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 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 08 September 2017 to 17 October 2017
Casino de Paris - 16 rue de Clichy, Paris

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

Oh My God She’s Parisian!

Show - comedy, one-man show
from 09 September 2017 to 30 December 2017
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 100% in English.

Les Franglaises

Comédie musicale
from 13 September 2017 to 03 February 2018
Bobino - 20 rue de la Gaité, Paris

The show laced with British humour that makes French audiences laugh out loud!

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

Cirkopolis

Show - circus
from 05 October 2017 to 29 October 2017
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Inspired by the film classic Metropolis, Cirkopolis is a modern and urban circus show

Tutu

Show - dance
from 11 October 2017 to 14 January 2018
Bobino - 20 rue de la Gaité, Paris

This clever, humoristic dance show makes fun of absolutely everything, especially dance!

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'