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).

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Top 10 shows in Paris

Romanès Cirque tzigane

Show - circus
from 14 October 2017 to 27 May 2018
Cirque Romanès - Square Parodi - Boulevard de l'Amiral Bruix, Paris

Authentic tzigane circus, Romanès invites us into a festive and colourful world

Les Parisiennes

Show - miscellaneous
from 24 May 2018 to 03 June 2018
Folies Bergère - 32 rue Richer, Paris

Arielle Dombasle, Mareva Galanter, Inna Modja, and Helena Noguerra revive the yé-yé hits of Les Parisiennes

Et 20 l’été

Festival | Show - miscellaneous | Show - theatre
from 21 June 2018 to 24 June 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

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

Grease

Musical theatre, musical
from 28 September 2017 to 08 July 2018
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris
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The musical Grease on stage at the Théâtre Mogador from 28 September 2017

I love Piaf

Show - miscellaneous
from 13 June 2018 to 18 August 2018
Théâtre du Lucernaire - 53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Paris
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The musical is performed at the Théâtre du Lucernaire, and adapted for English speakers

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
from 27 June 2018 to 01 September 2018
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!

Open Air Opera: Carmen

Festival | Show - opera
from 15 June 2018 to 08 September 2018
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.

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.

"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...