Théâtre du Palais-Royal

Originally known as a puppet theatre (Théâtre des Beaujolais) Théâtre du Palais-Royal was built in 1784 with seating for 750.  Through a rich history it has been a venue for operettas, plays, Neapolitan puppets, performing dogs (!), vaudeville, and comedies.  The comédie mêlée d'ariettes (comedy mixed with brief arias) was performed here including some early works of Hervé.

La Vie Parisienne, by Jacques Offenbach, was first presented here in 1866.  It is known as an opéra bouffle which is a form of operetta with elements of comedy, parody, satire, and farce.

Théâtre du Palais-Royal
Northwest corner of Palais-Royal
38, rue de Montpensier
75001, Paris