Programming in this vertiginous concrete amphitheatre, hidden behind a classical façade, features hip chamber music outfits such as the Kronos and Takács Quartets and Early Music pioneer Fabio Biondi. The agenda for 2011 includes Vertical Road, a new piece by Akram Khan, as well as an adaptation of Jean Genet's Le Funambule, choreographed and performed by Angelin Preljocaj.
The season spills over to sister venue Théâtre des Abbesses (31 rue des Abbesses, 18th), and between the two sties the 'City Theatre' turns out the most consistently innovative performances in Paris.
|Venue name:||Théâtre de la Ville|
2 place du Châtelet
|Opening hours:||Box office 11am-7pm Mon; 11am-8pm Tue-Sat. By phone 11am-7pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun. Closed July & Aug|