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Theatre des Champs-Elysees

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Address: 15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 49 52 50 50
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Its incredible artistic legacy has made the Theatre des Champs-Elysees a...

Its incredible artistic legacy has made the Theatre des Champs-Elysees a national historic landmark and vital cultural center. With its extraordinary Art Deco 1,900 seats auditorium and exquisite sound, Theatre des Champs-Elysees ensures an unforgettable experience in a spectacular surrounding.

For over a century, Theatre des Champs-Elysees has been the place where the most celebrated artists have come to make their names in Paris. The world's finest orchestras and world-class soloists have always been a fixture at the Theatre. Theatre des Champs-Elysees presents more than 200 concerts each year and is renowned for its outstanding performances of all genres, from classical music concerts and staged opera to contemporary dance and jazz.

The Theatre des Champs-Elysees welcomes over 300,000 audience members each year.

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Théâtre des Champs Elysées is a lovely place to be, the decoration is outstanding, and the stage direction and singing of Maria Stuarda excellent. However, the seats are built for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Amboise, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

I went with a friend to this 1913 Art Deco theatre to attend the opera, "Norma." The superb production included Maria Agresta in the title role and she was marvelous singing the famous aria in Act I. The theatre's excellent acoustics allowed me to even better enjoy her voice. That said, I cannot give such praise to the venue, because... More 

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Paris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

My partner is 188 cm and was hugely uncomfortable in our seats. There is simply not enough legroom in many places. The staff is surly. I couldn't find the entrance to my corbeille seat and not one of the the ushers in the main hallway would help me beyond pointing vaguely in the direction of the area. Once seated, however,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I have had the pleasure of attending Baroque recitals and opera at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées for several years. The website allows for seat selection, and is functional for the English speaking world, if slightly imperfect. Tickets are held a will call, and the staff have always been friendly. Generally, for the artists I have seen, there is a table... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We had been looking forward to go there tonight for the Andreas Scholl Kammerorchesterbasel show. Little did we know. We left at intermission. We had 1st front balcony seats. These seats are horrible. I'm 6 ft, and I did not know what I could do with my legs and knees. A lot worse than economy seats of a low cost... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I came to Paris for one particular reason - to see David Garrett, the violinist, in the Theatre Des Champs - Elysees. I had an amazing experience. the staff were attentive and polite, the décor - elegant and classic. loved every moment of it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A lover of all things Paris....however....this theatre has seen better days. Depends on the attraction, of course, as that makes the experience. Get the cheapest seats you can, as paying more does not enhance your time at this venue. Uncomfortable seats, ushers that show you to your seat and then ask for tips...ok, not the worst, just a bit unexpected...I... More 

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Amboise, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Théâtre des Champs Elysées is a lovely place to be, the decoration is outstanding, and the stage direction and singing of Maria Stuarda excellent. However, the seats are built for migets and if you are of reasonable height it becomes a very uncomfortable experience. Tip: you cannot pre-order for the interval, so you need to be early at the bar,... More 

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2 Thank Peter V
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

One of our favorite concert hall is this theatre. Simple beautiful. Real Art Noveuax, not only the decoration but the whole theatre. This time we had the Phildelphia Symphoncs with Nézet-Seguin. Excellent concert, with an excellent orchestra and an excellent conductor.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We heard one of Jean-Pierre Rampal's concerts here. It was utter perfection and the discerning Parisian audience rose to its feet in a resounding standing ovation. An experience of a lifetime.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Beautiful theatre, excellent acoustics but seating can be terrible. The seating chart that appears during online purchases gives a very poor indication of the seat's actual location. Beware the STRAPOTIN which is a fold down seat on the ends of rows in the aisle. In the Corbeille they are about half the size of a standard seat, no arm rest... More 

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