Library and Archives

Media Library

The Jean-Louis Barrault library, a resource centre for the Théâtre national de l'Odéon is dedicated to remembering the Odéon’s past, its architectural and artistic heritage.

Access  : open by appointment only from Monday to Friday, from 10h to 13h and from 14h to 18h30.

Online Resources

Consult the biographies of major figures from the Odéon’s past, the repertory of all performances since 1782, and a glossary of the theatre to help users understand the intricacies of its language.


At the Odéon and otherplaces

This section enables the online consultation of show archives from performances dating back to the beginnings of the Théâtre de l'Europe in 1983. It includes theatre credits, synopses, programmes, posters, photographs, interviews and much more...

Please note : all photographs from these archives are subject to copyright laws, and for which third parties hold intellectual property rights. These documents cannot be reused, except in the case of private copying, without prior authorization from the copyright holder. In addition, all the texts, programmes, and teaching materials come under the Creative Commons license, in accordance with the BY-SA clauses (Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits in the manner specified by these. And, also licensees may distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs the original work).


Consult the biographies of all the celebrities who have made our history, the repertoire of all the performances at the Odeon theater, a theatrical glossary to better understand the visual language of theater.