The Must See Shows in Paris

  • 27, Aug 2017
  • Parisian theatre
  • Theatre in Paris contributor

Discover the most spectacular Parisian entertainment


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What most Paris visitors do not realize is that the capital of France could give Broadway a run for its money-- were it not for the language barrier. Luckily, Theatre in Paris is here to break that language barrier, and make the best things to see in Paris accessible, by subtitling Parisian shows just for you!
So what are you waiting for? Enjoy the most exciting Parisian entertainment so that you can go home to say that you've truly experienced local Parisian culture and activities- like the Parisians do!


As for our recommendations for the best shows in Paris, we've compiled this list for you. So go ahead, use it as inspiration for your Paris trip! See you at the theatre!


Paris' most popular show: Molière In Spite of Myself

A show created to honour France's most popular playwright, Molière by the only man for the job: Francis Perrin, Comédie Française legend who has acted in and directed Molière plays for almost two decades.

**Update: Sadly, Molière in Spite of Myself is over- for now: 2017 was its third year running, back by popular demand. The show might just be back next summer. In the meantime, may we suggest another classic type show? For example, Cyrano de Bergerac? The Cid? The Miser (by Molière, to boot!)? Take a look at our other classic shows!



The most Parisian of shows to see: The Real Life

This is a show that will make you feel more Parisian than ever before. It's in a theatre adored by the locals and showcases entertainment that is very typically Parisian. Don't be surprised if 90% of the audience is only French speaking when you attend this show. Real Life is a modern day vaudeville starring a famous French sitcom star in a theatre rumoured to be haunted by Orson Welles. So if what you're looking for is a show that is adored by the locals for a truly Parisian night out, look no further than our favourite play, Real Life!

Real Life is playing at Théâtre Edouard VII near the Opéra in Paris' 9th arrondissement.



How to Become Parisian in One Hour

100% in English, and one of the funniest shows in Paris right now! This one-man-show starring Olivier Gerard is driving audiences wild, of all nationalities. It's especially the type of show that expats in Paris would appreciate, as the clichés and jokes about Parisians will speak particularly to them. Even Parisian audiences members appreciate it! One thing's for sure, you'll leave the show feeling more Parisian, whether you like it ou pas!