Salle Métropole is located inside the Bel-Air Tower, built by Alphonse Laverrière and completed in 1932. Alphonse Laverrière also designed the chandelier and the brass door handles. Joséphine Baker and Louis Armstrong performed here in the 1930s. The Métropole served as a movie theater between the 1950s and 1988 and reopened in 1992 with the Béjart Ballet and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra using the location. Several renovations followed and the Métropole can now host between 500 and 2000 people.