• Historic site and monument

The Antoine Riboud theatre

Every year in August, the theater offers "The Estivales Théâtrales" and boulevard comedies.

Historic site and monument The Antoine Riboud theatre Évian-les-Bains

About

Évian-les-Bains (74500)
Guided individual tours on request
Guided inividual tours obligatory

Evian is one of the first French spa towns to have a municipal theatre to meet the thermal resort clientèle's desire for distraction. Built on the plans of Jules Clerc, a French architect based in Vevey, the theater was inaugurated on July 1, 1885. With a capacity of about 400 places, it is built in artificial materials imitating stone and incorporates the latest technical innovations. It is then described as an "architectural jewel" that has nothing to envy the Parisian halls. Its Neo-Classical style respects the balance of proportions with ribbed pilasters and rich interior decoration where sculptures, mosaics, enamels and gilding illustrate the exuberant decorations of the time. It is listed as a historical monument.

Labels and rating

19th C

Services
  • Room hire

Access

Quai Besson 74500 Évian-les-Bains
Information update on 24/05/2022 by Evian Tourisme et Congrès