Salle Pleyel is a performing arts centre. It currently serves as a concert hall and hosts mainly classical music concerts, ballets and other related events. The place became home of Orchestre de Paris and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Since an after-fire renovation in mid-30s it has remained in private hands.
The original Salle Pleyel was open in the first half of the 19th century at Rue Rochechouart. It witnessed the premieres of many important works, including concertos by Saint-Saëns and Ravel. Its replacement, a 3,000-seat hall, was commissioned in the late 1920s by the piano manufacturer Pleyel et Cie and designed by Gustave Lion.
Year later, a fire devastated the interior of the hall and the renovation cost made it impossible to repay the loan to Crédit Lyonnais, which eventually took over the property and reduced the number of seats to 2,400. The bank sold the hall to Hubert Martigny in 1998.
From 2002 to 2006 the hall underwent major renovation. The acoustics of the hall, as well as the public and service areas were improved.