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

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.

Ohlala - Sexy - Crazy - Artistic

Show - miscellaneous | Musical theatre, musical
from 05 July 2018 to 30 September 2018
Alhambra Paris - 21 rue Yves Toudic, Paris

Ohlala is at the Alhambra for an exceptional Sexy - Crazy - Artistic show

Les Virtuoses

Show - miscellaneous
from 05 July 2018 to 05 January 2019
Théâtre Fontaine - 10 rue Pierre Fontaine, Paris

The wacky duo bring together music and magic at the Théâtre Fontaine

Shochiku Grand Kabuki

Show - dance
from 13 September 2018 to 19 September 2018
Chaillot-Théâtre national de la Danse - 1 place du Trocadéro, Paris

The beauty of traditional Japanese kabuki is coming to Paris.

Fashion Freak Show

Show - miscellaneous | Musical theatre, musical
from 18 September 2018 to 30 December 2018
Folies Bergère - 32 rue Richer, Paris

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

The iconic Broadway musical will be playing at the Théâtre Mogador from September 2018


Show - opera
from 29 September 2018 to 17 October 2018
Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier - Place de l'Opéra, Paris

The contrary lovers of Titus and Berenice are brought to life by composer Michael Jarrell.