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 2016:

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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...

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

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 - danse
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

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

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

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...

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.

Musical Fountains Show at the Palace of Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 01 April 2017 to 29 October 2017
Château de Versailles Spectacles - Grille du Dragon - Pavillon des Roulettes, Versailles

A majestic walk in the gardens of the Sun King

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.

Les Etés de la Danse (Summers of Dance)

Festival | Show - danse
from 04 July 2017 to 22 July 2017
Île Seguin - Rives de Seine - Île Seguin, Boulogne-Billancourt

The festival welcomes outstanding ballet companies from all around the world.

Paris quartier d'été festival

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
Mid-July - beginning of August 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Paris quartier d'été festival offers around 15 shows with over 100 performances encompassing dance, music and theatre

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