The Théâtre Tristan Bernard was first opened in 1911 by an association caring for young girls to hold educational shows. By 1919, the venue, then named after the Belgian king Albert I, opened to the public. In 1930s French playwright Tristan Bernard took over the direction of the playhouse, slowly establishing the venue's reputation among the many emerging theatres across Paris at the time. Under new management, the show programme took a brief hiatus featuring primarily suspenseful crime and detective dramas, before finding its true humouristic rhythm.
In the 1970s, the name was officially changed in honor of Tristan Bernard. Since the 1980s, the Théâtre Tristan Bernard has focused on modern comedies often containing harsh social critiques, a cocktail of literary and humouristic elements thriving in each and every performance. Since 1991, the venue has been registered as an official historical monument of Paris. With its hidden-in-plain-sight exterior and charmingly ornate interior, the Théâtre Tristan Bernard has become a Parisian entertainment staple. What a better way to experience a local side of Paris than a night of entertainment in a legendary intimate venue with the Parisians?
Air conditioning: No
Handicap accessible: Unfortunately, no