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...

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Musical theatre, musical
from 25 February 2017 to 09 July 2017
Casino de Paris - 16 rue de Clichy, Paris

The musical 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' for the first time in France.

Rigoletto, opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Show - opera
from 27 May 2017 to 27 June 2017
Opéra National de Paris - Opéra Bastille - Place de la Bastille, Paris

Verdi's famous opera 'Rigoletto' takes place at the Opéra Bastille until 27 June 2017

Robbins / Balanchine / Cherkaoui / Jalet

Show - dance
from 02 May 2017 to 27 May 2017
Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier - Place de l'Opéra, Paris

Choreographers Robbins, Balanchine, Cherkaoui and Jalet with music by Maurice Ravel at the Opéra Garnier

Les Choristes (The Chorus)

Musical theatre, musical
from 23 February 2017 to 18 June 2017
Folies Bergère - 32 rue Richer, Paris

The musical show based on the cult film.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Musical theatre, musical
from 25 February 2017 to 09 July 2017
Casino de Paris - 16 rue de Clichy, Paris

The musical 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' for the first time in France.

Robbins / Balanchine / Cherkaoui / Jalet

Show - dance
from 02 May 2017 to 27 May 2017
Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier - Place de l'Opéra, Paris

Choreographers Robbins, Balanchine, Cherkaoui and Jalet with music by Maurice Ravel at the Opéra Garnier

Printemps des rues

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 20 May 2017 to 21 May 2017
Canal Saint-Martin - Quai de Jemmapes, Paris

During this weekend in May, it's all about street arts in Paris : theatre, puppet shows, singing, circus, dance, magic...

The Hole

Musical theatre, musical
from 24 May 2017 to 28 May 2017
Dôme de Paris - Palais des Sports - 34 boulevard Victor, Paris

From theatre to circus, from stand-up comedy to striptease, The Hole draws us into a wacky universe

Rigoletto, opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Show - opera
from 27 May 2017 to 27 June 2017
Opéra National de Paris - Opéra Bastille - Place de la Bastille, Paris

Verdi's famous opera 'Rigoletto' takes place at the Opéra Bastille until 27 June 2017

Opéra côté cour

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

Completely free and outdoors, the event seeks to present opera to a wider public in the form of short performances.

La Cenerentola, opera by Gioacchino Rossini

Show - opera
from 10 June 2017 to 13 July 2017
Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier - Place de l'Opéra, Paris

The great comic opera inspired by Cinderella and staged by Guillaume Gallienne.

Champs-Elysées Film Festival

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 15 June 2017 to 22 June 2017
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

Champs-Elysées Film Festival aims to present independent French and American films to a wider audience : competition, screenings, ...