Built in the late eighteenth century on land which formerly belonged to the Célestins convent, this theatre was inaugurated in 1792. It was destroyed by fire in 1871 and rebuilt by Gaspard André, who rebuilt it again in the Italian style after a second fire in 1880-1881.
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Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 December from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December from 8 p.m. to midnight
"Every being and every organ has a pre-determined design" – inspired by this quote from Claude Bernard, LNLO has pictured the facade of the theatre as a mother matrix that breathes life into the architectural "cells". The duo has left no stone unturned, as it were, when it comes to the details of the facade: the bas-relief, columns, frieze, decorative masks and coat of arms. LNLO plays on this eclecticism, emphasising the classical, ancient and baroque "genes", which they have stylised to generate a host of cells that are never identical.
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