Orchestras at Théâtre des Champs Elysées

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Until March 22, 2022

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


Between 1 hour 5 minutes and 1 hour 40 minutes
Without intermission


Classical concert
Recommended for all ages
No dialogue


Internationally renowned orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra will perform in a unique classical music concert series on the stage of the Théâtre des Champs Elysées. You will be able the hear the greatest works from the symphonic repertoire of Beethoven, Wagner, Mozart and Franck.


Under the direction of Gustavo Gimeno, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leif Ove Andsnes and Matthew Truscott, prestigious European orchestras will present the grandiose symphonies of Frank, Mozart and Beethoven. You will experience numerous classical works including Lieder by Wagner, poetic arias from operas by Weber and iconic pieces by Beethoven and Mozart.


Concert Program

Saturday, September 18th at 8 p.m.

Metamorphoses and Lieder by Strauss, Symphony No. 3, Op. 29 by Tchaikovsky 

The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Jérémie Rhorer (direction), Diana Damrau (soprano)


Saturday, October 16th at 8 p.m.

Saint-Saëns, Sommets Du Violoncelle

Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Brahms, Concerto for cello No. 1, Op. 33 and No.2, Op. 119 by Saint-Saëns, Siegfried-Idyll by Wagner

Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Lars Vogt (direction), Alban Gerhardt (cello)


Friday, October 22nd at 8 p.m.

Poèmes pour Mi by Messiaen, Symphony No. 4 « Romantique » by Bruckner 

NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Alan Gilbert (direction), Renée Fleming (soprano)


Thursday, November 23rd at 8 p.m.

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83 by Brahms, Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 « Du Nouveau Monde » by Dvořák 

Orchestre de la Garde républicaine, François Boulanger (direction), Adam Laloum (piano)


Tuesday, November 25th at 8 p.m.

Overture by Don Giovanni, Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466, Symphony No. 41 K. 551 « Jupiter » by Mozart

New International Philharmonia Orchestra, Alessandra Vittini (direction), François Doublier (piano)


Friday, November 26th at 8 p.m.

Cordes Romantiques

Overture in C major by Fanny Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 64 by Mendelssohn, String Quartet No. 14 «Death and the Maiden» (arrangement for strings) by Schubert 

Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Antje Weithaas (direction and violin) 


Saturday, November 27th at 8 p.m.

Grand Karaoké Lyrique

Extracts from operas by Haendel, Rossini, Verdi, Mozart, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, L’été au Caire based on Vivaldi, Chansons by Brel, Aznavour, Mercury, Lennon... 

Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi (direction), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Philippe Jaroussky (coountertenor), Florian Boesch (bass-baritone), Mohamed Abozekry (oud and voice), Chœur de chambre Mélisme(s) 


Tuesday, December 7th at 8 p.m.

Trumpet Marches from Te Deum by Charpentier, Suites No. I, No. 2 and No. 3 HWV 350 extracts from Water Music by Haendel, Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 «Christmas Concerto» by Corelli 

Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet (direction)


Wednesday, December 8th at 8 p.m.

Paris - Londres

Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 by Elgar, Piano Concerto Hob. XVIII:3 and Symphony No. 82 « L’Ours » by Haydn, At First Light by Benjamin 

Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Douglas Boyd (direction), Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)


Tuesday, December 14th at 8 p.m.

Violin concerto in B minor by Elgar, extracts from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky 

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (direction), Julia Fischer (violin)


Thursday, January 13th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Mahler Intime

Extracts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Mahler, Metamorphoses by Strauss, Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande by Fauré, French Folk Songs by Britten 

Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Lars Vogt (direction), Ian Bostridge (ténor)


Monday, January 17th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 30 by Rachmaninov, Symphony No. 4, Op. 36 by Tchaikovsky

Orchestre Philharmonique de Saint-Pétersbourg, Yuri Temirkanov (direction), Boris Berezovsky (piano)


Thursday, January 20th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Mozart, Passionement

Symphony No. 1, K. 16, Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466, Maurerische Trauermusik, K. 477 and Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467 by Mozart

Clara Olivares (création), Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Javier Perianes (direction and piano), Deborah Nemtanu (direction and violin)


Friday, February 18th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Back To Lully

Arias from Persée, Proserpine, Amadis, Achille and Polyxène, Alceste, Médée and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Lully

Ensemble Les Surprises, Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas (direction), Véronique Gens (soprano)


Thursday, March 10th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Passions Russes

Symphony No. 1, Op. 25 « Classique » by Prokofiev, Serenade for strings in C Major, Op. 48 by Tchaikovsky, Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 107 by Chostakovitch 

Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Lars Vogt (direction), Alban Gerhardt (cello)


Tuesday, March 22nd 2022 at 8 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet and Symphony No. 4, Op. 36 by Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto by Stravinsky 

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (direction), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)


Health Pass Information

From July 21st, 2021, health pass is mandatory to attend events of more than 50 spectators (applies to all spectators of at least 18 years old until August 31st, and to all spectactors of at least 12 years old from September 1st, 2021).
We invite you to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance, as pass verification is likely to slightly increase access time to venues.


Access to performances will be authorised if the pass certifies:

  •   - either complete vaccination, with one of the vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen)
  •   - or a negative RT-PCR or antigen test less than 48 hours old
  •   - or a positive RT-PCR test confirming recovery from Covid-19, at least 11 days old and less than six months old


Health pass is in the form of a QR Code, to be presented on a mobile device or in printed version. Only QR Codes delivered in France or in a European country (EU Digital Covid Certificate) are valid.
Spectators living in France: the QR Code may be imported into the French ‘TousAntiCovid’ mobile application (with the function « Scan the QR Code »), or printed from the Ameli.fr French Social Security website. 


For more information, we recommend you to visit the French government website (https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire) or the European Union website (https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate).


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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

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 in April 2, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising of 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 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. 


Fun facts:

Capacity: 1, 905

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No


How to get to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées?

The Champs-Elysées theater is accessible by metro line 9 at Alma-Marceau station and metro line 1 at Franklin-Roosevelt station. The Theater is also accessible by RER C at Pont de l'Alma station. The Theater is accessible by bus via lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92. Our customer service is available in case of difficulty from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please see the map above.

What should I do when I arrive there?

We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take pictures during the performance?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the performance. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

Is it mandatory to tip a usher?

Each spectator is greeted in the hall by an usher who will lead them to the seat. According to custom at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.

Is there a dress code?

No, there is no specific dress code, however, proper attire is always appreciated.