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Theatre des Champs-Elysees

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Address: 15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
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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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Decadent Art Deco Place

Worth visiting just for art deco architecture and decor. Seats look better when you look rather than seat on them - beauty is not always practical)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Natalia F
State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth visiting just for art deco architecture and decor. Seats look better when you look rather than seat on them - beauty is not always practical)

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We came to enjoy Verdi's Requiem. Unfortunately, the seats are extremely uncomfortable. The seats are old, unstable, and cramped so badly one can hardly move in. There is no room for legs unless one is a small child. Because of the chairs' poor condition, it was impossible to enjoy the performance. Bottom line: Avoid

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Theatre des Champs Elysees is a great theatre with world class artists and performances ....AND THE SINGLE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE SEATS I HAVE EVER SAT IN IN ANY THEATRE IN EUROPE OR NORTH AMERICA. You can see and hear well from every seat. It has a perfectly raked orchestra section. The parterre boxes are the best seats in the house and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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