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.

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

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

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.

Ile de France Festival (canceled)

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
Canceled
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

As autumn gets into full swing, the Ile de France Festival puts the spotlight on classical, world and contemporary music.

Autumn Festival in Paris

Festival | Show - dance | Show - miscellaneous | Show - theatre
from 13 September 2017 to 31 December 2018
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

Every year, the public can discover almost 50 shows in various venues and institutions in Paris and around the Ile-de-France regio...

Jerk Off

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 13 September 2017 to 17 September 2017
Le Carreau du Temple - 2 rue Perrée, Paris

Jerk Off, the LGBT+ multidisciplinary cultural festival.

Un été 44 (Summer of 44)

Musical theatre, musical
from 15 September 2017 to 28 October 2017
Folies Bergère - 32 rue Richer, Paris
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A journey through time set to music by the big names of French chanson.

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

Opéra de Paris : Season opening Gala

Show - dance
from 21 September 2017 to 21 September 2017
Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier - Place de l'Opéra, Paris

The gala evening at the Opéra national de Paris launches the new season and brings together all the artists.

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 Bouglione

Show - circus
October 2016 to march 2017
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

The Cirque Bouglione is back at the Cirque d’Hiver with a new show