The Lorraine village of Bussang has been home for over 120 years to a popular theatre created at the very end of the 19th century by the man of letters Maurice Pottecher, just a few minutes from our Vosges campsite. The motto of the establishment, "through art, for humanity", testifies to the humanist nature of the approach: the aim was to decentralise the artistic fertility of Paris and offer access to the theatre to as many people as possible. A successful example of popular theatre, the venue continues to thrive, putting on high-quality shows every year that bring together professional and amateur artists. The plays performed are drawn from a wide repertoire: after seeing mainly Potterian creations performed on its stage, since the 1970s the Théâtre du Peuple has staged plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen, Brecht and Beaumarchais, as well as contemporary creations and exclusive plays written specifically for its atypical stage.


The Théâtre du Peuple de Bussang is world-famous for its wooden structure, which blends into the Vosges landscape, and for its open stage, which provides a natural backdrop for the plays in the Vosges countryside. The theatre, which is listed as a Historic Monument, offers guided tours throughout the year. You can discover its astonishing stage, its room with wooden benches and its magnificent wooden architecture, as well as its backstage areas and secrets. True to its original vocation, the Théâtre du Peuple also offers courses in acting techniques, diction and improvisation, writing workshops and theatrical research workshops.

Tickets for shows from May to December can be purchased online or by post from April.  On performance days, a bar opens at midday and closes one hour after the end of the performance: drinks are available, as well as plate lunches made from local seasonal produce. The theatre also has its own bookshop. Some rehearsals are open to the public. The Théâtre du Peuple offers a child-minding service during certain performances.