Attend an exceptional performance at the Théâtre du Châtelet
Published on 5 November 2019, dans Entertainment
The cultural life of Paris boasts an astonishing diversity. Every day there are hundreds of exhibitions, concerts, plays, performances of contemporary art and ballets to choose from. Foremost among the capital’s venues dedicated to stage performance in all its forms, the Théâtre du Châtelet recently caused a buzz of excitement with its reopening after two years of work. While enjoying your stay at the Hôtel de l'Université, why not discover the renovated spaces of this legendary theatre and opera house and book tickets for one of its performances?
The Théâtre du Châtelet; a legend dating from 1862
Nestled in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Hôtel de l'Université is only minutes away from the banks of the Seine and the capital's must-see monuments such as the Orsay Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. This area full of bookstores and small shops also has the advantage of being very central. Thus, it takes only a pleasant twenty-minute walk to reach the Place du Châtelet, in the very heart of Paris. This is where you’ll find two of the most prestigious institutions dedicated to the dramatic arts in France; the Théâtre de la Ville and the Théâtre du Châtelet, both built during the Second Empire.
A sumptuous setting and a diverse selection of productions
After more than two years of work, the Théâtre du Châtelet has reopened its doors. Its facade and all interior spaces have been beautifully renovated to restore their original splendour. Whichever production you’ve chosen to see, whether a classic from past centuries or a more experimental contemporary creation, you will soon realise that the spectacle is as much in the setting as on the stage, as you gaze in awe at this exquisite building’s carved arches and gilded balconies. The Théâtre du Châtelet has a particularly varied programme, so you’re sure to find something to appeal to your taste.
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