What's on in Paris? Live Events in July 2024

  • April 15, 2024
  • Parisian theatre
  • Clara Palais & Niamh Daly

Translated from French by Niamh Daly

What’s On in Paris? Live Events in July 2024

The Olympic Games arrive in Paris this summer, and the city is alive with anticipation! If you’re intending on paying a visit to the City of Light this July 2024, you might be wondering what else the capital has in store… luckily, you’re in the right place! Whether you’re a fan of stand-up, interested in cabaret, an opera-lover, or a theatre fanatic, Theatre in Paris has the perfect show lined up for you. Read on to discover a world of thespian delight!

Jeux Olympiques de Paris 2024

Where will the Paris Olympics be taking place?

(From July 26th until August 11th, 2024)

You’ve heard the news — the Olympic Games are touching down in Paris this 2024! For a taste of what to expect, read on for some supplementary information regarding the games’ programming, our calendar during this period, and where in Paris you will be able to watch the games take place.

Here is a list of locations that will be hosting the Paris Olympic Games this 2024:

  • Stade de France: Located in Paris’s Saint-Denis district, this iconic stadium will be welcoming audiences to enjoy a jaw-dropping opening ceremony, as well as a closing ceremony to see off the games once they come to an end. During the games’ duration, a variety of athletics events will also be held there.
  • Paris Centre: Paris’s most central sites, such as the Grand Palais, the Champs-Élysées, and the Seine, will be in use during the Olympics for urban sports and events such as beach-volleyball and the triathlon.
  • Palace of Versailles: This stunning historical site, best known for housing Marie Antoinette, will welcome equestrian events.
  • Parc des Princes: The Parc des Princes Stadium, home to the Ligue 1 football team Paris Saint-Germain, will host football and rugby matches over the course of the games.
  • Stade Roland-Garros: This widely-known court will host tennis competitions.
  • Vaires-sur-Marne: Located in France’s gorgeous Seine-et-Marne department, this water site will welcome canoe-kayak and rowing events.
  • La Défense: Paris’s bustling business district will house the Olympic Games’ 3x3 basketball events.
  • Le Bourget: This historic aviation site will present taekwondo competitions.
  • Boulevard Périphérique: A section of Paris’s Boulevard Périphérique will undergo a transformation this summer as it becomes the location for the games’ road bicycle racing events.
  • Vélodrome National de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines: This velodrome will act as the site for track cycling events.

For more information, check out the official website for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games!

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Craving a trip off the beaten track? Discover the Aix-en-Provence’s beloved Festival d’Art Lyrique!

If you’re in search of an escape from the masses that will be in attendance in Paris this 2024 Olympic Games, you’re surely not alone! Better yet - there is a host of incredible activities available to you beyond the games’ reach. The Festival d’Aix-en-Provence is one such event at your disposal - situated in the idyllic south of France, this annual festival is a veritable celebration of all things operatic. A must-see for initiated opera fans and first-timers alike, there’s something for everyone here… discover its diverse programme for yourself!

Shows playing at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2024

(From July 3rd until 23rd, 2024)
Read on for a hand-picked selection of the very best shows on offer this festival, courtesy of Theatre in Paris!

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Shows in Paris finishing this July 2024!

• Così fan tutte at the Opéra Garnier

(Until July 7th, 2024)
Mozart’s Così fan tutte, ossia la scuola degli amanti is a punchy and humorous exploration of monogamy and fidelity. Boasting a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, this opera buffa in two acts is complemented by Mozart’s impeccable score which flows with ease and precision from aria to duet, from duet to ensemble, and so on. For their final collaboration, librettist extraordinaire Lorenza Da Ponte contributes his finest work — marvel as these two titans of theatrical excellence let their enormous talents coalesce in one brilliant piece.
Reserve your tickets for Così fan tutte now!

• Grand Concert by Radio Classique at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

(Until July 4th, 2024)
In the wake of the success of its previous themed concerts such as Offenback en fête, Viva Verdi, Sacré Rossini, and Passionnément Mozart, Radio Classique now invites you to attend a brand-new thrilling edition of the Folle Soirée de l’Opéra at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées! An evening perfectly designed to plunge its audiences into the depths of passion and emotion, indulge in scintillating performances by some of the most talented classical artists on the scene.
Reserve your tickets for the Grand Concert by Radio Classique now!

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Theatre in Paris’s Top Shows for July 2024

So much choice, so little time… to aid you in your quest for greatness, we have compiled a list of our favourite picks for this Olympic Games month — you’re welcome!

Operas, Ballets, and Contemporary Dance in Paris in July 2024

Paris, the realm of opera and dance, is far from being a recent development. Instead, it boasts a rich and storied history that endures to this day and won’t cease to exist during the Olympic Games in Paris! Theatre, Paris takes immense pride in its ongoing celebration of artistic diversity in opera, ballet, and contemporary dance.

Operas and ballets in July !

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Plays and classical theatre pieces playing in Paris in July 2024

As our name suggests, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the theatre shows you can catch this July 2024 during the Olympic Games season in Paris! Catch one of the world’s longest-running plays at Théâtre de la Huchette.

*Surtitles in English (See dates on show page)
**100% in English
***100% in French

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Stand-up playing in Paris in July 2024

Looking for a laugh while you’re in Paris? You’re in for a treat! See a Stand-up show in Paris where they debunk all the Parisian stereotypes or see some of the talent the comedy capital of France has to offer — the choice is in your hands this Olympic season!

*Surtitles in English (See dates on show page)
**100% in English
***100% in French

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Concerts in Paris in July 2024

Paris is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, and no visit to this enchanting city is complete without immersing yourself in its world-class classical music scene. Lucky for you, we have plenty of concerts playing this month! Here are a few of our favourites:

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Cabarets in Paris in July 2024

While Paris is known for its beautiful concert halls, the city is also known for its thrilling alternative side in the form of cabaret shows. If you're looking for a night of glitz and glamour, then securing tickets for a cabaret show in Paris is an absolute must for your Olympic Games itinerary!

No matter what you choose to see this July 2024, you’re sure to make memories! Be sure to check out our website to plan your visit to Paris!

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