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For more than five years, Arkema has been a member of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées' patrons circle, supporting the theater's "young audience programming".

Every year, thanks to the support of Arkema, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées offers more than 12,000 children from primary and secondary schools around Paris - particularly from disadvantaged districts - the opportunity to learn about classical music in a fun and educational way through its "young audience program.

In 5 years, nearly 60,000 children have been able to familiarize themselves with the lyrical art and discover, first in class and then in the classroom, a Participatory Opera.

Only the year 2021 (Covid-19), with its confinement, disrupted this organization, but Arkema nonetheless maintained its support during this difficult time for everyone, with a 100% digital performance.
"Arkema is an essential partner for the Young Audience Operas and we would like to sincerely thank the entire team for their trust and support, their encouragement and their loyal and valuable commitment.
Since the beginning of the adventure, we have been able to create real bonds of friendship between our two institutions, even though we work in such different fields, bonds that we have been able to perpetuate year after year to build a common project full of meaning. Let us continue to sing together - with joy!”

Julia Neugebauer, Director of Patronage & Partnerships, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

Education, diversity and inclusion are commitments that unite the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Arkema. We support this program, which makes sense and echoes our values.
In addition to our overall support for the program, we are also committed to involving the schools in the city of Colombes, where our headquarters are located. It's a great success, and we've measured the positive impact of this initiative over the years."

The enthusiasm for this program, which involves the city, teachers, students and their families, continues to grow each year.
"The participatory opera is a real success in the community and many teachers want to participate in the project every year." Rita Mahadoo, Discovery Class Coordinator, Colombes City Hall.
"Over the years, we have succeeded in proposing a complete and successful project thanks to the links forged with all the stakeholders. Together, we have been able to improve our proposals every year, the educational priority schools follow us, and the assiduity of the teachers in participating in the preparatory meetings and workshops is proof of this, it is the key to success and to passing on the message to the children." Isabelle Antoine, Head of Audience Groups, Théâtre des Champs Elysées.
Once again, this year, Arkema went to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées to attend the performance of Une Cenerentola, based on G. Rossini's work of the same name, with 500 children from schools in Colombes.

In all, more than 12,000 children were able to see the show thanks to the support of Arkema and other sponsors.

"The show was particularly popular with the children, who were singing at the top of their lungs. The first graders, who were right in front of me, laughed out loud throughout the show, they were captivated and very interested." A teacher participating in the program, from Colombes.