 20s flair in preparation for the filming of Édith et Marcel. Despite the filming having been long since finished, the 1920s art deco style remains the signature style of the intimate Théatre Lepic. The venue has since remained in the Lelouch family, passing from one generation to the next, truly embracing both the cinematic and theatrical talents of the family.
Like many Parisian playhouses, the venue became multi-purpose, and was used for many years as a neighbourhood cinema as well as a venue in which live theatrical performances were hosted. From revivals of theatrical classics to refreshing contemporary works, the venue now boasts a varied show programme, often featuring upcoming talents in the Parisian theatre scene, such as Alexis Michalik himself. For a bit of interesting trivia, the world record for the longest concert ever performed was also right in this very theatre. Canadian pianist Chilly Gonzales lasted 27 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds in 2009 - that’s over 2 days!
Stop by the theatre’s cosy bar for a drink before or after the show – you might even run into some of the performers! A friendly local theatre, cherished by the residents of Montmartre, and always remaining at the very height of cinematic and theatrical innovation for close to 50 years, the Théâtre Lepic is a hidden local treasure, and an absolute must-see in Paris!
Fast facts Capacity: 150 Handicap Accessible: Unfortunately, no. Air conditioning: Yes Heating: Yes