Apollo (Paris)

The Apollo is a former French music-hall venue located at 20 rue de Clichy in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.


The Apollo Theatre had a removable stage (now destroyed) called basculo conceived by the engineer Félix Léon Edoux.

In 1909 the Czech conductor and composer, Ludvík Čelanský, was artistic director and head of the symphony orchestra of the Apollo.

The actress Jane Marnac, her husband Keith Trevor, and Camille Wyn directed the Apollo in 1929 and 1930.

The Merry Widow (Franz Lehár) and Rêve de Valse (Oscar Straus) were premiered in the theatre. In addition, Carlos Gardel, Argentinian tango singer, made his Parisian debut here.[1]



  1. Cadicamo, Enrique, Historia del tango en Paris, Buenos Aires, Corregidor, 1975

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