From 1730 a site is designed for the Duke of Richelieu’s distractions. Frequented then more democratically, the “Folie Richelieu” became a place for shows until 1811. It is then replaced by the Tivoli, a vast amusement park.
In 1851, a huge hall is built on the site. Various entertainments are proposed including a skating rink. In 1880, on a portion of the rink is built the Palace Theater. The entrance is made in a very nice setting and enables you to follow the attractions on the podium. The vocation of the place was getting more and more accurate …
The place was then transformed in 1914 into a theater Music Hall and will adopt the formula that will make it a legend of the Parisian music hall. In 1917 it was the first show-musical “Moderne” with Gaby Desly and Harry Pilcer. Then it was the first jazz band in France to play on stage. The star is wearing rhinestones and jewels. It was a true revolution and a hit.
The 1918 bombings interrupt the performances, but a new show is mounted as soon as possible with Mistinguett, which brings her protégé, some … Maurice Chevalier. Mistinguett remains the undisputed queen of the Casino until 1925.
In 1930, the Casino de Paris has become an institution of the Parisian show and seeks to create the event by engaging Josephine Baker. This is the show-musical “Paris qui remue ” which coincides with the Colonial Exhibition. Josephine will create “J’ai deux amours” then again in 1932 with “La Joie de Paris”.
In 1934, it was Tino Rossi staring in the Casino, with his velvet voice and his Rudolf Valentino profile that will make noise for months.
In 1959, Line Renaud, become a big star, opens her show-musical “Plaisirs de Paris”, there are over 100 people on stage. The show-event will last 4 years. After two years of success in Las Vegas, she returned to the Casino in 1965 in “Plaisirs de Paris” and then in 1973 in “Paris-Line.”
Zizi Jeanmaire, leave an unforgettable memory to the Casino de Paris from 1970 to 1972 in “La Revue” and in “Zizi je t’aime”.
Unfortunately, in the second half of the 70s, the success went away; the concept of the show-events is no longer in the air. 1982 marks the end of the shows and the Casino de Paris definitively breaks with the tradition of the Great Show-Event. It began to follow a new path: programming quality shows in a prestigious setting.
With Serge Gainsbourg in 1985, the Casino de Paris declares its new image to the artistic world. Therefore will succeed the great names of French and international music: Jacques Dutronc, Michel Jonasz, Ben Harper, Shirley MacLaine, Sheryl Crow, Yannick Noah, Lou Reed, Muse, Coldplay, London Grammar and many others …
Also hosting musicals such as Starmania, Le Petit Prince, Chicago, Hairspray, Priscilla Gueen of the desert, and surprising shows like Stomp, Tap Dogs, Arturo Brachetti, Slava Snow Show and Swan Lake, the Casino de Paris stands with the diversity of its shows, thus fitting in the most appreciated Music Hall in Paris.
Paris 2018 is proud to present its gala concert on August 8, 2018. Evening which will meet for the first time in the history of the Gay Games orchestras, bands and choirs from around the globe.