The house of the AMU theatre

An innovative and interdisciplinary flagship project of Aix-Marseille University, the Maison du Théâtre aims to ensure synergy between training and research in the field of theatre in order to make it a sector of excellence of the institution. It is based on the original articulation between research and creation, in collaboration with the territory's artistic partners, and has a major societal impact.

Bandeau maison du théâtre

1. Presentation

The Maison du Théâtre d'Aix-Marseille Université is unique and unpublished in France. It was made possible thanks to the specific richness of its region (Marseille 2nd city of France in number of theatres and the Bouches-du-Rhône 1st Department outside the Paris region), as well as to the exceptional number of its researchers, teacher-researchers and teachers whose at least one axis of work is related to the theatrical field. It enhances the value of the actions carried out within AMU laboratories and generates new projects. It was validated on July 24, 2017 and the Maison du Théâtre mission charge was presented on October 24, 2017 to the AMU Board of Directors.

The Maison du Théâtre has more than fifty associate members: researchers, teacher-researchers and teachers, spread over 14 laboratories (CIELAM, LESA, LERMA, CAER, UMR IrAsia, EXCHANGES, UMR TDMAM, UMR Centre Camille Jullian, UMR IMAF, LID2MS, UMR GREQAM, UMR PRISM, UMR ISM, ADEF), and 7 components (Faculty of Arts, Letters, Languages and Human Sciences, Mediterranean House of Human Sciences, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Faculty of Economics and Management, Sciences, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Higher School of Teaching and Education) in a strong interdisciplinary perspective: literary, theatre historians, theatre practitioners and aestheticians, translators, archaeologists, didacticians, sound and image specialists on stage, movement specialists on stage, lawyers, economists, etc.

The research activities of the Maison du Théâtre have a broad impact on the general public: the Rencontres de la Maison du Théâtre, the POTEAC Seminar ("Poetics and technique of acting: heritage, innovation, globalization") and the AMU International Theatre Week, an annual recurring event.

2. Documentation

2.1 LibGuide "Maison du Théâtre"

This guide presents a selection of resources in the field of theatre to help you in your documentary research. It is intended to complement the Aix-Marseille University BU website, which provides you with a wealth of information about the functioning and services available, as well as library documentation.

3. Research

The researchers associated with the Maison du Théâtre are IDEX winners "Pépinière d'excellence 2018" for the POTEAC project: "Poétiques et techniques de l'acteur : patrimoine, innovations, mondialisation". Project implementation: April 2019 - September 2020

4. Training

DESU Eloquence and theatre

5. Events & Events

Annual programme of the Rencontres de la Maison du Théâtre

Program of the International Theatre Week 2019

6. Partners Partners

The Maison du Théâtre works transversally with the AMU departments: Research and Development Department, Studies and Student Life Department, International Relations Department, SUFLE (University Service for French as a Foreign Language), SCD (Joint Documentation Service), Presses Universitaires de Provence, etc.

The FDSP Journalism and Communication Magisterium assists in the communication strategy of the Maison du Théâtre's actions within the framework of synergy missions and internships, from L3 to M2.

Through its partnership with local authorities, the Maison du Théâtre works to promote the regional cultural and artistic heritage (Théâtre Antique d'Arles, Ville d'Arles).

21 partner theatres of the Maison du Théâtre are in agreement with AMU (including 1 national theatre, 1 national stage, 1 subsidised stage). Corresponding to AMU's geography, they are located on its territory. Two partners are located on two AMU campuses: the Antoine Vitez Theatre (Schuman Campus, Aix) and the Panama Theatre (Luminy Campus, Marseille).

SATT Sud-Est (Société d'Acélération de Transfert Technologique Sud-Est) supports the maturation of inventions from laboratories on the legal (intellectual property), economic (market) and technological levels. The Maison du Théâtre works in collaboration with its Culture and Heritage axis (protection of works, digitisation of heritage, etc.).

Contact information

AMU Theatre House

  • Corinne Flicker - Project manager
  • Aix-Marseille University - Espace Fernand Pouillon - Box 16 - Case 16 -
  • 3 place Victor Hugo - 13003 Marseille
  • email:
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