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Bataclan theatre set to reopen nearly a year to the day since Paris attacks

The Bataclan venue has been closed since the terror attack in November last year. Credit: Reuters/Benoit Tessier

The Bataclan theatre in Paris, where 89 people were killed during a terror attack, will reopen later this year.

In a Facebook post the managers of the venue confirmed that the hall will begin holding concerts again in November, nearly a year to the day since the deadly attack in Paris.

The first act to play at the venue will be Pete Doherty on November 16, followed by Youssou N'dour on November 18 and two other acts at the start of December.

The Bataclan theatre is set to reopen in November this year. Credit: Le Bataclan/Facebook

The Bataclan's owner said the venue would try to "retain its warmth and friendliness".

The renovation work at the Bataclan has started.

This will consist of renovating the structure and facilities but not changing the venue itself.

We're going to try to preserve its warmth and friendliness. We also want to maintain the popular and festive spirit which was always hers.

– Management team of the Bataclan

The statement also reflected on the victims from the attacks and said the owners were thinking of their families.

The rock band 'Eagles of Death Metal' were playing at the Bataclan in central Paris on November 13 when three gunmen stormed the venue and indiscriminately shot concertgoers.

All of the band members escaped unhurt but the group's British merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, died during the incident.

The attack was one of three carried out that night in which a total of 130 people were killed.