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

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.

Ile de France Festival

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
from 09 September 2017 to 15 October 2017
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.

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.

Jerk Off

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 13 September 2017 to 17 September 2017
Le Carreau du Temple - 4 rue Eugène Spuller, 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.

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

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