Less venerable and more modern, this grand theater presents both new plays and old classics, but even the classics usually get a modern twist. There are lots of cutting edge, contemporary pieces here, including several from other European countries (hence the moniker “Théâtre de l’Europe”). Foreign productions are supertitled, which can be a plus if you can read French. The Odéon’s second space, Ateliers Berthier (1 rue André Suarès, 17th arrond.; Métro: Porte de Clichy) presents smaller scale productions, as well as theater for young actors.
- Anna Brooke