Bataclan

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The Bataclan is a venue in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. It was built in 1864 by the architect Charles Duval. Its name refers to Ba-Ta-Clan, an operetta by Offenbach.

The Bataclan originated as a large café-concert in the Chinoiserie style, inspired by Chinese architecture, with the cafe and theatre on the ground-floor, and a large dance hall at first floor level. It put on the vaudevilles of Scribe, Bayard, Mélesville, and Dumersan, as well as giving concerts.

The establishment headed by Monsieur Paris opened its doors on 3 February 1865. It was bought by the singer Paulus in 1892. In the course of the following years, the building saw good and bad luck alike, due to many changes of owner, with the new fashion after 1910, thanks to a restoration of the auditorium and a programme dedicated solely to revues, especially those put on by José de Bérys. It was here that Maurice Chevalier saw his first successes. Intoxicated by this success, the Bataclan’s troupe toured big shows abroad to South America, which proved financially disastrous.

In 1926 the auditorium was sold and transformed into a cinema, only to be the victim of a fire in 1933. The original building was partially destroyed in 1950 to conform it to the new security measures then in force. In 1969, the cinema closed and the auditorium again became a “salle de spectacle”.

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Address
50, boulevard Voltaire
75011 Paris
France
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Phone
+ 33 1 43 14 00 30
Web
www.bataclan.fr

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Saturday 12 March 2016
Fun Lovin' CriminalsConcert Bataclan
Paris, France
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Parkway DriveConcert Bataclan
Paris, France
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Tuesday 9 February 2016
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Inquisition, Abbath, Entombed A.D.Concert
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Paris, France
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Friday 22 January 2016
Ten Years AfterConcert Bataclan
Paris, France
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Tuesday 15 December 2015
Bertrand BelinConcert Bataclan
Paris, France
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Tuesday 8 December 2015
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The New RosesConcert
Bataclan
Paris, France
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