Jeu de Paume Theatre

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Opera Festivals - Jeu de Paume Theatre
Next performance: Sa 03 Jul 2021, 17:00
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Opera Festivals - Jeu de Paume Theatre
Next performance: Mo 12 Jul 2021, 20:00

This is where Louis XIV used to play ‘la paume’ – an early type of indoor tennis in 1660. Converted into a theatre during the following century, it is one of the last surviving examples – together with the Théâtre de la Reine in Versailles – of an 18th century Italian-style auditorium. Its plush red velvet décor makes it an ideal venue for intimate operas, contemporary creations, recitals or chamber music concerts.