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Théâtre du Palais-Royal (rue Saint-Honoré)

Jacques Lemercier

alias Great Hall of the Palais-Cardinal, Salle du Palais-Royal
history of the theatresupplementtechnical dataHistoric equipment

Important events

(detail)14.1.1641 | opening
It opened on 14 Jan. 1641 in the presence of the King and Queen and a brilliant audience with a production of Mirame, attributed to Jean Desmarets but partly the work of Richelieu himself. The new machinery and splendid settings, accessories in opera, were received with admiration and applause.
(detail)6.4.1763 | conflagration
The building was destroyed by fire.
(detail)1781 | closure


Jacques Lemercier |main architect




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