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The Paris Theatre (also known as Paris Studios) was a former cinema located in Lower Regent Street, London, which was converted into a theatre by the BBC for radio broadcasts. It was used for several decades by the BBC as the main venue for the comedy programmes requiring an audience broadcast on BBC Radios 2 and 4.

The BBC also recorded performances by many famous musical artists at the Paris Theatre, including AC/DC, The Beatles, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Dr. Feelgood, Fleetwood Mac,Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rod Stewart, Simple Minds, and The Wailers. Some of these performances were recorded as part of the In Concert and Sounds of the Seventies series, in front of live studio audiences.

The Paris Theatre was closed in 1995, being replaced by the purpose-built BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House. The demise of the Paris Theatre was marked with a commemorative concert and broadcast of the last show ever to be recorded at the theatre, namely the final show in series two of The Skivers.

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