Claude Lévi-Strauss Theater

A stage open to world culture


A place for creativity and discourse, the Claude Lévi-Strauss Theater hosts performances, concerts, lectures and international conferences each season, providing a meeting place for artists and intellectuals. A vast space for expression for the cultures of the world.

A variety of disciplines come together through the sounds and voices of the world, (song, dance, music, theater, circus, puppetry), merging contemporary styles with thousand-year-old traditions The theater aims to present artists from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, who rarely perform in Europe.

As a forum open to the world, the museum welcomes intellectuals, artists and scientists from varied backgrounds onto the stage, for themed lectures at the open university and for international conferences.

Practical Information

  • Access to the theater is on level JB (via stairs or lift from museum entrance hall)
  • For all information: +33 (0)1 56 61 70 00


Lectures at the Université Populaire du quai Branly (Branly Open University) and international conferences are open to everyone, subject to available places.


  • at the museum: Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 9.30 am to 6 pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9.30 am to 8 pm
  • by telephone on +33 (0)1 56 61 71 72 (Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm)
  • on the Fnac website
  • Show tickets give access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibits in the mezzanines.

For all other events, please see the relevant pages on the museum website.