In 1913 financier Sir Alfred Butt rented an area in Paris. Built according to English music hall principles and style during World War I, the theatre was originally named the "Palace Theatre", after the like-named one in London, in order to appeal to British soldiers. The name was shortly thereafter changed to "Théâtre Mogador", Mogador being the old name of the town of Essaouira in Morocco. The inauguration guests include President Wilson, in France to negotiate the Treaty of Versailles.
It was inaugurated by US president to be Franklin Delano Roosevelt April 1919.
From 1920 it was a Cine-variety, and gained fame with the performances of Sergei Diaghilev's "Ballets Russes", and with the Thés Mogador – performances of operettas and plays in the afternoon. Until the seventies, the Théâtre Mogador was mainly used for performances of operettas, including Mistinguett. Marcel Merkès was a regular performer here from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s.
An extensive renovation restored the building to new splendour in 1983. In 2005, it was purchased by the Stage Entertainment group (then called the "Stage Holding - The Theatre Group").
The theatre hosted the nineteenth Molière Awards (French theatre awards) on 9 May 2005.
- The Ballets Russes - 1920
- No, no, Nanette - 1930
- L'Auberge du Cheval blanc - 1930
- Ça c'est parisien - 1937
- In September 1981 The Clash played a seven night residency supported by Wah and The Beat
- La Légende de Jimmy - a rock opera about James Dean. 22 September 1990 to February 1991
- Les Misérables - 1991 to 1992
- Starmania - 1993
- Wild Woman blues
- The Elvis story - 2003 to 2004
- The Lion King (2007 - 2009)
- Mamma Mia! (2010 - 2012)
- Sister Act (2012 - 2013)
- "Musical Avenue". (French)
- (French) Official website