Théâtre des Cérémonies

Théâtre des Cérémonies was a temporary stadium in Albertville, France. Built to only host the opening and closing ceremonies for the 1992 Winter Olympics, the circular shape stadium was immediately disassembled following the games. The stadium held 35,000 and was built in 1992 like a circus. Part of the stadium was shipped to Barcelona and used during the 1992 Summer Olympics. During its existence, it was the largest such temporary structure ever built. The site is now a park.

Ceremonies Theatre
Théâtre des Cérémonies
1992 Winter Olympics Albertville pylon 02.JPG
Central spire of the former Théâtre des Cérémonies (right), pictured in 2013.
LocationAlbertville, France
Capacity35,000
SurfaceIce
Construction
Built5 August 1989 (1989-08-05)
Opened29 December 1991 (1991-12-29)
Demolished24 February 1992 (1992-02-24)
Billboard located nearby the site of the Théâtre des Cérémonies, depicting the venue during the opening ceremony of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games.

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  • [1]: Image from the International Olympic Committee about the 1992 Winter Games. Includes images of the "Théâtre des Cérémonies".

Coordinates: 45°39′41.73″N 6°22′9.72″E / 45.6615917°N 6.3693667°E / 45.6615917; 6.3693667