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Performing Arts

Theatre, Musical Theatre, Film, Opera, and other performing arts.

July 28, 2017

Episode 23 - The Queen’s Theatre in The Palace of Versailles


A great lover of the dramatic arts, Marie-Antoinette eventually grew tired of the temporary stages knocked together for performances in the gallery of the Grand Trianon and the orangery of the Petit Trianon. Once she had decided to commission her personal architect Richard Mique to build her a real theatre, work was completed in spring 1780, and the official inauguration was on 1 June. 

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