Paris La Défense Arena

Nanterre, France

Theatre Projects worked with Atelier Christian De Portzamparc and Vinci Construction to design this spectacular new arena, which is the largest indoor multipurpose facility with variable capacity in France. The stadium features three seating configurations for sporting events, international touring acts, and other live entertainment. It can seat as few as 5,000 or expand to 40,000. The venue features a closed roof, creating a comfortable year-round setting. The arena also features 390,000 square feet of office space, a brewery, restaurants, shops, and student classrooms. The inaugural concert was a three-night full-capacity residency of The Rolling Stones No Filter tour.

Paris La Defense Arena
Credit: Theatre Projects

Paris La Défense


Atelier Christian De Portzamparc


Avel Acoustics


Racing 92, touring performances

Seat count


Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Commercial, Concert hall


Sightline assistance, retractable modular seating design, design of flying systems and design of capacity changing curtains, design of staging and show curtains, tender documents, site inspections and follow up



Venue website

Paris La Defense Arena
Credit: Theatre Projects