The Théâtre du Peigné is a theatre located in Verviers, Belgium. It was built in 1924 and was renovated in 2017. The theatre offers a diverse program, with performances of theatre, music, and dance.
It is also a place for meetings and exchanges, and it hosts numerous cultural and social activities.
The Theatre is an important venue for the cultural life of Verviers. It is a meeting place for the residents of the city and the region, and it contributes to making Verviers a dynamic and attractive city.
Commissioned in 1873 by a wealthy syndicate of combed wool workers, the theatre was a wish intended to serve the members of the community. This period marks the beginning of the vision and planning that would lead to the construction of the iconic building.
Inaugurated in 1924 under the vision of the Verviers architect Victor Raway, the theater is adorned with a magnificent 8-meter fresco created by Joseph Gérard in 1929. This renowned Verviers sculptor and painter also undertook the interior decoration, thus bringing profound artistic depth and remarkable uniqueness.
As a result of the decline of the wool industry in Verviers and the merger of various mutual societies, the theater closed its doors. After its final performance, it fell into oblivion, walled up, and gradually faded from collective memory, remaining largely unknown to the general public for a long time.
Under the guidance of Christophe and Joseph Mourad, the theater underwent a major renovation, returning to its former splendor. Now, this historical gem still whispers the echoes of its glorious past and awaits only you to rekindle its flame and write the next chapter of its history.
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For our wedding, we wanted a unique place and this theater exceeded all our expectations. Our guests kept complimenting us on the venue choice. A big thank you to the entire team for their dedication and attention to detail.
I organized a surprise birthday party for my husband at this theater. The atmosphere was magical, and having a cocktail bar really made a difference. An experience we won't soon forget!