The Théâtre du Centaure is a private Theatre founded in 1973 on the initiative of Philippe Noesen after his time at the Comédie Française. Since then it has been active without interruption and has to this day created over 160 pieces of theatre. Since 1985 the theatre consists of 50 seats arranged in a beautiful vaulted cellar in the historic centre of Luxembourg (“Am Dierfgen”, No. 4 Grand-Rue).
The programme favours contemporary theatre but at the same time presents new productions of classic pieces. Every season the theatre produces four to five pieces in the three languages spoken in Luxembourg, French, German and Luxembourgish, and often approaches artistic teams of several nationalities, making it a good representative of theatre life in our small country, where the creative process is very much “European”.
Since its establishment the Théâtre du Centaure has always taken up a privileged position in Luxembourg’s cultural life. It was the origin of art performed on small stages in the country. Creating proximity with the audience, the intimacy of this small theatre improves the relationship between actor and spectator during each performance.
The Théâtre de Centaure regularly works with regional cultural centres (such as the Kulturhaus Niederanven, the cultural centre “Opderschmelz” in Dudelange, the Cube521 in Marnach or the Kulturfabrik in Esch/Alzette), as well as with the country’s public theatres: the municipal theatres of Luxembourg and Esch/Alzette and the Théâtre National de Luxembourg, which allows it to also perform on bigger stages. The productions of the Théâtre du Centaure are often touring through France, Belgium and are performing at the Festival Avignon Off; such as L’Annonce faite à Marie by Paul Claudel, Oleanna by David Mamet, Ménage by Peter Nadas, Trahisons by Harold Pinter, Les Monologues du Vagin by Eve Ensler, La nuit juste avant les forêts by Koltès and Electre by Sophocle among others.