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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)

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Natalia F
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State College, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we booked tickets 9 months in advance at just over £100 per person (there were 3 of us). For the Norwegian National Ballet. It was very unclear as to what the seating plan was, we were split with my husband having to sit elsewhere. My mum and I ended up in the stalls with me on a horrendous what... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a rip off!I purchased a premium seat. What I got was a chair in the loge with exactly 6 inches of leg room. The tortuous seating was matched with poor line of site out of the loge. I will avoid this theater in the future.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

A classical music venue close to the Champs Elysees which is directly bootable on line the day of the performance. Saw their orchestra perform Beethoven's 3rd & 9th symphonies last Friday. A great night out too!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

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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Reviewed 21 October 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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Reviewed 18 September 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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Reviewed 31 January 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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Reviewed 14 January 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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Reviewed 28 December 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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Reviewed 18 December 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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