Théâtre Mogador

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Théâtre Mogador
Theatre de mogador paris 2.jpg
Address 25, rue de Mogador
Location Paris
Coordinates 48°52′31″N 2°19′52″E / 48.87528°N 2.33111°E / 48.87528; 2.33111Coordinates: 48°52′31″N 2°19′52″E / 48.87528°N 2.33111°E / 48.87528; 2.33111
Owner Stage Entertainment
Capacity 1,800
Construction
Opened 1913
Renovated 1983
Architect Bertie Crewe
Website
www.mogador.net
Théâtre Mogador's auditorium Housing 1600 seats (Orchestra: 787 seats, Boxes: 432 seats and Balconies: 381 seats together)

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 September 26, 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,[1] because of this, the show's French premiere was indefinitely postponed.

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