A village in Alsace, early 20th C. Théâtre Volière’s new play, Arnika, set in the Vosges mountains in the aftermath of WWII, will premiere at Marchland.


Lost kingdoms and frozen conflicts, melting pots and museum pieces, grey areas between the black and white of competing nationalisms… Welcome to Marchland, Théâtre Volière’s season of performance and interdisciplinary events from Europe’s borderlands.

We are an Anglo-French theatre and production company from Strasbourg, capital of Alsace; Europe’s crossroads, and one of its many borderlands with a rich and turbulent history.

Marchland is our response to the crises of identity currently sweeping Europe. We wanted to create a season that was more enlightenment than light entertainment, a neutral space where many traditions could come together and ask: What can the voices from Europe’s liminal spaces, past and present, tell us about what it means to be European today?

Marchland will run each February, from 2018 to 2020, at The Bridewell Theatre, London, in its own, unique, pop up space.

Welcome to the crossroads.

Welcome to Marchland.