Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Comédie des Champs-Élysées Theatre , Paris

The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is a theatre at 15 avenue Montaigne. Despite its name, the theatre is not on the Champs-Élysées but nearby in another part of the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Opened in 1913, it was designed by French architect Auguste Perret and founded by journalist and impresario Gabriel Astruc to provide a venue suitable for contemporary music, dance and opera, in contrast to traditional, more conservative, institutions like the Paris Opera. The building houses two smaller stages, the Comédie des Champs-Élysées theatre on the 3rd floor, and the Studio des Champs-Élysées on the 5th floor.
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Jean Cocteau gave Lowry tickets to see his latest play La Machine Infernale which opened 10 April 1934 at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees (Louis Jouvet theatre) in Paris.

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