From Classical music and jazz, to French chanson and even electronic music… music, in all of its varied forms, converge upon the stage of the legendary Salle Pleyel! The scores of yesteryear haunt this storied venue – its stage has been home to some of history’s finest musical creations, including Gabriel Fauré’s Trio for piano and strings, Maurice Ravel’s Concerto in G, and great contemporary French composer Pierre Boulez’s Notations I-IV...
From the 1950s onwards, some of the world’s finest jazzmen also began to perform and record live albums in its hall. Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, and Julian “Cannonball” Addeley are just some of the famous faces that have graced the Salle Pleyel. Today, classical music, jazz, and French chanson are honoured – and electronic music is not left out by any means! In fact, it is at this exact famous venue that the two Frenchmen heading the electro music group The Blaze have made their mark. A centre of creativity and dynamism that has remained vibrant throughout the ages!
It is named after Ignace Pleyel, founder of the famed piano factory in 1807. The Salle Pleyel was built in 1927 at the request of Gustave Lyon, director of the factory, and the construction was led by architects Jacques-Marcel Auburtin, André Granet and Jean-Baptiste Mathon. Recognized from its Art Deco style, the beautiful hall offers fantastic views of the stage for its spectators, but it is most applauded for its exquisite acoustics. The hall now houses up to 2,000 spectators, spread out and seated on a parterre and two balconies. The evenings are memorable and always host an incredible roster of artists, who truly enjoy performing at this historic theatre.
Once you return from your Parisian getaway, tell your friends that during your stay in Paris you visited the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, and that you saw a concert at the Salle Pleyel... any fan of theatre is sure to be amazed.
We told you! It is a must-see in Paris... this venue’s legacy precedes it!
Fast facts Capacity: 2,000 Handicap Accessible: Yes, if you are in a wheelchair or have a disability, even a temporary one (difficulty standing, on crutches, etc.), please let us know at email@example.com so that we can inform the theatre. Air conditioning: Yes Heating: Yes