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 30 September 2017 to 09 June 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...

Oh My God She’s Parisian!

Show - comedy, one-man show
from 09 September 2017 to 30 April 2018
Théâtre BO Saint-Martin - 19 boulevard Saint-Martin, Paris
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A crazy day in the life of a Parisian working mum portrayed in a comedy show entirely in English.

Cirque Alexis Gruss - Quintessence

Show - circus
from 14 October 2017 to 04 March 2018
Cirque National Alexis Gruss - Carrefour des Cascades - Porte de Passy, Paris

Alexis Grüss and the Farfadais return with 'Quintessence', an equestrial-aerial show.

Romanès Cirque tzigane

Show - circus
from 14 October 2017 to 27 May 2018
Cirque Romanès - Square Parodi - Boulevard de l'Amiral Bruix, Paris

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

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
from 14 October 2017 to 11 March 2018
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

The Cirque Bouglione is back at the Cirque d’Hiver with its new show 'Exploit'

L’interlope

Show - theatre | Show - cabaret
from 25 January 2018 to 11 March 2018
Comédie-Française - Studio-Théâtre - 99 rue de Rivoli - Galerie du Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

Second performance of the Comédie-Française cabaret

Macbeth

Show - theatre
from 26 January 2018 to 10 March 2018
Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe - Place de l'Odéon, Paris

The Shakespeare classic will be onstage at the Odéon

Bodyguard, le musical

Musical theatre, musical
from 02 February 2018 to 04 March 2018
Dôme de Paris - Palais des Sports - 34 boulevard Victor, Paris

Bodyguard, rendu célèbre à l'écran par Kevin Costner et Whitney Houston, arrive en février 2018 sur la scène du Palais des Sports