LA GAITE LYRIQUE

The Théâtre de la Gaîté was built on the rue Papin when the company relocated in 1862. In the late 1980s a good portion of the building was demolished to make way for a quickly doomed amusement center. The facade, entryway and foyer were all that remained.  In November 2010 the City of Paris completed a digital arts and modern music centre on the site, La Gaîté Lyrique, which restored and incorporated the surviving historic front section of the old building.