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What theater plays are you seeing in Paris right now?

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What makes Paris unique is undoubtedly its culture. The city is renowned for its historical monuments, architecture and museums. But the beauty of Paris is not limited to that, it is also home to a rich and varied artistic scene. Many theaters in the capital offer a wide range of performances ranging from classical to modern.

They offer visitors unforgettable and immersive experiences through their performances on the biggest French stages. From the Théâtre National Populaire to the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe via the Théâtre Mogador, there is a play for everyone in Paris. The world of theater develops steadily to offer an ever greater variety to spectators, all rich in color and culture.

Here is an anthology of new releases and successful pieces that go into overtime. 




The confrontation between Emile Zola and Léon Daudet which led to the article “J'accuse”. 

*Where is it ? At the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe.

*When is it? Until May 5, Wednesday to Friday at 21 p.m., Saturdays at 20:30 p.m. and Sundays at 16:30 p.m. 

*It's what ? As the Dreyfus Affair breaks out, the intellectual debate between Zola and Daudet, in Didier Caron's new play.

*Who is it for ? For lovers of history, literature, Zola and the writing of Didier Caron. Success at the last Avignon Festival.

*Trailer : to discover here.



The new historical piece by Alain Péron after I saved France!, success of the last season.

*Where is it ? At the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe.

*When is it? Until April 2. Tuesdays at 21 p.m., Wednesdays at 19 p.m. and Sundays at 18 p.m. 

*It's what ? The battle between two queens, Anne of France and Anne of Brittany at the dawn of the Renaissance, with a region to be won…

*Who is it for ? Also for history lovers, great female figures, unexpected anecdotes and the most mysterious region of France.



A biopic around Jacques de Bascher, companion of Karl Lagerfeld and lover of Yves Saint Laurent. 

*Where is it ? At the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe.

*When is it? Until March 27, Mondays at 19 p.m. and Sundays at 20:30 p.m.

*It's what ? The dandy Jacques de Bascher looks back on the main elements of his life and his tumultuous loves with two of the greatest French couturiers.

*Who is it for ? For fans of fashion, gossip, frills and human drama.

*Trailer : to discover here.


Prisca Demarez's new musical one-woman show. Humor and songs on the program!
*Where is it ? At the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe.

*When is it? Thursdays at 19 p.m., but also January 14-21-28 at 20:30 p.m., February 18 at 20:30 p.m. and March 18 at 20:30 p.m.

*It's what ? How do you stay yourself when others see you differently? The actress and singer Prisca Demarez tells us about parts of her life with humor and songs.

*Who is it for ? For lovers of musicals, offbeat humor and intimate confessions.

*Trailer : to discover here.


A vibrant tribute to Camus by Stanislas de la Tousche.

*Where is it ? At the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe.

*When is it? Until March 28, Mondays at 21 p.m. and Tuesdays at 19 p.m. Release on January 10. Additional date, Wednesday January 11 at 19 p.m.

*It's what ? An amazing stage adaptation of Albert Camus' novel. 

*Who is it for ? For fans of Camus, of course, but also inspired and inspiring alone on stage.



A vibrant tribute to the work of Proust.

*Where is it ? At the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe.

*When is it? Until March 26, Sundays at 14:30 p.m. and Fridays at 19 p.m. No class on January 20 and March 10.

*It's what ? "La Recherche" by Proust seen by Virgil Tanase, delicate, chiseled and faithful to the original work.

*Who is it for ? For lovers of Marcel Proust's writing and those who have never had the courage or the desire to immerse themselves in it.


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Editor's pick: The love and hate that bring together two passionate women!

*Where is it ? At the theater Le Passage Vers les Etoiles

*When is it? Until April 12, Wednesday evenings at 20 p.m.

*It's what ? The passion, hatred, love of theater and the promising beginnings of Thiphaine Riou!

*Who is it for ? For lovers of immersive and impactful theatre!

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A single funny and moving scene that questions parenthood. Inspired by a True Story.

*Where is it ? At the Manufacture des Abbesses.

*When is it? From January 24 to April 13, Tuesday to Saturday at 19 p.m. 

*It's what ? A 36-year-old woman donates eggs and immerses herself in her personal story through different forms of parenthood. Directed by Morgan Perez.

*Who is it for ? For those who wonder about their origins, for whom being a parent is or is not a question, for those who like to celebrate life.



A comedy between drama and fantasy celebrating the choices we make in our lives and their consequences.

*Where is it ? At the Funambule Montmartre.

*When is it? From January 5 to February 26, Thursday to Saturday at 19 p.m. or 21 p.m. (alternating) and Sunday at 20 p.m. 

*It's what ? Victor's car finds itself hanging in the air following a storm. It is then that the young man will remember his past, helped in this by two strange entities.

*Who is it for ? For those who ask themselves questions about their life, about death, about the unpredictability of existence and who like black humor.



Jean Anouilh's masterpiece revisited with fantasy and acidity by David Legras.

*Where is it ? At the Funambule Montmartre.

*When is it? Until April 9, Mondays at 19 p.m. or 21 p.m. (alternating), Saturdays at 17 p.m. and Sundays at 18 p.m. 

*It's what ? The young Amanda, a worker, arrives in a castle to ask for work, but she is offered to play a rather special role to keep the young man of the castle alive, prey to melancholy.

*Who is it for ? For lovers of strange love stories or modern and grating fairy tales, as well as aficionados of Jean Anouilh.




A dramatic comedy on two temporalities: 2021 and 1919 and the issues of two diametrically opposed eras.

*Where is it ? At the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe.

*When is it? From January 14, Saturdays at 18:30 p.m.

*It's what ? A 25-year-old student delves into her family's secrets and a young woman 100 years ago tries to escape rising fascism.

*Who is it for ? For those who are interested in the repercussions of the emotional heritage bequeathed by our elders and lovers of large and small History(ies).



Heï Maï Li and his scissors of agents is a Chinese tale all in shadows and paper, from 3 years old.

*Where is it ? At the Funambule Montmartre.

*When is it? From January 11 to March 19, Wednesdays at 16 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. in January until February 19. From February 21, Tuesday to Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.

*It's what ? Heï Maï Li delights children with her silver scissors, until the day the Emperor of China attacks her because her fame has become too great.

*Who is it for ? For toddlers and their parents, for lovers of Chinese shadows, projections and paper-based creations.

*Trailer : to discover here.


Credit: Julien Wagner – Hop Frog Entertainment

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