Théâtre des Jeunes-Artistes

Not to be confused with the Gymnase-Enfantin, known as the Théâtre des Jeunes-Artistes in 1840–41.
Facade of the Jeunes-Artistes
Plan of the Jeunes-Artistes

The Théâtre des Jeunes-Artistes was an 18th-century Parisian entertainment venue, now defunct, inaugurated in 1790 at 52 rue de Bondy (modern rue René-Boulanger) in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. It had a capacity of 520 spectators.[1]


Built on the site of the former Théâtre des Variétés-Amusantes on the northwest corner of the intersection of the rue de Bondy with the rue de Lancry, the theatre was inaugurated on 26 June 1790 under the name Théâtre Français Comique et Lyrique. It took the name Jeunes-Artistes in 1794 under the direction of Jacques Robillon who set up a troupe of child actors modeled on that of the Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique, which faced it (the idea was again taken over by Louis Comte and his Théâtre des Jeunes-Élèves in 1820).

Despite the great success it enjoyed, the theatre was closed following the Napoleonic decree of 8 August 1807 on the limitation of Parisian theaters.

See also


  1. Wild 1989, pp. 212–215.


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