Our history

Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse is one of France's five national theaters, and the only one with a project built around and from dance. Under the dual supervision of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of the Budget, it has been directed since April 2021 by choreographer Rachid Ouramdane.

The theater can accommodate over 1,600 spectators in its three venues :

  • Salle Jean Vilar, 1,200 seats (currently closed due to renovation work)
  • Salle Firmin Gémier, 390 seats
  • Studio Maurice Béjart, 100 seats

Its Foyer de la Danse, which faces the Trocadéro fountains, the Eiffel Tower and the Champ-de-Mars, offers one of the world's most famous views day and night.

The theater's public spaces are also home to a major collection of sculptures, paintings, frescoes and pastels by the greatest artists of the day: Paul Belmondo, Louis Billotey, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Brianchon, Roger Chapelain-Midy, Maurice Denis, Othon Friesz, Henri Laurens, Aristide Maillol and Édouard Vuillard.