One of Paris’ oldest and most beautiful theaters has gotten a new face lift with a whole new attitude. The Gaite Lyrique is now a modern museum with all the finishing touches from the gay old Paris architecture. Opened back in September 1862 the theatre was shut down for renovations from 2004 to 2010 by the City of Paris.
5 of the 7 floors are now open to the public with exhibitions, public work spaces, libraries, play places and even a game arcade/video games floor for the kids and a cafe on the 3rd floor.
The unconventional museum welcomes all, as many sections are accessible free of charge. And they regularly hold work shops, film projections and conferences for the public such as their upcoming “GAME OLDER” a initiation for adults to the world of Video games!
( starts March 6 2012)
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NOT TO BE MISSED CONCERT in FEBRUARY
An upcoming “futeristic” concert – DIARIO UT?PICO, presented by Motus, Cyril Teste and Jerome Game.
The musical focus on Don Quixote mixes contemporary staging, poetry and electronic music.
Wednesday February 22 to Friday 24th.
Show starts at 8:30PM each night.
Admission: 24 Euros
NOT TO BE MISSED EXHIBITION in FEBRUARY
“2062, BACK AND FORTH TO THE FUTURE”, February to March 25th.
In celebration of the Theatre bicentenary in 50 years they’ve created an entire concept of exhibitions, social experiments and film screenings that implicates the public in a game of Back to the Future. Fun and fascinating you’ll be delighted by this ambitious cause.
SEE ALL THE EXHIBITIONS HERE including talks, shows and tons of things to do with the kids and entire family.
OPEN: Tuesday to Sunday from 2 pm to 8 pm.
ClOSED: Mondays and national holidays.
Metro: (R?aumur-S?bastopol: lines 3, 4) OR (Arts et M?tiers: lines 3, 11) OR (Strasbourg Saint-Denis: lines 4, 8, 9)
3 bis rue Papin
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