Salle Pleyel: a must-see venue in Paris

Published by Caroline de Sortiraparis · Photos by Caroline de Sortiraparis · Published on December 19th, 2023 at 10:43 a.m.
Located in Paris's 8th arrondissement, the Salle Pleyel is a must-see venue originally dedicated to symphonic concerts, but now devoted to contemporary music. Opened in 1927, it has played host to some of the greatest names in music, and its Art Deco style is as seductive as ever!

In the heart of Paris, in the prestigious 8th arrondissement, stands the Salle Pleyel, a mecca for classical and contemporary music. Inaugurated in 1927, this concert hall - listed as a historic monument since 2002 - has been the scene of many major musical events, marking the cultural history of the French capital. Behind the birth of this musical mecca was engineer and architect Gustave Lyon, also director of the Pleyel piano factory, who at the time wanted to create a space dedicated to chamber and symphonic music.

Since its opening, the Salle Pleyel has played host to many renowned national and international artists. From legendary pianists such as Arthur Rubinstein, Martha Argerich and Maurizio Pollini, to conductors such as Herbert von Karajan and Pierre Boulez, the hall has been the setting for memorable performances. It also served as the home of the Orchestre de Paris until 2015, before its move to the Philharmonie de Paris.

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The architecture of the Salle Pleyel, with its Art Deco façade and refined interior, offers exceptional acoustics, recognized worldwide by music lovers and professionals alike. After a major renovation in 2006, followed by new work in 2015, the hall now has a seating capacity of 2,036, and a standing capacity of 2,503.

Until 2015, the Salle Pleyel was a hall dedicated to symphonic concerts. Since then, the Salle Pleyel has embarked on a new life, devoting itself to contemporary music of all kinds: jazz, pop, rock, world music and even metal, thus broadening its audience and enriching its cultural heritage. These diverse events testify to the venue's flexibility and modernity, proving that it remains a lively and dynamic space in the Parisian musical landscape.

To get to the Salle Pleyel, public transport options are numerous. The venue is close to the Ternes metro station, accessible by line 2, as well as the Charles de Gaulle - Étoile station, served by metro lines 1, 2 and 6 and the RER A. In addition, several bus lines also serve the area, making access to the venue convenient for visitors from different parts of Paris.

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After enchanting audiences at We Love Green in 2022, Jorja Smith is back in Paris, bringing her fans to the Salle Pleyel on Thursday, September 12, 2024. In response to demand, the British artist adds a second Paris date, on Wednesday September 11, again at the Salle Pleyel. [Read more]

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Following the success of its first European tour, "Whiplash" in cine-concert returns to Paris for a unique and unforgettable evening at Salle Pleyel, on November 27, 2024. Get ready to experience or relive Damien Chazelle's masterpiece in a totally new and immersive way. [Read more]

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After their two intimate shows at La Maroquinerie, The Pretenders return to Paris this autumn to defend their latest opus "Relentless" live once again. Join Chrissie Hynde and her bandmates on stage at the Salle Pleyel for a one-off concert on Thursday, October 3, 2024. [Read more]

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Hans Zimmer's sublime compositions and legendary film scores will be honored on Friday, February 7, 2025 at the Salle Pleyel in Paris for the tribute concert "The Music of Hans Zimmer & Others - A Celebration of Film music". [Read more]

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Peter Jackson's film trilogies "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit", as well as their recent prequel "The Rings of Power", now have their own symphony orchestra concert. The original soundtracks of these six films and the series, composed by Howard Shore, are brought together in "The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and The Rings of Power in concert", at Salle Pleyel, February 8, 2025. [Read more]

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The Magical Music of Harry Potter" concert comes to Paris. The concert, featuring a symphony orchestra playing the original soundtracks from the "Harry Potter" films, is scheduled to take place at the Salle Pleyel on February 8, 2025. [Read more]

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Deluxe and La Femme reunite for a private, immersive concert in a Roaring Twenties atmosphere - that's what's in store at the legendary Salle Pleyel in Paris, on March 9, 2024. For the occasion, we're offering you exceptional invitations to this experience, which promises to plunge you into the world of Gatsby.Take part in the contest at the bottom of the article to try to win your invitations. [Read more]

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Marie S'infiltre presents her audacious show "Culot" at the Salle Pleyel in Paris on March 20 and 21, 2024. She will then be at the Casino de Paris from May 15 to 17 and at the Zenith de Paris on December 21, 2024. [Read more]

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After several years' absence, Beth Gibbons is finally back with a new album and a European tour! The Portishead singer will be back in Paris this spring for a one-off concert scheduled for Monday May 27, 2024 at the Salle Pleyel! [Read more]

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A rock event in Paris this spring! On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, Salle Pleyel opens its doors to two British legends: Liam Gallagher, half of Oasis, and John Squire, guitarist of the Stone Roses. This is a musical experience not to be missed! [Read more]

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After the Olympia in the spring, MC Solaar returns to Paris with two exceptional concerts, this time scheduled for Thursday November 21 and Friday November 22, 2024 at the Salle Pleyel. [Read more]

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On a unique date, December 21, 2024, Helene Segara will perform her greatest hits in a symphonic concert, accompanied by a grandiose orchestra, to celebrate 25 years in the music business, at the Salle Pleyel. [Read more]

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Santa, the now-famous singer from the group Hyphen Hyphen, announces a new solo concert in Paris, this time at the Salle Pleyel on Friday December 13, 2024. [Read more]

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After an exclusive show at the Olympia in 2023, Chris Isaak is already announcing his return to France. The sensual-voiced American artist will be in concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. [Read more]

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After their Parisian performances in 2016 and 2018, Yes returns to the capital! Join us this time at Salle Pleyel on Monday, May 20, 2024 to step back in time and vibrate to the rhythm of the many hits of these progressive rock legends. [Read more]

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Attention ABBA fans! Mania, the Tribute Band created in homage to the legendary Swedish group, is coming to Paris for a unique, not-to-be-missed concert on Wednesday, September 25, 2024 at the Salle Pleyel. [Read more]

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Location

252 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris 8

Access
M°Ternes

Official website
www.sallepleyel.com

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