Aix-Marseille Université's theatre house

A flagship project of Aix-Marseille University, innovative and interdisciplinary, 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 conjunction with the territory's artistic partners, and is a major societal issue.

Bandeau maison du théâtre

1. Presentation

The Maison du Théâtre d'Aix-Marseille Université is unique and unpublished on the national territory. It has been made possible by the specific wealth of its region (Marseille, France's second largest city in terms of the number of theatre venues and the Bouches-du-Rhône, the largest department outside the Paris region), as well as by the exceptional number of its researchers, lecturers and teachers, at least one of whose work is related to the theatre. It promotes the actions carried out within the AMU laboratories and generates new projects. It was validated on 24 July 2017 and the Maison du Théâtre mission statement was presented on 24 October 2017 to the AMU Board of Directors.

The Maison du Théâtre has more than fifty associate members: researchers, teacher-researchers and teachers, divided into 14 laboratories (CIELAM, LESA, LERMA, CAER, UMR IrAsia, ECHANGES, 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 Sport Sciences, Higher School of Education) in a strong interdisciplinary perspective: literary scholars, theatre historians, theatre practitioners and aestheticians, translators, archaeologists, courseacticians, specialists in sound and image on stage, specialists in movement on stage, jurists, economists, etc.

The Maison du Théâtre's research activities 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, globalisation") and AMU's International Theatre Week, a recurring annual event.

2. Documentation

2.1 "Maison du Théâtre" LibGuide

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

3. Search

The researchers associated with the Maison du Théâtre are winners of the IDEX "Pépinière d'excellence 2018" for the POTEAC project: "Poetics and techniques of the actor: heritage, innovations, globalisation". Project implementation: April 2019- September 2021

4. Training

DESU Eloquence and theatre

5. Events

6. Partners

The Maison du Théâtre works transversally with the services of AMU: Direction de la Recherche et de la Valorisation, Direction des Études et de la Vie Étudiante, Direction des Relations Internationales, SUFLE (Service Universitaire de Français Langue Étrangère), SCD (Service Commun de Documentation), Presses Universitaires de Provence, etc.

The FDSP's Journalism and Communication Magistère helps with the communication strategy of the Maison du Théâtre's actions within the framework of synergy missions and courses, from L3 to M2.

Strengthened by its partnership with local authorities, the Maison du Théâtre is working to promote regional cultural and artistic heritage (Ancient Theatre of Arles, City of Arles).

21 partner theatres of the Maison du Théâtre are in agreement with AMU (including 1 CDN), 2 national stages, 4 conventioned stages. Corresponding to AMU's geography, they are located on its territory. Two partners are located on two AMU campuses: the Théâtre Antoine Vitez (Schuman Campus, Aix) and the Panama Théâtre (Luminy Campus, Marseille).

SATT Sud-Est (Société d'Accélération 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, digitization of heritage, etc.).

Contact information

AMU Theatre House

  • Corinne Flicker - Policy Officer
  • Aix-Marseille University - Espace Fernand Pouillon - Case 16 -
  • 3 place Victor Hugo - 13003 Marseille
  • email:
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