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Chatelet - Theatre Musical de Paris

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Address: 1 pl du Chatelet | 1st, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 40 28 28 40
11:00 - 20:00
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Grand theatre

This is a nice large grand theatre which is easy to get around. I booked online and collected my tickets at the theatre (though I originally went to the wrong side of the hall... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice large grand theatre which is easy to get around. I booked online and collected my tickets at the theatre (though I originally went to the wrong side of the hall). The view was okay from the side of the balcony, though I wish I had sat more centrally, though. Sound was good, and the stage was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I go there once or twice a year to see the musicals. They are from foreing companies (american, argentinian, etc.. depending on the play), it's in original version with subtitles. Every time, the actors play and sing very well, the dancing is fabulous, the dressings and settings are marvelous... you travel instantly. Not to mention the theatre in itself is... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

And they do a lot of American/British musicals ! I went to see Sunday in the Park with George (Stephen Sondheim) and it was just great (and Stephen Sondheim was in the audience).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We attended the performance of the NYCB. Excellent dance in an exceptional venue. We were a bit late and only got tickets for the top balcony. They have reduced visibility, but once the lights were dimmed many people moved around to the leftover seats and we got acceptable line of sight. Afterwards a stroll along the Seine. Unforgettable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful decorations and more comfortable seats than many other theaters. Good viewing from most angles. Historic foyer with great views over the river and Notre Dame.

Thank GlobetrottingSwede
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We recently saw Carmen la Cubana at the Chatelet, which is a version of Carmen sung in Spanish and set in Havana which includes cuban singers, actors and dancers. Wow. What a crowd- pleaser. We have also seen other great shows at this venue in previous visits to Paris. The facility itself a lovely theatre. Seats are spaced a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Great old theatre, well maintained and staff very friendly to English speaking patrons It was a huge pleasure to see "Passion" there, unforgettable!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We went to see Kiss Me Kate on Saturday. It was my first time at the Châtelet, and I booked online (57 euros / ticket) so I didn't really have anything to compare to, but and we were in the second balcony, right in the middle. While the play was fantastic, it was all in English which was fine for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The building is beautiful and the stage is HUGE! We came to see Singin In The Rain as we had friends in it, but as we left booking tickets quite late we ended up in 2 sets of 2 seats in 2 different areas of the theatre and they were both bad in different ways! Firstly seats on the side... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We saw Singing in the Rain yesterday afternoon and it really was a spectacular interpretation of the classic film. The theater itself if beautiful but be careful where your seats are located - we were on the side in the 'corbeil' and had an excellent view or the stage. The show itself has no dull moments at all; the singing,... More 

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