Name of the responsible structure : Confluences
Type of the structure : association loi 1901
Continent : Europe
Country : France
Adress: 190 bd de Charonne 75020 Paris
Tel : 33 1 40 24 16 34
Fax : 33 1 40 24 16 72
e-mail :
Website :
Contact : Frédéric Hocquard (Director)


The Confluences association, founded in 1975 by Jean Diard, was originally situated in Passage Lathuille in Paris’s 18th district and moved to its present site in Boulevard de Charonne in 1987. With an initial focus on aiding and housing young producers and visual artists, it extended its field of activity to accommodate theatrical, choreographic, and musical creations.

Today, it is a multi-purpose site, run by a new team since 2000. Confluences now also takes in photographers, theatre and dance companies, musicians. Apartments, educational projects, and creations that bring in inhabitants and sponsors from the neighbourhood are coming to life, as well as a new infrastructure including a rehearsal and recording studio, a multimedia cultural centre.

Former use : Sheet metal manufacture
Surface of the site : 1200 m²
Location : located between the 20ème and 11ème arrondissement
Foundation year: 1987
Type of the occupation : lease
Owner of the building : M. Grémion - Les forges de l’Est


Venues : 120 m², welcome concerts, theatre, dance; capacity 70 seating and 200 standing
rehearsal room: 50 m²
Rehearsal and recording studio : 25 m²
Reception space, bar, exterior space : multifunctional space with a mobil partition which closes the exhibition room or not
Small courtyard converted into a small terrace
Exhibition room : 80 m²
Multimedia room : 30 m²
Offices :600 m²

Social and artistic disciplines

Contemporary theatre : residencies / co-production / diffusion / training workshop / rental spaces

Music : residencies / coproduction / diffusion / rental spaces

Contemporary dance : diffusion / training workshop / rental spaces

Visual arts: co-production / diffusion

Cirque : rental spaces

Street performing arts : rental spaces

Multimedia : training workshop

Cinema-Audiovisual : rental spaces

Solidarity-Citizenship : diffusion / debates /conferences

Press : diffusion

Other structures settled on the site

Fédération nationale des Maisons des Potes
Macité.net (website of district associations)
Pote à Pote (district newsletter)
Arco iris (Capoeira diffusion association)
Gingko biloba (administration, production and diffusion of "spectacles vivants")

Financial partners

Région Ile de France
City of Paris
Préfecture de Paris
French Ministry of Culture

Modified on Tuesday 12 May 2009