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.


NameAddress Arrt Notes
A.B.C 11, boulevard Poissonnière2ndmusic-hall opened 1935, turned into a cinema 1965 then demolished c 1981.
Alcazar 10, rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière10th café-concert opened 1858, closed 1902, demolished and replaced by offices
Alhambra-Maurice Chevalier 50, rue de Malte11thmusic hall, opened 1866, demolished 1967
Apollo 20, rue de Clichy9thmusic hall
Athénée 17, rue Scribe9thopened 1866, closed 1883
Le Chat Noir 84, boulevard Rochechouart9thcabaret opened 1881, closed 1897
Cirque d'été Champs-Élysées8thcircus built 1841, demolished 1900
Concert Mayol Rue de l'échiquier10thclosed 1976
Concert Pacra 10, boulevard Beaumarchais11th'salle de spectacle', opened 1855, demolished 1972
Éden-Théâtre 7, rue Boudreau9thopened 1883, demolished 1895
Folies-Marigny Carré Marigny on the Champs-Élysées8thopened 1848, demolished 1881
boulevard du Temple First for tightrope-walking and acrobatics later vaudeville etc., opened 1816, demolished 1862
Grand Guignol 7, cité Chaptal9thopened 1897, closed 1963
72, boulevard du Temple9thopened 1847, demolished 1863
Hôtel de Bourgogne rue Mauconseil (now rue Étienne Marcel)2ndtheatre built in 1548, used until at least 1783
52, rue de Bondy10thopened 1790, closed 1807
rue Vivienne2ndopened 1827, demolished 1869
Salle des Concerts Herz 48, rue de la Victoire9thconcert hall, built 1842, demolished post-1874
Salle Le Peletier rue Le Peletier9thhome of the Paris Opera from 1821 to 1873. Destroyed by fire 1873.
Salle Ventadour rue Neuve-Ventadour (now the rue Méhul)2ndopened in 1829, closed in 1878, converted into offices in 1879
Scala 13, boulevard de Strasbourg10thmusic hall built 1874, turned into cinema 1936
Théâtre d'Orsay gare d'Orsay7thopened 1972, closed 1981
Théâtre de Cluny 71, boulevard Saint-Germain5thactive c. 1879-1929
Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique boulevard du Templefounded in 1769, burnt down in 1827
Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique boulevard Saint-Martinrebuilt 1828, demolished in 1966
Théâtre de l'Empire 41, avenue Wagramopened 1897, destroyed by fire 2005 and replaced by a hotel
Théâtre de l'Étoile 35, avenue Wagram17thopened 1928, closed 1964
Théâtre de la Cité-Variétés rue Saint-Barthélemy4thvery end of the 18th century, closed in 1806
Théâtre de la Gaîté rue Papinopened 1862, demolished 1989, also known as Théâtre de la Gaîté-Lyrique, Théâtre National Lyrique
Théâtre de Nicolet, ou des Grands Danseurs boulevard du Templeopened 1759, changed name to Théâtre de la Gaîté in 1792, closed 1862
Théâtre des Capucines boulevard des Capucinesbuilt 1889, converted into Théâtre-Musée des Capucines perfume museum 1970
Théâtre des Délassements-Comiques boulevard du Templeopened 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)10thturned into cinema in the 1930s
Théâtre des Gobelins 3, l'avenue des Gobelins5thbuilt 1869, closed 2003 but facade preserved
Théâtre des Variétés-Amusantes boulevard du Temple (now rue René-Boulanger)10thopened 1779, closed 1784
Théâtre du Vaudeville boulevard des Capucines built 1868, turned into a cinema in 1927
Théâtre du Vaudeville rue de Chartresopened 1792, burned down in 1838
Théâtre Fémina 90, avenue des Champs-Élysées8thopened 1907, closed 1929
Théâtre Feydeau rue Feydeau2ndopera house 1791-1829. Demolished c. 1829.
Théâtre Louvois 6, rue de Louvois2ndbuilt 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


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