Theâtre de l'Étoile du Nord
: مسرح نجمة الشمال
) also known as the North Star Theatre, is a theatre in the centre of Tunis
. It is located at 41 Avenue de Farhat-Hached, near Avenue Habib Bourguiba
since 26 February 2000; the theatrical production company was established on 29 February 1996. The premises of the theatre covers over 700 m2
(7,500 sq ft), its great hall covering 400 m2
(4,300 sq ft). Located in a former warehouse, it hosts concerts of all kind of music, literary meetings in French or Arabic and the theatrical presentations of the company of the Étoile du Nord. Said to be "as boho
as Tunis gets",
the theatre is popular with students and artists who meet in the alcohol-free cafe and its library.
The theatre hosts around 160 events per year, including western style reggae
, heavy metal
groups performing and stand-up comedy
The theatre has not only facility for the shows and to seat a large audience but also has built in space for utilities comprising a library with reference books and documents related to Performing Arts, Architecture, Painting and Film and supported by an Internet facility, restrooms, lodgings which can accommodate 14 artists with all modern communication facilities, a modern light and sound control room, a store room, and office space for artists and administrators.