Theatre de Mogador, Paris

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Théâtre Mogador founded in 1913 and designed by Bertie Crewe, is a Parisian music hall theatre located at 25, rue de Mogador in the 9th district. It seats 1,800 people on three tiers.

In 1913 financier Sir Alfred Butt rented an area in Paris. Built according to English music hall principles and style during World War I, the theatre was originally named the "Palace Theatre", after the like-named one in London, in order to appeal to British soldiers. The name was shortly thereafter changed to "Théâtre Mogador", Mogador being the old name of the town of Essaouira in Morocco. The inauguration guests include President Wilson, in France to negotiate the Treaty of Versailles.

It was inaugurated by US president to be Franklin Delano Roosevelt April 1919.

From 1920 it was a Cine-variety, and gained fame with the performances of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and with the Thés Mogador – performances of operettas and plays in the afternoon. Until the seventies, the Théâtre Mogador was mainly used for performances of operettas, including Mistinguett. Marcel Merkès was a regular performer here from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s.

An extensive renovation restored the building to new splendour in 1983. In 2005, it was purchased by the Stage Entertainment group (then called the "Stage Holding - The Theatre Group").

The theatre hosted the nineteenth Molière Awards (French theatre awards) on 9 May 2005.

On 26 September 2016 a fire damaged several parts of the theater, including the stage and props that would be used in the French-language production of The Phantom of the Opera. Because of this, the show's French premiere was indefinitely postponed.
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  • Visited the theatre to see Ghost: Le Musical. I purchased my ticket at the box office and the lady kindly informed me that the balcony was closed, so if I purchased a balcony ticket my seat would be....  more »
  • Basically, I'm not keen on musicals but being in Paris when Cats was running I decided to attend. I enjoyed very much the show as well as the venue. This is a nice and cosy theatre, keeping an hint...  more »
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  • Basically, I'm not keen on musicals but being in Paris when Cats was running I decided to attend. I enjoyed very much the show as well as the venue. This is a nice and cosy theatre, keeping an hint of past "luxury" which certainly adds to the warm atmosphere.
  • Went for Chicago the musical and I had a good time. I loved how they made the orchestra part of the show and the conductor was really funny and talented. Nice theatre, good service

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