Performing arts department
The Performing Arts Department holds the traces of all forms of performing arts: theatre, circus, dance, puppets, mime, cabaret, music-hall, street art as well as cinema, television and radio. One of its missions is to preserve all types of documents created before, during and after a show: manuscripts, letters, models, scenery pieces, costumes and objects, photographs, audiovisual documents, posters, drawings and prints, programmes and press clippings as well as books and magazines.The Department also houses many archives and collections from personalities or institutions (performance halls, festivals, companies...). A service of the Performing Arts Department is settled in Avignon.
The reading room is open to the readers of the Research Library: academics, researchers, students, professionals in the field of performing arts, librarians.
© Jean-Christophe Ballot/OPPIC/BnF
58, rue de Richelieu
|From Monday to Saturday||Sunday|
Closed on public holidays:
Annual closing of the BnF sites located in Paris (François-Mitterrand, Richelieu and Louvois, Arsenal and Opéra Libraries): During the annual closing of the BnF, various operations are achieved on the BnF premises and public spaces: repair, maintenance or cleaning work. Each year, the sites mentioned above are closed about ten days from the end of August to the beginning of September. The 2018 closing dates will be announced later.
|Monday to Saturday|
|Requests collection||10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30|
|Document release||10:00 to 18:00|
Average release length: 30 to 45 minutes after the requests collection.
An item requested after 15:30 will be delivered the day after, starting at 10 am.
You need a reader's card to have access to the Research Library's documents.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016