Classical ambiance


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Photographe : Catherine Balet

With close to 140 theatres and venues, Paris has an overwhelming variety of theatrical entertainment.

Among the big theme productions, historical reconstructions, comedies and musicals, you are bound to find something to put a smile on your face. For those interested in flights of culture, the fine flower of theatrical art is to be found in Paris: classical and contemporary comedies, Greek tragedies revisited; vaudeville and street theatre; one man shows; opera; dance and poetry recitals; the choice is vast and the programmes are rich.

European and international co-productions are regularly given in their original language, with French surtitles. Certain venues are equipped for the hard of hearing.

Below are the addresses of some theatres and venues of international renown. Through the Paris Tourism Office you will find a wide variety of venues to enjoy the diversity of cultural and contemporary art.

So what are you waiting for? Hurry along to upcoming shows and relish your favourite kind of show amid the atmosphere of a Parisian theatre. Enjoy!

There is also quite a rich scene for classical music in Paris, with quite a number of places where you can listen to classical music in prestigious and historical setting.

BALLET

• Opéra Garnier
Place de l'Opéra
75009 Paris
01 47 42 53 71

• Maison des arts de Créteil
Place Salvador Allende
94000 Créteil
01 49 80 18 88

• Théâtre de la Bastille
76, rue de la Roquette
75011 Paris
01 43 57 42 12

MUSIQUE CLASSIQUE ET OPERA

Festival d'automne de Paris
156, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
01 42 96 12 27

Festival de Saint Denis
61, Jules Guesde
93200 Saint Denis
01 42 43 30 97

Opéra de la Bastille
120, rue de Lyon
75012 Paris
01 44 73 13 00

• Opéra Comique
5, rue Favart
75002 Paris
01 42 86 88 83

• Auditorium du Châtelet
Forum des Halles, porte St Eustache
75001 Paris
01 40 28 28 40

• Cité de la Musique
Parc de la Villette, 221 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
01 44 84 45 00

• Salle Gaveau
45, rue de la Boétie
75008 Paris
01 49 53 05 07

• Salle Pleyel
252, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré
75008 Paris
01 45 61 53 00

Théâtre du Châtelet
2, rue Edouard Colonne
75001 Paris
01 40 28 28 40

• Théâtre de la Ville
2, place du Châtelet
75001 Paris
01 42 74 22 77

Other entertainment destinations around the city include sports, festivities and festival , clubs/discotheques, cinema, and of course the shows (cabarets, theatres and concerts)!