Venue & History

Venue & History

Founded in 2011, Silencio is a private club dedicated to creative communities. Silencio was designed by director David Lynch, in collaboration with designer Raphaël Navot, architectural agency Enia and light designer Thierry Dreyfus. All the furniture has been custom made for the club by Domeau & Pérès.

The golden light beams contrast with the chiaroscuro that reigns in this 700 m² place. Built like a long film travelling, Silencio enables the discovery of an intimate cinema, a secret blackroom, a leafy smoking room, a photo gallery, a library, a large scene framed with red velvet, a golden corridor and mirror bars.

Located in the heart of historic Paris, the number 142 of the rue de Montmartre is steeped in history. Built in 1883 by architect Ferdinand Bal, the building served as a publishing press for over a century, successively home to leftwing newspapers la France, l’Humanité and l’Aurore. Emile Zola printed there his famous manifest against anti-semitism in 1898, “J’accuse”. 17th century playwright Molière was reportedly buried there, and socialist leader Jean Jaurès was murdered just across the street, in 1914.
In 2007, French electronic-duo Justice recorded their debut album in the building’s basement. Art and History have been co-existing together at 142 rue Montmartre for many decades.
Programme & benefits

Programme & benefits

From Tuesday to Saturday, from, Silencio offers exclusively to its members an eclectic programme, following French and international cultural actuality: concert, film screening, art video, thematic conversation, performance, Dj set, show for kids.

Talks: Every week, Silencio organises encounters with artists, curators, designers and entrepreneurs on numerous artistic subjects.

Concerts: Keystone of the venue, the club scene hosts each week several artists or bands. Silencio concerts cultivate eclecticism, either with reknowned artists or revelations from the new French or international music scene. 

CINEMA : Silencio has been linked, since its origin, with the 7th art by its designer, David Lynch, and its programming. The club's cinema room hosts previews, the movie of the week, art videos, and a cine-club.

exhibitions : The club stairs welcome every 6 to 8 weeks the work of a reknowned photographer in collaboration with a Parisian or international gallery. Silencio has also welcomed tailor-made creations (sculptures, objects, videos ...) of great artists within its 1SQM Gallery and Black Room.

performance : Every month, Silencio organises a selection of performances, cabarets, dance shows or plays. These programmes are often produced in collaboration with major cultural institutions such as the CND National Dance Center, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Théâtre de l'Odéon ...

events : Throughout the year, Silencio plans special weeks or evenings. These events take the form of a Carte Blanche dedicated to an artist who is curating an artistic programme. Each year, for a week, the club is dedicating its programming to FIAC in October and Paris Photo in November. 

benefits : Silencio offers its members exclusive cultural benefits to discover the best of French and international cultural actuality : passes for exhibitions, for Parisian art fairs (FIAC, Paris Photo), private tours, concert tickets, previews, theater plays, dance performances, festivals or international fairs (Photo London, Frieze)...

Contact & practical information

142, rue Montmartre – 75002 PARIS
Subway : Bourse, Grands Boulevards or Sentier
Parkings : Bourse and Passage du Havre

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