American Friends

We created the American Friends of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in order to widen our patrons’ circle worldwide. Building bridges between France and the United States is one of our main objectives and we are looking forward to achieve this ambition.

Play your part and deepen your involvment with the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées! Support us and enjoy many behind-the-scene benefits. By donating to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, you will associate your name with a remarkable institution committed to providing arts of the highest quality.

Celebrate the launch of the American Friends of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

and join our exclusive 3-day trip to Paris

> Thursday, December 6th 2018

Day program

12:45 pm                     Welcome Luncheon in an exclusive Paris location

Evening program

6:30 pm                      Cocktail reception at the Theater

7:30 pm                      Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (concert performance)

Conducted by Speranza Scapucci
Joyce DiDonato, Orchestre de chambre de Paris

Cocktail during intermission
Post-performance private dinner with Joyce DiDonato at the Theater

> Friday, December 7th 2018

Day program

11:30 am                      Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and presentation of our educational programs for children and our artistic projects for the future

12:45 pm                     Luncheon hosted by Executive Director Michel Franck at Hôtel de     Pomereu, an 18th century Hotel Particulier located in the heart of Paris

Evening program

7:30 pm                      Verdi’s La Traviata (new production by Deborah Warner)

Conducted by Jérémie Rhorer
Vannina Santoni, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie

Cocktail during intermission

> Saturday, December 8th 2018

Day program free

Individual activity suggestions available upon request.

Evening program

6:30 pm                      Farewell cocktail reception

8:00 pm                     Piano recital Grigory Sokolov

Program: includes Schubert’s Four Impromptus

Patrons, Benefactors and Ambassadors are cordially invited to this exclusive 3 day event hosted by the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in order to celebrate the launch of the American Friends of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

Become a Member


$1,000 and above


$5,000 and above


$25,000 and above


$50,000 and above

The King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) enables U. S. donors to support the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées through our American Friends fund at KBFUS. Because KBFUS is a public charity, you may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by US tax law for your contributions.

Alternative ways to give

For gifts by check: Address your check to KBFUS, write “American Friends of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées” in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.