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About Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is a "loi 1901" (i.e. not-for-profit) association created in January 2011 to offer on-the-ground support to non-professional theatrical groups from outside France bringing English language theatre to Paris.


While our objectives permit us to offer such support to any such groups, the prime intention that led to TOWER BRIDGE being established was our wish to give practical assistance to the Tower Theatre Company, who come to Paris every summer to present a Shakespeare play at the open-air Théâtre de Verdure du jardin Shakespeare in the Pré Catelan, Bois de Boulogne.


The year 2011 marked the twentieth anniversary of the Tower Theatre Company's outdoor performances in Paris. The high quality of their productions brings enormous pleasure to English speaking theatre lovers living in the Paris region, to many French theatre-goers who appreciate the chance to see Shakespeare plays in English (with French sub-titles) and which provide an important and widely used opportunity for French school pupils and college students studying English to see the plays. Shakespeare is extremely popular in France.


The Tower Theatre Company is based in London and stages some 18 theatrical productions per year, mainly in London but also elsewhere in the UK and overseas. More information is available on their web site.


The support we give them here includes taking online and telephone bookings for the plays (see our bookings page); the use of our euro bank account for receiving and making payments in euros on behalf of the Theatre Company; publicity; liaison with the Mairie de Paris when necessary; finding volunteers when they are needed in Paris; dealing with third parties on The Tower Theatre Company's behalf, etc.


All the Tower Theatre Company’s supporters are welcome to become members of Tower Bridge; for more information please see our membership page.


Tower Bridge is a member of the British Community Committee; for more information on the British Community Committee and the activities of its member organisations, visit their web site.


Tower Bridge officers are currently :


Contact us by email to one of the officers above, or write to us at :
Tower Bridge,
39 boulevard Suchet,
75016 Paris.

 

The Tower Theatre

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice



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