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).

See our list of top not-to-be-missed Paris shows for 2017:

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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
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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...

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

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.

Shen Yun

Show - miscellaneous
from 21 April 2017 to 22 April 2017
Le Palais des Congrès de Paris - VIPARIS - 2 place de la Porte Maillot, Paris

The most famous Chinese dance company Shen Yun returns to the stage of the Palais des Congrès on 21 and 22 April

The Cuban National Ballet

Show - dance
from 06 July 2017 to 20 July 2017
Salle Pleyel - 252 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

The Cuban National Ballet on stage at the Salle Pleyel for 14 exceptional performances

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

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.

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.

Singin'in the rain

Musical theatre, musical
from 28 November 2017 to 11 January 2018
Nef du Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris

The famous musical 'Singin’ in the Rain' at the nave of the Grand Palais from 28 November 2017

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.

Et 20 l’été

Festival | Show - miscellaneous | Show - theatre
from 22 June 2017 to 25 June 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

The street arts festival returns for its 8th edition in the 20th arrondissement of Paris.

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