Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD)

Collections and projects

National acting school library

The current library was established in the 1970s, thanks to the legacy of Mme Beatrix Dussane’s personal collections. Although its primary audience is the school teachers and students, who are the only ones allowed to borrow, it is a public library open to all interested readers. The library collection follows the program of the curriculum and the core of its 30 000 documents is theatre plays and topics related to performing arts. However it also extends towards poetry, novels, documentaries in religion, history, philosophy and social sciences. The collection consists mainly of books and DVDs, as well as periodicals. The library does not hold a historical collection and doesn’t keep the Conservatoire archives.


  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Mime
  • Theatre


  • Audiovisual media
  • Books
  • Periodicals