Special experience in Paris French theatre

French Theatre - Must do in paris

Enjoy French luxurious nightlife like a Parisian

France, the capital of a variety of cultural charms such as art, fashion, gastronomy, perfume, and theatre. Watching a performance is one of the Parisians’ favorite activities. Don't you want to enjoy the local lifestyle during your trip to Paris? But maybe you might be too worried about language barriers to watch a play. Not to worry, in Paris you can find plays in English, or with English subtitles; Theatre in Paris is there for you. They provide you a reservation service for plays with English subtitles, 100 % English shows, or even shows with no dialogue at all. You can find all the information written in English on their official website.

First, start with booking your ticket on Theatre in Paris’ online ticketing site. There are many images of all the various shows broken down by categories describing their genre, such as classic, musical, dance, comedy, cabaret, etc. You can easily find a show to suit your preference among their wide variety. After completing your reservation, don't forget to either print the ticket or simply bring the electric ticket to the theatre right on your smartphone.

These various performances are held in over 30 different venues in Paris. Some theaters can be a bit far from the city center, so it is better to check its accessibility and transportation in advance.



As soon as you arrive at the theater, you’ll encounter the unique atmosphere of attending a French play. Many people are waiting in front of the gate, chatting with friends and expecting a marvelous experience during the show. You can show your tickets at the ticket office and then, the English-speaking staff will come to you and show your seats. It will be very crowded right before showtime, so we highly recommend arriving 15-30 minutes in advance.

When you enter the hall, the deep red seats, heavy curtains, and bright lights will have your heart beating with anticipation and make you feel even more excited. Retro theatre posters in the lobby are also one of the enchanting elements that contribute to a unique atmosphere. Those who arrive a bit earlier than others can enjoy this quiet and luxurious interior while they wait for the show to begin.


Theatre in Paris - Eiffel Tower

 What to see at the Theatre in Paris

The English subtitles are displayed throughout the entire show, so audiences can enjoy the live performance just like at the cinema. However, a lively dynamic performance is entirely different from watching the cinema screen, feeling much more vivid and intimate. Even from the 2nd floor, where you can most easily read the subtitles, you will fell the actors' breath because the seats are very close to the stage, given the intimate setting. Their passionate performance takes you on a journey to a new world. The storyline is delicately lead by passionate actors, providing an exceptional experience during your stay in Paris. After this first experience, you might just be lucky enough to become a huge fan of French theatre.

For your superb theatre experience, we would like to recommend several plays.


French theatre - Cyrano



If you want to watch a traditional French play, we recommend 'Cyrano de Bergerac'. This is a classic romantic play about one of the most famous love triangles in history: Cyrano de Bergerac, Christian, and Roxane. This internationally well-known French play has been adapted several times. This play will make you laugh and cry with its touching scenario about the fight of Cyrano, the ugly man with unique bravery. Have a dramatic night in the city of love, Paris.


Address: Théâtre Ranelagh, 5 rue des Vignes, 75016 Paris
Period: Until 29 April 2019
Schedule: Monday 20:00
Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes / No intermission
Detail: Classic / Suitable for ages 10 and up / French with English subtitles


Theatre in Paris - Chicago



One of the most iconic Broadway musicals, 'Chicago' has come to Paris, collaborating with French cabaret culture! Its jazzy music and dynamic dances are a must-see. The play introduces you to a world filled with cries for freedom in the 1920s, through the story of a female duo living in a prison. You can only enjoy this incredible atmosphere in Paris, thanks to the perfect combination of Broadway musical and French cabaret. Let’s have a spectacular night out in Paris!


Address: Théâtre Mogador, 25 rue Mogador, 75009 Paris
Period: Until 30 June 2019
Schedule: Weekdays 20:00 / Saturday 16:00, 20:30 / Sunday 16:00
Duration : 2 hours 40 minutes / 1 intermission
Detail: Musical / Recommended for ages 13 and up / French with English subtitles


Theatre in Paris - Eiffel Tower



A symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower celebrates its 130th birthday in 2019. Do you know its incredible story? ‘The Tower of Monsieur Eiffel’ is a new musical that will tell you the story of when the Eiffel Tower was constructed for the World’s Fair of Paris, starting in 1884. The catchy music will show the Parisians’ revolutionary passion, and the main characters, the architect Gustave Eiffel and the litterateur Maupassant, will narrate the story of the Golden Age in the 19th century. This play will make you love the Eiffel Tower and Paris even more.


Address: Théâtre des Mathurins, 36 Rue des Mathurins, 75008 Paris
Period: Until 30 June 2019
Schedule: Thursday-Friday 19:00 / Sunday 17:00
Duration: 1 hour and 25 minutes / No intermission
Detail: Musical / Suitable for all ages / In French with English subtitles


French comedy - theatre in Paris



You might say that the French language is the most romantic language in the world. To imitate its sensual and sexy pronunciation, we recommend spending some time with Sebastian Max. Let’s learn the mystery of French pronunciation with a hilarious comedian in Paris. This show is playing in one of the most unique theatres in the city, the stage is on a riverboat floating on the Seine River, so you can also enjoy the beautiful view of Paris. What a luxurious evening!


Address: La Nouvelle Seine, Péniche sur Berges, in front of 3 Quai de Montebello 75005 Paris
Period: Until 29 June 2019
Schedule: Saturday 17:15
Duration: 1 hour (60 minutes)
Detail: Comedy / One-man-show / Recommended for ages 12 and up / 100% in English


French theatre - how to become a Parisian



Many global citizens want to be a Parisian once of their life. Parisians' lifestyle and fashion have attracted us since a long time ago. How about learning to become a Parisian when you visit Paris? Olivier Giraud, a talented comedian will give you a comical lesson to remember! At this show, you won’t learn the French language but some tips to behave just like the French. Let’s learn that valuable knowledge with his rhythmical and funny one-man-show!


Address: Théâtre des Nouveautés, 24 boulevard Poissonnière, 75009 Paris
Period: Until 31 December 2019
Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday 19:00
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes / No intermission
Detail: One-man show / Recommended for ages 16 and up / 100% in English


French cabaret - Cabaret burlesque



One of the most popular attractions in Paris is to see an authentic French cabaret, which evolved from the late 19th century. You might be amazed by the unique fashion and the performance of talented actors, which also features a unique French comical burlesque. Their excellent dance, music, feminine beauty and hilarious performance make for an authentic cabaret atmosphere. We’re sure you won’t stop laughing and clapping during the show. Let’s have a gorgeous night out like you have never had before!


Address: La Nouvelle Seine, Péniche sur Berges, in front of 3 Quai de Montebello 75005 Paris
Period: Until 29 June 2019
Schedule: Friday-Saturday 23:00
Duration: One hour and 10 minutes
Detail: Cabaret dance and music / Recommended for ages 12 and up / No dialogue



O’bon Paris’ tip

Theatre in Paris has an English customer service available via telephone or email, so if you have any questions, you can call them without worrying about any communication problems. In fact, with O’bon Paris’ discount code OBONPARIS, you can get a 5€ discount while booking directly on the official website of Theatre in Paris. Don’t miss this chance to have a lively and great evening with local Parisians! This special experience will surely be the highlight of your trip to Paris.


Words by Yuka Ishihara


English Customer Service

Phone Number : +33 1 85 08 66 89

Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00-19:00