La Boule

Having started as a goguette for singing and drinking societies, the Boule Noire was successively transformed into a dance hall, a cabaret and then a cinema, before becoming an internationally renowned concert venue since the 1990s.

The Boule Noire is a place for musical discovery, offering a number of artists their first steps into the limelight. Its intimate atmosphere also provides the perfect venue for concerts put on by major artists.

Its roll call of fame includes:

The Dandy Warhols, Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Cat Power, Supergrass, The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, Justice, Jamie Cullum, Phoenix, Bloc Party, TV On The Radio, The Libertines, The Gossip, Brigitte Fontaine, Les Rita Mitsouko, Asa, Manu Chao, Yael Naim, Les Wampas, Cocoon, Zenzile, Amadou & Mariam, Daniel Darc and many more besides.

In addition, some of its regular events such as Toxic, K.A.B.P. and Otra Otra, as well as the Les Inrocks Festival, the Festival Factory and, more recently, the MaMa, will live on in the collective memory of Parisian audiences for many years to come.

Its 1970s design and murals, its warm intimate atmosphere, its bar and its cutting-edge programming make the Boule Noire a one-of-a-kind venue in Montmartre.

With a capacity of 250 seats, the forthcoming programme shows that this small venue is fully in sync with today’s international and French-language musical scene.

In 2021, it will be equipped with a new video system for livestreaming concerts.