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 2019.

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Top 10 shows in Paris

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

Show - comedy, one-man show
from 29 May 2019 to 14 September 2019
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...

Oh My God She’s Parisian!

Show - comedy, one-man show
From 9 Septembre 2017
Théâtre BO Saint-Martin - 19 boulevard Saint-Martin, Paris

A crazy day in the life of a Parisian working mum portrayed in a comedy show entirely in English.

Inside Opéra

Show - miscellaneous
from 08 June 2018 to 25 September 2019
Opéra national de Paris - Palais Garnier - Place de l'Opéra, Paris

An immersive experience in the heart of the Palais Garnier

Cirque Bormann - Juracirque

Show - circus
from 13 April 2019 to 18 August 2019
Cirque Bormann - 5 rue Lucien Bossoutrot, Paris

Juracirque, the breathtaking new creation by Cirque Bormann!


Show - circus | Show - miscellaneous | Comédie musicale
from 13 June 2019 to 12 October 2019
Alhambra Théâtre Music-Hall Show - 21 rue Yves Toudic, Paris

An unusual show combining circus, magic and dance.

Open Air Opera: Tosca

Festival | Show - opera
from 14 June 2019 to 07 September 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

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

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
from 12 July 2019 to 30 August 2019
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!

Tréteaux nomades

Festival | Show - theatre
from 26 August 2019 to 08 September 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

This festival presents a series of shows, including various types of performing arts, burlesque theatre, music, poetry and popular...

Festival Silhouette

from 29 August 2014 to 06 September 2014

The Festival Silhouette offers a complete programme of short films on the big screen, shown outdoors for free.