Fontainebleau City Theatre

Fontainebleau’s municipal theatre is described on the city’s website as a “symbol of the cultural identity of Fontainebleau.”

The theatre was built starting in 1905 in a “Louis XIII style that combines brick and stone,” and was inaugurated in 1912. It is not a part of the Château, but is located just across the street from one of the side entrances.

Entrance hall

The theatre is in good repair, having been thoroughly renovated in the early years of the 21st century. The last step in the renovation was the restoration of the “Theatre Festival Hall”, which was completed in summer 2012.

Reception room

Visiting theatre companies present a wide range of programming in drama, comedy, music, dance, operettas and theatre for children.

The voices of summer

In the summer of 2014, the theatre was advertising two free concerts, each to be presented twice, by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London. The overall title was “The Voices of Summer”. The individual concerts were called “Love of Summer” with music by Berlioz, Strauss, Puccini and Debussy, and “The Mark of Genius” with music by Mozart and his contemporaries.

Location and aerial view on

My photos in this post are from 2014. I revised the text in 2021.

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