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

Singin'in the rain

Musical theatre, musical
from 28 November 2017 to 11 January 2018
Nef du Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris
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The famous musical 'Singin’ in the Rain' at the nave of the Grand Palais from 28 November 2017

Ciné Junior

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
January-February 2018
Val-de-Marne - ., Val-de-Marne

‘Ciné Junior’, an international cinema festival for children seeks to introduce kids and teens to cinema

Printemps des rues

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
May 2018
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...

Champs-Elysées Film Festival

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
June 2018
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

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