Studio Molière is a venue with a prestigious history. Bartabas, Léo Ferré, Jacques Derrida, Isabelle Huppert, Robert Pinger, the Théâtre du Soleil and many other French and Austrian artists performed here from the 1980s to the end of the 1990s. Until 1998, the Studio Molière was owned by the Institut français d’Autriche.
In 1998, Studio Molière became the property of the AEFE, the Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Etranger. Since then, it has been a facility of the Lycée Français de Vienne.
In 2013Studio Molière closes for renovation.
In 2018It has been brought back into service and will be open to the public again in 2019.
The Viennese are very attached to this venue, because it has embodied both a high-level cultural venue during a period when the Viennese cultural scene was (re)constructing its identity.