The Théâtre de la Criée
"Open on the Rive-Neuve quay in the heart of the Old Port, La Criée has the most beautiful stage in Marseille with a large 800-seat auditorium, as well as a 280-seat modular auditorium and a vast hall, an exhibition space accessible during the day with its restaurant Les Grandes Tables de La Criée. Open to all, this House of Creation, a place of desire and impatience, welcomes poetically committed artists and singular thinkers. It stubbornly affirms its mission as a national theatre, the transmission of the repertoire and contemporary theatre, and the defence of the most diverse forms of stage writing. Macha Makeïeff, author, director and visual artist, has been directing La Criée since 1 July 2011.