List of former or demolished entertainment venues in Paris

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This page is a list of former or demolished theatres and other entertainment venues. For currently operating theatres, see List of theatres and entertainment venues in Paris.

List[edit]

Name Address Arrt Notes
A.B.C 11, boulevard Poissonnière 2nd music-hall opened 1935, turned into a cinema 1965 then demolished c 1981.
Alcazar 10, rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière 10th café-concert opened 1858, closed 1902, demolished and replaced by offices
Alhambra-Maurice Chevalier 50, rue de Malte 11th music hall, opened 1866, demolished 1967
Apollo 20, rue de Clichy 9th music hall
Le Chat Noir 84, boulevard Rochechouart 9th cabaret opened 1881, closed 1897
Cirque d'été Champs-Élysées 8th circus built 1841, demolished 1900
Concert Pacra 10, boulevard Beaumarchais 11th 'salle de spectacle', opened 1855, demolished 1972
Grand Guignol 7, cité Chaptal 9th opened 1897, closed 1963
Hôtel de Bourgogne rue Mauconseil (now rue Étienne Marcel) 2nd theatre built in 1548, used until at least 1783
Théâtre des Funambules boulevard du Temple First for tightrope-walking and acrobatics later vaudeville etc., opened 1816, demolished 1862
Salle de la Bourse rue Vivienne 2nd opened 1827, demolished 1869
Salle des Concerts Herz 48, rue de la Victoire 9th concert hall, built 1842, demolished post-1874
Salle Le Peletier rue Le Peletier 9th home of the Paris Opera from 1821 to 1873. Destroyed by fire 1873.
Salle Ventadour rue Neuve-Ventadour (now the rue Méhul) 2nd opened in 1829, closed in 1878, converted into offices in 1879
Scala 13, boulevard de Strasbourg 10th music hall built 1874, turned into cinema 1936
Théâtre d'Orsay gare d'Orsay 7th opened 1972, closed 1981
Théâtre de Cluny 71, boulevard Saint-Germain 5th active c. 1879-1929
Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique boulevard du Temple founded in 1769, burnt down in 1827
Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique boulevard Saint-Martin rebuilt 1828, demolished in 1966
Théâtre de l'Empire 41, avenue Wagram opened 1897, destroyed by fire 2005 and replaced by a hotel
Théâtre de l'Étoile 35, avenue Wagram 17th opened 1928, closed 1964
Théâtre de la Gaîté rue Papin opened 1862, demolished 1989, also known as Théâtre de la Gaîté-Lyrique, Théâtre National Lyrique
Théâtre de Nicolet, ou des Grands Danseurs boulevard du Temple opened 1759, changed name to Théâtre de la Gaîté in 1792, closed 1862
Théâtre des Capucines boulevard des Capucines built 1889, converted into Théâtre-Musée des Capucines perfume museum 1970
Théâtre des Délassements-Comiques boulevard du Temple opened 1785, burnt down 1787, rebuilt and reopened 1788, demolished 1862
Théâtre des Deux Boules erotic theatre, demolished
Théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques rue de Bondy (now rue René Boulanger) 10th turned into cinema in 1930s
Théâtre des Gobelins 3, l'avenue des Gobelins 5th build 1869, closed 2003 but facade prserved
Théâtre des Variétés-Amusantes boulevard du Temple (now rue René-Boulanger) 10th opened 1779, closed 1784
Théâtre du Vaudeville boulevard des Capucines built 1868, turned into a cinema in 1927
Théâtre du Vaudeville rue de Chartres opened 1792, burned down in 1838
Théâtre Femina 90, avenue des Champs-Élysées 8th opened 1907, closed 1929
Théâtre Feydeau rue Feydeau 2nd opera house 1791-1829. Demolished c. 1829.
Théâtre Louvois 6, rue de Louvois 2nd built and opened 1791, demolished 1899
Théâtre National de la rue de la Loi rue de la Loi (now rue de Richelieu) built in 1793, demolished in 1820, also known as the Théâtre des Arts
Théâtre Pigalle rue Pigalle   opened 1929, closed 1948, later demolished

Bibliography[edit]

  • (French) Philippe Chauveau, Les Théâtres parisiens disparus (1402–1986), Ed. de l'Amandier, Paris, 1999. ISBN 2-907649-30-2.
  • (French) André Degaine, Histoire du théâtre dessinée et Guide des promenades théâtrales à Paris, Ed. Nizet, 1992–1999. ISBN 2-7078-1257-9.