Paris L'Olympia

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Olympia Theatre exterior and interior with seats
Muse at the Olympia in 2012

Olympia (or as it's most commonly known as, L'Olympia or Olympia Hall - not to be confused with Olympia Theatre in Dublin) is a music venue located in Paris, France. The hall was opened in 1888 by co-creators of the Moulin Rouge, Joseph Oller and Charles Zidler, under the name of Montagnes Russes. The building housed many theatrical, opera and ballet performances. With the decline of these types of performances in early 20th century, Olympia was converted into a movie cinema, known under the name of Théâtre Jacques Haïk, and later into a music venue in 1954. Since then it's been known as Olympia. The venue has been a popular stay for many rock bands since the 1960s.

Many iconic performers and musical acts from different spectrums of entertainment have performed at the Olympia, including Édith Piaf, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, Dalida, Johnny Hallyday, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Nina Simone, Ray Charles, The Pogues, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and more.

The venue can hold 1,985 during seated shows and 2,824 during standing shows.

Muse performances at Olympia

Venue address

L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
28 Boulevard des Capucines
9 Arrondissement de Paris
75009 Paris

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