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

Show - comedy, one-man show
from 01 January 2017 to 01 April 2018
Théâtre des Nouveautés - 24 boulevard Poissonnière, Paris

Olivier Giraud offers a show in English on the attitudes and idiosyncrasies of Parisians: mannerisms and habits that have given th...

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Musical theatre, musical
from 25 February 2017 to 06 May 2017
Casino de Paris - 16 rue de Clichy, Paris

The musical 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' for the first time in France.

Rigoletto, opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Show - opera
from 27 May 2017 to 27 June 2017
Opéra National de Paris - Opéra Bastille - Place de la Bastille, Paris

Verdi's famous opera 'Rigoletto' takes place at the Opéra Bastille until 27 June 2017

Robbins / Balanchine / Cherkaoui / Jalet

Show - dance
from 02 May 2017 to 27 May 2017
Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier - Place de l'Opéra, Paris

Choreographers Robbins, Balanchine, Cherkaoui and Jalet with music by Maurice Ravel at the Opéra Garnier

Saturday Night Fever

Musical theatre, musical
from 09 February 2017 to 30 April 2017
Dôme de Paris - Palais des Sports - 34 boulevard Victor, Paris

Palais des sports stage adaptation of Saturday Night Fever, cult film of disco dance

Cirque Bormann Moreno

Show - circus
from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2016
Cirque Bormann Moreno - 1 place Skanderbeg, Paris

Every year this traditional and family circus, the Cirque Bormann Moreno, is popular with the public

Le grand feu de Saint-Cloud

Show - miscellaneous
from 12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015
Domaine de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

The biggest fireworks display in Europe.

Musique côté jardins

Festival | Classical music | Jazz music | Show - miscellaneous
From May to October 2016
Tout Paris - ., Paris

From May to October, the city of Paris organises numerous festivals in its parks and gardens : theatre, concerts, shows

Opéra côté cour

Festival | Show - opera
from 12 June 2016 to 25 September 2015
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris

Completely free and outdoors, the event seeks to present opera to a wider public in the form of short performances.

Open Air Opera: La Bohème

Festival | Show - opera
from 17 June 2016 to 17 September 2016
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Every summer, a well-known director puts on a great opera from the classical repertoire.

Fountains Night Show at Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 18 June 2016 to 17 September 2016
Château de Versailles Spectacles - Grille du Dragon - Pavillon des Roulettes, Versailles

A magical, memorable evening at the Château de Versailles.

Ile de France Festival

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
from 03 September 2016 to 09 October 2016
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

As autumn gets into full swing, the Ile de France Festival puts the spotlight on classical, world and contemporary music.

Autumn Festival in Paris

Festival | Show - dance | Show - miscellaneous | Show - theatre
from 07 September 2016 to 31 December 2016
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Every year, the public can discover almost 50 shows in various venues and institutions in Paris and around the Ile-de-France regio...

Cirque Bouglione

Show - circus
October 2016 to march 2017
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

The Cirque Bouglione is back at the Cirque d’Hiver with a new show

Mon Premier Festival - 12th edition

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 19 October 2016 to 25 October 2016
Tout Paris - ., Paris

Mon Premier Festival gives children – from 2 years – the opportunity to discover cinema and the diversity of films for young audie...