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Situated in Châlons En Champagne, Parc des Expositions is a massive event venue. This center is popular for staging versatile events, right from concerts to trade fairs and business conferences. This spacious venue features well-facilitated spaces for small-and large-scale events. In case you feel hungry, Parc des Expositions houses a restaurant and bar ideal for a quick pre-show bite or an elaborate dinner post an event. Prior booking for major concerts and events are recommended.
Maybe you're short on cash and you can't get into the city or maybe you need to be somewhere early in the morning but still want to have a good time. Well, if Paris is just too far for a good concert, try La Cartonnerie. A lot of local and regional bands come through here while they're on their way to larger venues. However, that doesn't mean its any less of a show. While most of the shows are hip-hop related, there is some variety every now and again and when the live music stops, the party keeps going with the in-house DJs that keep everybody happy. Also, do check out the drink specials!
Historic building turned rocking concert venue, Chapelle Argence is one of the city's top spots to catch live concerts from both national and international musicians. The venue also hosts parties and music special events through the year. From rock to classical and electronic, this music venue retains its 19th-century facade though the interiors are retrofitted to give music lovers the most dynamic sound and melodious acoustics. With an exciting line up of performances, especially during the summer season, Chapelle Argence is a must visit for music buffs.
Châlons-en-Champagne's premier performing arts venue, La Comète hosts theatrical performances, dance performances, movie screenings, comedy evenings and much more under one roof. With an emphasis on children's programming, the theater has a dedicated line up of plays and movies just for kids. Offering a chance to experience the regions rich cultural heritage firsthand, La Comète promises an evening of outstanding entertainment for all ages. It is a cultural hub in its truest sense.
La Ferme du Buisson brings art forms alive through their theatrical performances, interactive exhibits and art collections. Housed in a historic 19th-century structure, the striking facade is instantly recognizable for its brick and wood architecture. Dedicated to contemporary art in all its forms, this center is a hub of creative energy and dynamic artistic exploration. From dance to circus performances and concerts, the program line up is innovative and always evolving. A great place to visit for its historic value as well as its avant-garde performing art, La Ferme du Buisson is an art lover's haven.
La Comédie de Reims brings together performance spaces, experimental projects, and educational initiatives surrounding the performing arts. Three stages (large, small, and theater workshop area) host a continual schedule of plays, children's theater, world music performances, and an annual festival. An artistic collective created for La Comédie de Reims and a handful of associated theater companies collaborate in explorations of artistic expression, and classes are offered to the public.
Built in 1873 by architect Alphonse Gosset, the Large Theater of Reims has come to be known as one of the most beautiful opera and classical music venues in France. The theater boasts an art deco inspired interior and plush red horseshoe seats that draw constant comparisons to the great theaters of Italy. Following the First World War, the Grand Théâtre de Reims had to be completely rebuilt due to the heavy amount of damage it had sustained. Architects Nets and Soller undertook this feat and restored the theater to its original appearance by 1931. The theater was then renovated in 1970 and again in 1997 to accommodate safety standards by bringing the maximum capacity down to 790 people. After nearly a century of destruction and frequent renovation, the Grand Théâtre de Reims still stands as one of Champagne's greatest landmarks. For further details and updated timings, call ahead or check the website.
At the heart of Reims cultural scene lies the Centre-Culturel Saint-Exupéry. This venue hosts everything from art exhibitions to theater and music events. With a vision to promote contemporary art in a variety of media and across disciplines, the center patronizes emerging artists and relatively undiscovered young talent. Workshops and educational programs are often held here to promote continuing art education and an exchange of ideas. This dynamic space offers a variety of programs and events worth checking out while in the city.