Théâtre Lucernaire

  • 53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, 75006 Paris
  • Capacity: 118 seats
  • Notre-Dame des Champs     
  • Vavin     


History and Fun Facts about the Lucernaire theatre

In 1975, this modern cultural center was created in an old blow-torch factory in the heart of Paris, having been forcibly moved from its original location to make way for the construction of the Montparnasse Tower. The founders of the Lucernaire sought to create a shared space for urban culture, and the Lucernaire we know and love today is just that! As well as live performances, you will also find modern art exhibitions, film screenings, and a dining area within its historic walls. You might even cross paths with one of the actors at the onsite bar and terrace!
Its status as a hive of modern cultural expression is attested by the venue’s regularly organized public poetry and theatrical readings, concerts, and debates. If the variety of its performances doesn’t already set it apart from the crowd, then its layout certainly will! Upon entering the Lucernaire theatre, you will enter into a private indoor/outdoor courtyard, giving way to theatre rooms for both cinema and live performances, a restaurant, and a bar and terrace that often spills onto the street with patrons stopping by for an afterwork drink and a dose of culture.


The Lucernaire derives its apt name from the ancient liturgy practice of le lucernarium, lighting the lamps at nightfall, the precise hour when many theatres begin opening their doors! With its cobblestone courtyard and classic Wallace fountains, this venue will bring you back to the 1920s and 30s, a time of artistic exploration and celebration of all things culture. French actor Gérard Depardieu has even performed on the Lucernaire stage!

Fast facts
Capacity: 118
Handicap Accessible: Unfortunately, no
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: No


53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, 75006 Paris

Notre-Dame des Champs     , Vavin    

Past shows at this venue


Montand, the French Lover

All about Yves Montand and his many lovers, a sister remembers her brother's tumultuous adventures and rise to fame through tale and song.
until 8/19/18
from 26 €


I Love Piaf, The Musical

Born in the streets, raised in a brothel, made for the stage: Discover Edith Piaf's earthy, powerful songs, and her scandalous life story.
until 7/18/24
from 26 €


One-man show

Being Cyrano (Dans la peau de Cyrano)

One man, seven characters. A contemporary take on how the legendary character of Cyrano de Bergerac came to be.
until 7/18/24
from 19 €

One-man show

Du bonheur de donner (The Joy of Giving)

Get to know the man behind The Threepenny Opera - a selection of poetry from Bertolt Brecht.
until 7/18/24
from 17 €

One-man show

Stand-up Comedy

Warren Zavatta in Sortie de piste (Exit From The Ring)

A funny and touching exit from the ring.
until 7/18/24
from 17 €