“The Comédie-Française carries within it this utopia that consists of reading the present in the light of the past, its missions being too vast and the curiosity of its artisans too insatiable to be reduced to one meaning rather than another. The common catalyst remains its Troupe and all its departments, working tirelessly to lead you on these fanciful paths.”
Administrative Board, Reading Committee: the artists preside over the destiny of the Comédie-Française.
Chaired by the General Administrator, it is composed of seven tenured sociétaires – including the Doyen/Doyenne, who is an ex officio member – and two deputies. The composition of the committee is changed every year.
The Administrative Board deliberates on subjects affecting the life of the Troupe, such as:
In a team boosted by two representatives from the technical and administrative staff and one representative of the pensionnaires, the Administrative Board examines and approves the budget and accounts by vote, as well as the decisive projects for the institution, in the presence of the Minister for Culture and budget controllers.
The Reading Committee examines the texts proposed by the General Administrator with a view to adding them to the Comédie-Française repertoire. Only works that have been registered in the repertoire, which ranges from Greek tragedies to contemporary authors, maybe performed on the main stage, currently the Salle Richelieu.
It is chaired by the General Administrator. It is made up of twelve members:
Currently, these personalities are:
Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier
Fondation pour la Comédie-Française
Administrative Board (Until 1 January 2023)
General administrator: Éric Ruf
Doyenne: Claude Mathieu
Examines and selects plays with a view to their inclusion in the Repertoire.
En raison du renforcement des mesures de sécurité dans le cadre du plan Vigipirate « Urgence attentat », nous vous demandons de vous présenter 30 minutes avant le début de la représentation afin de faciliter le contrôle.
Nous vous rappelons également qu’un seul sac (de type sac à main, petit sac à dos) par personne est admis dans l’enceinte des trois théâtres de la Comédie-Française. Tout spectateur se présentant muni d’autres sacs (sac de courses, bagage) ou objets encombrants, se verra interdire l’entrée des bâtiments.