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 2018.


 More shows in Paris

Top 10 shows in Paris

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

Show - comedy, one-man show
from 19 January 2018 to 30 December 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...

Oh My God She’s Parisian!

Show - comedy, one-man show
From 9 Septembre 2017
Théâtre BO Saint-Martin - 19 boulevard Saint-Martin, Paris
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A crazy day in the life of a Parisian working mum portrayed in a comedy show entirely in English.

Autumn Festival in Paris

Festival | Show - dance | Show - miscellaneous | Show - theatre
from 10 September 2018 to 13 February 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-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...

Fashion Freak Show

Show - miscellaneous | Musical theatre, musical
from 18 September 2018 to 30 December 2018
Folies Bergère - 32 rue Richer, Paris
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Jean-Paul Gaultier will be launching his Fashion Freak Show at the Folies Bergère on 2 October 2018

Cirque Plume – the last season

Show - circus
from 26 September 2018 to 30 December 2018
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The inimitable Cirque Plume bows out with 60 performances not to miss

Chicago. Le Musical

Show - dance | Musical theatre, musical
Starting on 26 September 2018
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris
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The iconic Broadway musical will be playing at the Théâtre Mogador from September 2018

La Traviata, opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Show - opera
from 29 September 2018 to 29 December 2018
Opéra National de Paris - Opéra Bastille - Place de la Bastille, Paris

Verdi's masterpiece on stage at the Opéra Bastille

Cirque Alexis Gruss – Origines

Show - miscellaneous
from 20 October 2018 to 10 March 2019
Cirque Alexis Gruss - Carrefour des Cascades - Porte de Passy, Paris

This new show by the Alexis Gruss family pays tribute to the beginnings of the equestrian circus

Virsky

Show - miscellaneous
from 05 December 2018 to 09 December 2018
Le Palais des Congrès de Paris - VIPARIS - 2 place de la Porte Maillot, Paris

Virsky’s 70-strong troupe of dancers pay a dazzling tribute to their homeland, Ukraine

The Nutcracker

Show - opera
from 23 December 2018 to 06 January 2019
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées - 15 avenue Montaigne, Paris

The Kiev Opera Ballet Theatre returns to Paris