Théâtre du Châtelet

Paris, France

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The Théâtre du Châtelet is a renowned theater located in the heart of Paris, France. Situated on the Place du Châtelet, near the Seine River, it has a rich history and is known for its diverse program of operas, musicals, ballets, and concerts. The theater was inaugurated in 1862 and designed by architects Gabriel Davioud and Édouard Leduc. It features an opulent and ornate Second Empire architectural style, with grand facades and elegant interiors. The main auditorium can seat around 2,500 spectators, offering a spacious and immersive theater experience. Throughout its history, the Théâtre du Châtelet has been a prominent venue for both French and international productions. It has hosted world premieres of notable works by composers such as Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. The theater has also gained recognition for its revival productions of classic musicals, including collaborations with renowned directors and choreographers. The Théâtre du Châtelet is celebrated for its commitment to presenting a diverse repertoire that spans different genres and styles. It showcases a mix of traditional and contemporary productions, featuring acclaimed artists from around the world. The theater is known for its exceptional acoustics, making it a favored venue for performances of operas and symphonic concerts. In recent years, the Théâtre du Châtelet has undergone renovations to ensure the preservation of its historic architecture while incorporating modern facilities. The theater continues to be an important cultural institution in Paris, attracting audiences with its captivating productions and artistic excellence.}


Venue Info

Built: 1862
Venue Status: Still open
Seating Capacity: 2500

Location Info

2 Rue Edouard Colonne
Paris, France
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Other Names

  • Théâtre Impérial du Châtelet (1862)
  • Théâtre du Châtelet (date not entered yet)
  • Theatre du Chatelet (date not entered yet)

Trivia & History

When built, it sat 3000, but the seating was decreased through the course of many remodelings over the years.

Operated by the City of Paris since 1979.

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