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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"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

Et 20 l’été

Festival | Show - miscellaneous | Show - theatre
June 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

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

Les Etés de la Danse (Summers of Dance)

Festival | Show - dance
from 04 July 2017 to 22 July 2017
La Seine Musicale - Ile Seguin, Boulogne-Billancourt

The festival welcomes outstanding ballet companies from all around the world.

The Cuban National Ballet

Show - dance
from 06 July 2017 to 20 July 2017
Salle Pleyel - 252 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

The Cuban National Ballet on stage at the Salle Pleyel for 14 exceptional performances

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
from 06 July 2017 to 02 September 2017
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!

Festival Paris l'Eté (Paris Summer Festival)

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
from 17 July 2017 to 05 August 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

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

Open Air Cinema

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 20 July 2017 to 20 August 2017
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

A cultural highlight every summer, the festival welcomes thousands of film fans with a programme of French and international films

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.

Tréteaux nomades

Festival | Show - theatre
from 21 August 2017 to 03 September 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

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

Silhouette Festival

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 25 August 2017 to 02 September 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

For a week at the end of summer, the Silhouette association puts on a free festival dedicated to short films.

Le grand feu de Saint-Cloud

Show - miscellaneous
21:00-23:00
Domaine de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

The biggest fireworks display in Europe.