Théâtre du Jeu de Paume

Cultural Entertainment Theater
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The Jeu de Paume theater is, along with the Archevêché theater, the Grand Théâtre (2007) and the Maynier d'Oppède hotel, one of the places where the performances of the Aix-en-Provence International Festival of Lyric Art take place every summer
Aix-en-Provence city theatre

Italian-style theatre with 493 seats. Work on the Théâtre d'Aix-en-Provence began in 1756 and it opened in 1787 on the site of a “Royal” Court (apparently Louis XIV played the ball-and-court game “paume” here).

The Town Hall took it over in 1829 and brought Dominique Bluzet in to manage it in October 1996.

The council fully renovated it in 1998 which meant it closed for two seasons and its performances were moved to the Salle du bois de l'Aune. The new theatre opened in May 2000 with the stage curtain designed by artist Gérard Traquandi. The Salle du Jeu de Paume has been listed on the Monuments Historiques annex since 1981.

Disabled facilities: induction loop and wheelchair access.
Accessible for disabled
Opening period (s)All year round.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Practical information
  • Visits :
    • you can visit it
  • Rooms equipped for :
    • Concert/events
    • Seminar/meeting
  • Park :
    • Park
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Accessibility Criteria for Hearing Impairment :
    • Reception staff trained in the French Sign Language


  • Payment methods :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Chèques Vacances
Théâtre du Jeu de Paume
21 Rue De l'Opéra
Phone : +33 8 20 13 20 13


Théâtre du Jeu de Paume
21 Rue De l'Opéra
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.527378
Longitude : 5.453622