Yet has a diverse and wide programme that also approaches other creative fields such as music and visual arts including theatre dance and circus, but also the relationship between all of these forms of entertainment.
There are approximately 120 performances of live shows and multimedia shows held here every year along with several concerts every week, Sunday afternoon concerts and productions dedicated to either children or teenagers.
In addition to these there are lectures, short films, feature films and documentaries, plus this cultural centre and museum in Paris also hosts several large themed exhibitions each year as well.
Part of the mission of the Gaite Lyrique is to promote new forms of media, create awareness and help people discover their artistic and technological potential through these forms of media, and with this in mind, there is a fabulous resource centre that anyone can access completely free of charge.
La Gaite Lyrique also has a video gaming area located on the first floor that is open at the same times as the rest of the centre and equipped with gaming units with large screens and consoles, it explores the latest trends in video gaming, which makes it possible to play all types of games including those online.
In addition to these there is bar located within the historical foyer, which as we have mentioned, was completed renovated and restored, but the bar has a contemporary interior decoration and is a lovely place to sit and relax with a drink.
Plus there is the Cafe de la Gaite Lyrique, which is located on the ground floor next to the historical lobby that was constructed in 1862. And this cafe in Paris offers a wide range of snacks and beverages including a very good vegetarian menu compiled by the Michelin starred chef Arnaud Daguin, which is actually quite unusual to find vegetarian options in many restaurants in Paris.
Access to the Gaite Lyrique Cultural Centre and Museum in Paris
The Gaite Lyrique is located in the 3rd Arrondissement of Paris only around a ten minute walk from the Pompidou Centre or Les Halles and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm through to 8pm, however they are closed on a Monday and on all national French holidays.
You will also be pleased to know that the whole centre is accessible to disabled visitors and the box office, which is located on the ground floor at reception is open at the same times as La Gaite Lyrique except for on a Sunday when it closes at 6pm, however, you can book tickets online at their website.
The Resource Centre and Video Gaming space are also open from 2pm through to 8pm on a Monday to Saturday, yet these also close at 6pm on a Sunday.
And you will find there are numerous ways in which to get to this cultural centre in Paris, so let start with the Metro with three different stations being reasonably close by. The first is Reaumur-Sebastopol on lines 3 or 4, then you have the Art et Metiers stop on lines 3 or 11 and the other is called the Strasbourg Saint-Denis stop accessed via lines 4, 8 or 9.
When it come to the RER, you would need the Chatelet les Halles stop on lines A, B or D, yet if you are travelling by bus then you would need numbers 20, 38 or 47 and dat the Reaumur-Arts et Metiers stop, or if utilising the Noctilien, which are the night buses you would need numbers N12, N14 or N23.
More information on La Gaite Lyrique Museum
- History of La Gaite Lyrique Museum
Address and Contact Details
La Gaite Lyrique
3 biz Rue Papin
Ile de France
Resource Centre Tel: +33 (0) 1 53 01 51 70
Box Office Tel: +33 (0) 1 53 01 51 51
Tourist attractions close by
- Prieure Saint-Martin-des-Champs
- Musee des Arts et Metiers
- Square du General Morin
- Arts et Metiers Metro Station
- Andy Wahloo
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La Gaite Lyrique Museum Cultural Centre
The Gaite Lyrique is a new museum in Paris and a cultural centre dedicated arts such as film making, music, visual arts, design, games, the web and computer programming plus much more, with a packed agenda of shows, concerts, etc.
About the Gaite Lyrique
When you look back at the history of the Gaite Lyrique, you will find that it takes its name from the original name of the building, which was called the Theatre de la Gaite Lyrique, yet rather than just being a theatre, the place has become a cultural centre and exhibition space for digital media.
And even though it is classed as a museum in Paris, it more like looking forward in terms of technology, as La Gaite Lyrique explores all different forms of digital culture such as film, film animation, graphic design, computer programming, software and the world wide web.