L’Arène-Théâtre is a non-profit student association, under the French law of 1901, which aim is to promote and support the practice of performing arts at the Rennes 2 University.
The association's main goal is to assist in the organization, administration, production and distribution of performing arts within and beside the university. Through theoretical or practical approaches, L’Arène Théâtre focuses on promoting access to performing arts to all students, without any kind of judgment about their esthetic skills.
The Amphithéâtre association has started to offer a theater practice to Rennes 2 students in 1991. Following the merger of the Amphithéâtre and Cabazart associations in 2007, a new association is created, L’Arène-Théâtre. Thus, we have been offering to students an access to performing arts for more than twenty years now.
Every year, the association organizes two festivals. First, the “Entrez Dans L'Arène” festival, which grants a performance on the campus to sixteen theatre projects which have been entirely brought to life by our students, and selected and supported by the association throughout the year, but also to other national or international student companies. Then, later in the year, “Les Nocturnes Insolites” festival, a partnership with the ADEC (Amateur Theater Association), which offers a performance in a real theater in Rennes to the sixteen supported projects.