Since 1968, under the leadership of Jean Mercure, Théâtre de la Ville is fully committed to art and to theatre, choreography and music diversity. Directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota since 2008, Théâtre de la Ville receives nearly 280 000 spectators every year, producing and presenting contemporary dance, theatre, traditional and classical music productions coming from France and from all over the world, as well as productions for young audiences.
Théâtre de la Ville houses its own theatre troop; its productions can be seen in Paris, France, Europe and all over the world (USA, Brazil, Chili, Argentina, Russia, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan…). In that respect, Théâtre de la Ville has become one of the most important ambassadors of French culture and language in the world. These world tours offer the opportunity to meet artists and major figures of the cities and the countries visited in the aim of inviting them to Paris.
Théâtre de la Ville historic building located in Place du Châtelet is currently closed due to restoration work. Théâtre de la Ville season are hosted in Espace Cardin, located near Place de la Concorde, Théâtre des Abbesses, located in the 18th district and in several partner venues throughout Paris.