It is, with Cherbourg and Lisieux, one of the three Italian-style theaters in Lower Normandy. It was built in 1912 within the Casino, on the initiative of Eugène Cornuché who revived the resort by offering, among other things, an abundant artistic program.


Casino Barrière TheaterClaude Doaré
Sandrine Boyer
Claude Doaré

The casino was inaugurated in 1912 by the Ballets russes. Its architecture was inspired by the Opera of the Château de Versailles. It borrows from this model the oval-shaped room and the arch supporting the ceiling. The wide horseshoe balcony is punctuated by high wooden columns with fluted shafts. The toile de Jouy signs the decoration of the place which has kept its original composition. The frame of the stage is surmounted by statues of Neptune and Amphitrite (a character from Greek mythology).

Today, the theater hosts a program of shows by the Casino Barrière and gives access to its stage from time to time to the festivals of Deauville. It can also be rented for private events.

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The agenda of the shows

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Deauville's great season... the key dates


For its inauguration in 1912, the first season of the new casino is prestigious. Vaslav Nijinsky, flag-bearer of the Russian ballet, symbol of a revolutionary choreographic form, performed "Le spectre de la rose" on August 16.

Renée Lamy, Jacqueline François, Suzy Solidor, Anny Gould performed there in 1948.

In July 1951, Juliette Greco won the Grand Prix de la chanson française with "Je hais les dimanches", on a text written by Charles Aznavour.

From 1949 to 1962, the Marquis de Cueva's ballets performed there for 13 seasons in a row with great success.

Edith Piaf will be the star of the 1959 season.



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Résidence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
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