Shows in Paris

140 theatres and show venues offer major productions, historical reconstructions, musicals and much more

Ballets, operas, musicals, circuses, comedy shows...

A whole host of prestigious productions are staged all year round in Paris.

The biggest shows play here at top venues like Bercy Arena, the Opéra national de Paris ,the Palais des Sports, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Théâtre Mogador, the Zénith de Paris ...

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International productions are often staged in the original language with surtitles in French. Some venues are equipped for people with hearing disabilities (Odéon-Théâtre de l'EuropeOpéra national de Paris, Comédie-FrançaiseThéâtre National de Chaillot...). Finally, foreign visitors can also enjoy theatre performances in Paris thanks to surtitling in English for certain shows. They can hear the actors performing in French, but have the English text right in front of them. Enjoy French culture just as thousands of Parisians do every day! This service is offered by Theatre in Paris  (discover the full line-up).

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Olivier Giraud "How to become a Parisian in one hour"

Show - comedy, one-man show
from 24 September 2016 to 02 September 2017
Théâtre des Nouveautés - 24 boulevard Poissonnière, Paris
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Olivier Giraud offers a show in English on the attitudes and idiosyncrasies of Parisians: mannerisms and habits that have given th...

Oliver Twist - The Musical

Musical theatre, musical
from 23 September 2016 to 26 February 2017
Salle Gaveau - 45-47 rue de la Boétie, Paris
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An adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist, performed by a troupe of actors and musicians at the Salle Gaveau

Bharati 2 : in the Palace of Illusions

Musical theatre, musical
from 17 January 2017 to 23 February 2017
Le Grand Rex - 1 boulevard Poissonnière, Paris
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The musical with the magical colours of India returns for a second edition.

Hit Parade

Show - miscellaneous
from 12 January 2017 to 26 February 2017
Le Palais des Congrès de Paris - VIPARIS - 2 place de la Porte Maillot, Paris

Holographic show with Dalida, Claude François, Mike Brant and Sacha Distel, stars of French music.

Hit Parade

Show - miscellaneous
from 12 January 2017 to 26 February 2017
Le Palais des Congrès de Paris - VIPARIS - 2 place de la Porte Maillot, Paris

Holographic show with Dalida, Claude François, Mike Brant and Sacha Distel, stars of French music.

Cirque Arlette Gruss

Show - circus
from 18 November 2016 to 11 December 2016
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the famous Arlette Gruss circus offers us an amazing show

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Show - theatre
from 30 September 2016 to 01 February 2017
Comédie-Française - Salle Richelieu - Place Colette, Paris

Romeo and Juliette, the mythical play by William Shakespeare, on stage at the Comédie Française.

Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand

Show - theatre
from 20 October 2016 to 17 April 2017
Théâtre du Ranelagh - 5 rue des Vignes, Paris

After the huge success of its fourth seasons, the French classic Cyrano de Bergerac is back at the Théâtre du Ranelagh.

The Schtroumpfs

Show - miscellaneous
from 26 October 2016 to 29 January 2017
Folies Bergère - 32 rue Richer, Paris

The Folies Bergère present the family show The Schtroumpfs (The Smurfs).

Bharati 2 : in the Palace of Illusions

Musical theatre, musical
from 17 January 2017 to 23 February 2017
Le Grand Rex - 1 boulevard Poissonnière, Paris
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The musical with the magical colours of India returns for a second edition.

OdinO

Musical theatre, musical
from 19 January 2017 to 29 April 2017
Bobino - 20 rue de la Gaité, Paris
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The music show that breaks the codes and reinvents music.

Les Choristes (The Chorus)

Musical theatre, musical
from 23 February 2017 to 21 May 2017
Folies Bergère - 32 rue Richer, Paris

The musical show based on the cult film.

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