The Auteurs Gais Theatre is, strictly speaking, nothing more than a real fairground stall, but a marvellous stall of unheard-of luxury.
The panels around it are painted by Mr. Bellery-Desfontaines, and no one can pass by without stopping.
The highlight of the Auteurs Gais Theatre is the parade of a dozen artists dressed in brilliantly rich costumes. For a quarter of an hour, these artists talk and talk to the audience, accompanied by the sound of the bass drum, the trombone, etc., etc.
Then the show begins, a show signed by the gayest authors in Paris, such as: Courtline, Donnay, Pierre Wolff, Hugues Delorme, etc.
The Auteurs Gais Theatre is the only one in the Rue de Paris that is open air and closes in case of rain.
There are 6 performances a day, all different, the interlude of which is a nail unknown until now.
©Paris Exposition 1900