Musicals in Paris

Grease, The Addams Family, Singin’ in the Rain … Paris loves musicals

With acclaimed musicals like Notre-Dame de Paris, Les DixC, Le Roi Soleil or more recently Cats, Résiste, and Dirty Dancing, Paris has become a popular stage for musicals, welcoming a dozen or so top shows every year and offering fans some great entertainment.

Like Broadway musicals in New York, Parisian musicals have developed a distinct artistic identity and have been able to forge a place for themselves on the performing arts scene in France. With songs with catchy rhythms, dazzling sets and sumptuous stage sets, Paris musicals transport spectators to all kinds of worlds and have quickly become a not-to-be-missed event to share with family or friends.

Salle spectacle musical © Fotolia

Again this year, the top Parisian show venues have a great line-up

Again this year, the top Parisian show venues have a great line-up. After a beginning of the year marked by stage adaptations of Saturday Night Fever with its New York disco years  (until end of April 2017 at the Palais des Sports  ), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (until 9 July 2017 at the Casino de Paris) or Les Choristes (The Chorus) (until 21 May 2017 at the Folies Bergère), the new September cultural season will roll out a new series of great musicals.

From the Broadway hit musical Grease (from 28 September 2017 at the Théâtre Mogador) to Jesus, from Nazareth to Jerusalem by Pascal Obispo (from 17 October 2017 at the Palais des Sports), there is something for everyone! Another must see is Un Eté 44 (Summer of 44) by Valéry Zeitoun, which will be back in Paris (from 15 September 2017 at the Folies Bergères) and finally, after an 8-year world tour, the show version of The Addams Family will be playing for the first time in Paris at the Palace (from 15 September 2017).

The end of the year is marked by the smash-hit musical West Side Story that will be staged at Seine Musicale (from 13 October to 12 November 2017), Notre Dame de Paris returns to the Palais des Congrès  (from 9 to 12 November 2017), Singin’in the Rain will play in the Nef du Grand Palais (from 28 November 2017 to 11 January 2018), and in early 2018, the Palais des Sports has already announced that it will be staging the musical Bodyguard (from 2 February 2018).

A great line-up of shows to see throughout the year!

Here is a list of upcoming music shows not to miss in Paris:

Les Choristes (The Chorus)

Musical theatre, musical
from 23 February 2017 to 18 June 2017
Folies Bergère - 32 rue Richer, Paris

The musical show based on the cult film.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Musical theatre, musical
from 25 February 2017 to 09 July 2017
Casino de Paris - 16 rue de Clichy, Paris

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

The Hole

Musical theatre, musical
from 24 May 2017 to 28 May 2017
Dôme de Paris - Palais des Sports - 34 boulevard Victor, Paris

From theatre to circus, from stand-up comedy to striptease, The Hole draws us into a wacky universe

Un été 44 (Summer of 44)

Musical theatre, musical
from 15 September 2017 to 28 October 2017
Folies Bergère - 32 rue Richer, Paris

A journey through time set to music by the big names of French chanson.


Musical theatre, musical
From 28 September 2017
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris

The musical Grease on stage at the Théâtre Mogador from 28 September 2017

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