Paris attacks on Bataclan
Flowers are seen in front of the Bataclan concert hall to pay tribute to the victims of the series of deadly attacks on Friday, in Paris, France, November 17, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France's live entertainment industry wants €50m (£35m) in government aid, as performances played to nearly empty venues in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. There were 89 people who were killed in the Bataclan theatre watching heavy metal band Eagles of Death Metal.

Live entertainment industry group Prodiss welcomed €4m given to the industry by French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin in the wake of the attacks but said it would not cover losses.

"The shock wave [that has hit the sector] needs a medium-term plan," said Prodiss in a statement, "and to minimise the impact we estimate that €50m will be needed." The organisation represents more than 300 French live performance producers, performance venues and promoters.

Performance venues in Paris have reopened, often to small crowds, with more than half of the 130 victims of the attacks on 13 November killed attending a performance by the US band. In the days after the attacks, Prodiss said ticket sales for Paris concerts had dropped by more than 80%.