White in the beginning, the Theatre was blue, "dead leaf", and red "Comédie-Française" after the Second World War, from the time of the "Luxembourg Theatre ", color still in place today.
The restoration work on the theatre (2003-2006) enabled a shift in the relationship between stage and audience. In order to keep up with the needs of contemporary stage design, and simplify the process of receiving visiting productions, the decision was made to set the stage at horizontal level. Its street-level access also facilitates the task of bringing in and out new decors. In return, the slope of the pit area was increased significantly.
© Thierry Depagne - June 18th, 2008