The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, which despite its name isn’t located on the Champs-Élysées but nearby, was erected in 1913 as a venue suitable for contemporary music and opera, and it was known for one of the most famous of all classical music riots. Now it is one of few major examples of Art Deco in Paris, as well as a concert hall.
Designed by a French architect, Auguste Perret, and opened in 1913, The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is one of few major examples of Art Deco in Paris. What is also significant about the building is that it was an early landmark of reinforced concrete construction and, at the time, shockingly plain in its appearance.
The theatre building includes an exterior bas relief, a dome by Maurice Denis, paintings by Édouard Vuillard and Jacqueline Marval, and a stage curtain by Ker-Xavier Roussel, as well as two smaller stages inside.
The theatre hosts both national and international orchestras (such as the Vienna Philharmonic), as well as opera, ballet and it shows about three staged opera productions a year, mostly baroque or chamber works, suited to the modest size of its stage and orchestra pit.