Paris: Théâtre du Châtelet
The Théâtre du Châtelet is one of two theatres built in the 19th century facing each other across the Place du Châtelet. Its twin is Théâtre de la Ville.
In its early days Théâtre du Châtelet was used for operettas, ballet, classical concerts and films. Among its famous ballet performances, the Ballets Russes premiered Michel Fokine's Petrouchka composed by Igor Stravinsky here in 1911. In addition, distinguished conductors directed their own work here, including Tchaikovsky Mahler, Strauss, and Debussy.
In recent years, the theater has presented Broadway-style musicals and concerts featuring Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and the Philharmonia Orchestra of London.