Owners of the Bataclan theatre in Paris have released their first statement since the massacre last Friday, in which as many as 120 people died when gunmen opened fire during an Eagles of Death Metal concert.

Translated, it reads:

“Dear friends,

“No words can express the level of sadness we feel. 

“Our thoughts are with the victims, the wounded and their relatives.

[As translated by Buzzfeed]: “Many of you want to come to the Bataclan, but unfortunately, the authorities still need to work on (the) site. We will keep you informed as soon as it’s possible for you to come and mourn in front of the concert hall.

“Thank you for your support, which deeply affects us.”

Makeshift memorials are being erected near the sites of the deadly terrorist attacks, which claimed the lives of 129 people in total.

On Twitter, people are sharing their memories of the Bataclan with the hashtag #MonPlusBeauSouvenirDuBataclan (‘My most beautiful memory of the Bataclan’):


There is no word yet as to when the theatre will reopen.

Images: Twitter.