The Marigny Theatre has been completely renovated throughout: extension work, compliance with technical standards relating to security and accessibility, general comfort for all the public, as well as the modernization of scenographic equipment. Inside, thetheatre’s two auditoriums (the big 1,000-seat auditiorium, on the ‘Historic Monuments’ list since 1990, and the 300-seat Studio Marigny), have been refurbished and embellished. New spaces have been created, namely a 120-cover restaurant entrusted to the Costes group and a foyer to receive the public. Outside, the work has consisted of restoring the decoration dating back to 1925, such as the moulded cartouches, the mascarons and engaged pilasters of the panorama of Charles Garnier.
To promote this cultural venue on the international scene, it is Jean-Luc Choplin, former director of the Châtelet Theatre (also behind the Seine Musicale), who has been chosen. The latter wants to reconnect with the theatre’s musical tradition. Topping the bill from November, for 100 performances is the musical show Peau d’Âne, adapted from the famous film by Jacques Demy, himself inspired by Charles Perrault’s tale, with a musical score by Michel Legrand. A not-to-be-missed event to celebrate the renaissance of the Marigny Theatre!