Guest Orchestras at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Guest Orchestras at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées concerts in paris
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Until June 3, 2025

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats


1 h 30 min

With intermission


Orchestral Concerts

For all audiences

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Highlights: Guest Orchestras at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Internationally renowned European orchestras, including the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, the Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestre les Siècles, Le Concert de La Loge, and Ensemble Jupiter, will shine with musical mastery upon the stage of the opulent Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. For a series of unique concerts, this gifted ensemble will revisit the greatest works of the symphonic repertoire with pieces by Bartók, Dvorak, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Dowland, Purcell, Bernstein, and more.

Story: Guest Orchestras at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Under the careful conduction of Lahav Shani, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniele Gatti, Julien Chauvin, and Thomas Dunford, prestigious European orchestras will unveil luscious, playful, or even melancholy scores crafted by both classical and more contemporary composers, accompanied by exceptional soloists. You can look forward to witnessing vocal excellence from the likes of Martha Argerich (piano), Angel Blue (soprano), Sol Gabetta (cello), Sabine Devieilhe (soprano), and Bertrand Chamayou (piano)...
Nothing but the best on stage at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées!

Concert programme

Saturday, September 28th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.
With the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest and Martha Argerich (piano), conducted by Lahav Shani
Bartók: Concerto for piano no. 3
Dvořák: Symphony no. 9


Saturday, October 5th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.
With the Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Daniele Gatti
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 10


Wednesday, October 16th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.
With the Orchestra Les Siècles, conducted by François-Xavier Roth
Bloquert: World premiere (Winner of the 2nd Pisar Prize)
Schubert: Symphony no. 8 D. 759
Beethoven: Symphony no. 5, op. 67


Friday, November 8th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.
With the Orchestra Les Siècles and Sol Gabetta (cello), conducted by François-Xavier Roth
Saint-Saëns: Concerto for cello no. 1, Danse macabre op. 40
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, ballet


Tuesday, January 7th, 2025 at 8:00 p.m.
Centenary Celebration of Pierre Boulez
With the Orchestra Les Siècles and Sabine Devieilhe (soprano), conducted by François-Xavier Roth (arrangement by H. Holliger)l Debussy: La Mer, Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé (Arrangement by H. Holliger)
Boulez: Pli selon pli, Portrait de Mallarmé

Wednesday, January 15th, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.
Celebration Gala: 10 years of Le Concert de La Loge
With Le Concert de Loge and the participation of Sandrine Piau, Florie Valiquette, Jodie Devos, Karina Gauvin, Judith van Wanroij, Chantal Santon (sopranos), Marina Viotti, Adèle Charvet, Eva Zaïcik (mezzo-sopranos), Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Stanislas de Barbeyrac (tenor), Jérôme Boutillier (baritone), Nahuel Di Pierro, Sulkhan Jaiani (basses), Victor Julien-Laferrière (cello), Nicolas Baldeyrou (clarinet), and the Chantres du Centre de Musique baroque de Versailles
Excerpts from operas by Haydn, Lemoyne, Gluck, Mozart: Armida, Phèdre, Iphigénie en Aulide, L’Enlèvement au sérail and other sacred pieces...


Sunday, March 23rd, 2025 at 8:00 p.m.
With the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest and Angel Blue (soprano), conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Bruckner: Symphony no. 3


Sunday, March 30th, 2025 at 5:00 p.m.
With the Orchestra Les Siècles and Bertrand Chamayou (piano), conducted by François-Xavier Roth
Massenet: Concerto for piano
Chabrier: España, Joyeuse marche
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales, Ma Mère l’Oye (Illustration and live animation by Grégoire Pont)


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2025 at 8:00 p.m.
With the Ensemble Jupiter and Thomas Dunford (vocals, lute, and direction)
Works by Dowland, Purcell, The Beatles, and Dunford
Bernstein: Excerpts from West Side Story


Art nouveau gem
One of our favorite concert hall is this theatre. Simple beautiful. Real Art Noveuax, not only the decoration but the whole theatre. This time we had the Phildelphia Symphoncs with Nézet-Seguin. Excellent concert, with an excellent orchestra and an excellent conductor.
"The setting, the welcome, the music, the singers, the orchestra: a unique show with a unique cast. Bravo and thank you for this heavenly moment."

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Hosting one of the most lavishing concert halls in all of Paris, Champs- Élysées is the true definition of architectural beauty with its historic foundation. Inaugurated on April 2nd, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising three auditoriums: Théâtre des Champs- Élysées, The Comédie des Champs- Élysées, Studio des Champs- Élysées, and a restaurant. The main theatre which has 1905 seats is Italian styled and originally constructed to host guests visiting the theatre to watch opera shows and concerts. This was the first theatre in Paris to be built completely from reinforced concrete instead of steel.


Over the years the famed theatre has hosted many recognized artists such as the beautiful cabaret dancer Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, and many other entertainers from our cherished olden day era. In 2005 the main room in the theatre was renovated in order to improve the acoustics, it is confirmed that during a show the sounds are very clear, almost as if you were up close to the stage. Théâtre des Champs- Élysées is one of the most frequently visited monuments in Paris, on an annual basis more than 300,000 people attend programs from contemporary dance and ballet recitals to orchestras, operas, and other concerts. Carrying a number of diverse performances of different genres, the theatre attracts audience members of all ages. 

Fast facts
Capacity: 1,905
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (paid service)


How do I get to Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris?

The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by:
Metro: Line 1 (station Franklin D. Roosevelt), line 9 (station Franklin D. Roosevelt and Alma Marceau)
RER: Line C (station Pont de l’Alma)
Address: 15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

We invite you to arrive 20 minutes before the beginning of the Guest Orchestra Concerts, and present your voucher at the front desk. Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.
The auditorium doors close as soon as the concert begins. The first latecomers are placed in late boxes with a limited number of seats.
Those who arrive later will have to wait for the interval (if there is one), watching the broadcast of the performance on screens located around the perimeter of the Orchestra, in order to get back to their seats.

How long do the Guest Orchestras Concerts last?

The Guest Orchestra Concerts at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées last approximately 1 h 30 min, with intermission.

Are Guest Orchestras Concerts for an international audience or for French speakers

The Guest Orchestra Concerts at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées are for everyone, whether you're curious or a classical music fan. All you have to do is let yourself be carried away by the scores of the greatest composers.

Can I choose my seat when booking?

No, unfortunately it is not possible to choose your seat when booking for the Guest Orchestra Concerts at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. However, you can choose the category and we will allocate you the best seats in the chosen category!
Please note that tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session, in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.
You can find the seating plan in the theatre’s "photo" section on this page.
If there are no available adjacent seating arrangements, our customer service team will contact you before the booking is confirmed.

Is there a dress code at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

There is no specific dress code at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.