Chaillot National Dance Theatre

  • 1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre - 75016 Paris
  • Capacity : 390 seats
  • Trocadéro       

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ABOUT

History and Fun Facts about Chaillot National Dance Theatre


Picture the scene: you’re on the Trocadero esplanade, facing the Eiffel Tower. Two splendid buildings frame your stunning surroundings – the Palais de Chaillot. In the Palais’ left wing is the current Théâtre national de la Danse, which offers two delightful halls including the Salle Jean Vilar, which can hold 1,200 people and is currently being renovated. It will re-open in September 2026. The other, called the Salle Firmin Gémier, seats 390 spectators. The two halls are accessed by an impressive and majestic staircase leading to the colonnaded foyer.

 

At the staircase’s cusp, a splendid surprise. The Grand Foyer boasts enormous glass walls that offer a panoramic view of Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower, as surrounded by the Trocadéro gardens and sublime fountains, not to mention the École Militaire. It’s a truly breathtaking view, the depth of which is rivalled only by that of the building’s long and storied history.

 

The Palais de Chaillot was built on the Chaillot hill for the Universal Exhibition. Originally devoted to the art of dance, it later became a multidisciplinary venue dedicated to hosting theatre, dance, and musical performances. Over the years, a host of renowned artists have performed at the Chaillot. Prestigious dance companies such as the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, the Ballet National de Marseille, and the Ballet Preljocaj have all presented their breathtaking creations there. Great names in French theatre such as Jean Vilar, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Ariane Mnouchkine have also left their mark on the history of this prestigious venue.

 

In present day, the Chaillot National Dance Theatre is entirely devoted to the production and performance of dance pieces, and regularly hosts internationally recognised companies. Its diverse programme showcases contemporary and classical works alike, whilst encouraging artistic expression, innovation, and creativity in the same breath. Whether you’re a dance lover or you’re looking to see your very first show, we urge you to visit this theatre for a performance and a view like no other. The highlight of this unique venue is indubitably the gentle glow of the unparalleled Eiffel Tower, which illuminates the Grand Foyer with its warm light. Even Emily in Paris hasn’t had the privilege of enjoying this quintessentially Parisian experience!

 

Fast facts
Capacity: Salle Jean Vilar: 1200 seats / Salle Firmin Gémier: 390 seats.
Handicap Accessible: Yes. For wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility, an accessible entrance can be found via the Jardins du Trocadéro: Avenue Albert 1er de Monaco. Those with reduced mobility, are able to descend a few steps, and already have their ticket are invited to enter via the Trocadéro entrance, then take an escalator to reach the halls. If you require the accessibility services, please let us know at hello@theatreinparis.com so that we can inform the theatre staff, who will give you a warm welcome.
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes

LOCATION

1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre - 75016 Paris

Trocadéro      

Past shows at this venue

Ballet & Dance

Earthbound by Johanna Faye and Saïdo Lehlouh

An exploration of Hip-hop like you’ve never seen.
until 3/5/24
from 42 €

Ballet & Dance

Sur le fil by Nacera Belaza

Algerian based and inspired art explored over every inch of the stage.
until 3/5/24
from 50 €

Ballet & Dance

L'envol by Nacera Belaza

Algerian based and inspired art takes over every space of the theatre.
until 3/5/24
from 50 €

Ballet & Dance

Kiss the One We Are by Daniel Linehan

In the intimacy of the dancers.
until 3/5/24
from 50 €

Ballet & Dance

Tout-Moun by Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux

Between appearing and disappearing.
until 3/5/24
from 42 €

Ballet & Dance

La Leona by Olga Pericet

A dialogue between a lioness and a Spanish guitar.
until 3/5/24
from 46 €

Ballet & Dance

Gounouj by Léo Lérus

Tackling the question of balance and imbalance in an ecosystem through the eyes of a true artist.
until 3/5/24
from 50 €

Ballet & Dance

Pendulum and How to Be Us

A lovely trip to Australia through the art of dance.
until 3/5/24
from 50 €