Vivarium Studio is a French theatrical performance company which was founded by Philippe Quesne in 2003 in Paris. Established with the purpose of innovation, the organization includes painters, actors, dancers, musicians and animals which have created and performed their own works in theaters and festivals in various parts of the world. Quesne writes and directs these plays, as part of the French avant-garde tradition. Sets, movements and dialogue tend to be simple and sparse, with subtle political and social messages, and a focus on the little things of life.
The company is mostly supported by DRAC Île-de-France / the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Works by Vivarium have been presented in theaters and festivals in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Sweden and Poland. Some of the venues have included the International Summer Festival Hamburg, La Ménagerie de Verre Paris, Festival d’Avignon, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou Paris, Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent, Théâtre de l’Agora Scène nationale d’Evry et de l’Essone, Festival Baltoscandal Rakvere, Rotterdam. and the Festival Internacional Cervantino .