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 2017:

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

Show - comedy, one-man show
from 01 January 2017 to 01 April 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...

Fountains Night Show at Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 17 June 2017 to 16 September 2017
Château de Versailles - Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles, Versailles
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A magical memorable evening at the Palace of Versailles.

Cinema by Moonlight

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 28 July 2017 to 13 August 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Organised by the Forum des Images in the district of Les Halles, the festival takes over the capital's parks and gardens.

Piaf! The Show’

Musical theatre, musical
from 19 September 2017 to 19 September 2017
L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix - 28 boulevard des Capucines, Paris
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‘Piaf! The Show’ is the biggest French box office hit abroad since 2015, at Olympia on 19 September

Grease

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

Cirque Bormann Moreno

Show - circus
from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2016
Cirque Bormann Moreno - 1 place Skanderbeg, Paris

Every year this traditional and family circus, the Cirque Bormann Moreno, is popular with the public

Mon Premier Festival - 12th edition

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 25 October 2017 to 31 October 2017
Tout Paris - ., Paris

Mon Premier Festival gives children – from 2 years – the opportunity to discover cinema and the diversity of films for young audie...

Romanès Cirque tzigane

Show - circus
From 22 October 2016
Cirque Romanès - Square Parodi - Boulevard de l'Amiral Bruix, Paris

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

Cirque Arlette Gruss

Show - circus
from 18 November 2016 to 11 December 2016
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the famous Arlette Gruss circus offers us an amazing show

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

Show - comedy, one-man show
from 01 January 2017 to 01 April 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...

Musique côté jardins

Festival | Classical music | Jazz music | Show - miscellaneous
From May to October 2016
Tout Paris - ., Paris

From May to October, the city of Paris organises numerous festivals in its parks and gardens : theatre, concerts, shows

Open Air Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Festival | Show - opera
from 16 June 2017 to 09 September 2017
Paris et Ile-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 17 June 2017 to 16 September 2017
Château de Versailles - Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles, Versailles
Book

A magical memorable evening at the Palace of Versailles.

Opéra Côté Cour festival

Festival | Show - opera
June to September 2017
Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris

Completely free and outdoors, the event presents opera in the form of short performances.