It was built between 1902 and 1904 by the architect Lafont. Following the bequest of an orchard to the town by Urbain Couchouren in 1893 to build a hospice, the town decided to build a theatre there. A trial and a settlement of accounts followed... This was the subject of Terrain Bouchaballe (novel and play by Max Jacob in 1923). In 1942, Gaston, Max's brother, was arrested in the theatre's garden (forbidden to Jews). He died in Auschwitz in 1943.
In 1997, the theatre was renamed "Théâtre Max Jacob".
Max Jacob Theatre
21, boulevard Dupleix - 29000 Quimper