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

"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
Book

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

I love Piaf

Show - miscellaneous
from 13 June 2018 to 18 August 2018
Théâtre du Lucernaire - 53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, Paris
Book

The musical is performed at the Théâtre du Lucernaire, and adapted for English speakers

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.

Fountains Night Show at Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 16 June 2018 to 15 September 2018
Château de Versailles - Place d'Armes, Versailles
Book

A magical memorable evening at the Palace of Versailles.

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!

Ohlala - Sexy - Crazy - Artistic

Show - miscellaneous
from 05 July 2018 to 30 September 2018
Alhambra Paris - 21 rue Yves Toudic, Paris
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Ohlala is at the Alhambra for an exceptional Sexy - Crazy - Artistic show

Festival Paris l'Eté (Paris Summer Festival)

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
from 16 July 2018 to 04 August 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Some fifteen shows in Paris and the Paris region with dance, theatre and music.

Fashion Freak Show

Show - miscellaneous
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