À ciel ouvert at Théâtre du Rond-Point

Théâtre du Rond-Point

Until June 22, 2025

No dialogue


Théâtre du Rond-Point
2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris
Capacity 760 seats


1 hour

No intermission


Contemporary Circus

For all audiences

No dialogue


Cirque Aïtal's À ciel ouvert, presented under a big top in the gardens of the Théâtre du Rond-Point, is a work that sublimates the art of modern circus. The founding duo, Victor Cathala and Kati Pikkarainen, transport us into a world where technical virtuosity meets raw, touching poetry.


The show takes place in a pared-down scenic space, where the acrobatic prowess is enhanced by a minimalist staging. This simplicity allows all the attention to be focused on the performances of the artists, who defy the laws of gravity with great ease. The main duo, Cathala and Pikkarainen, impress with their complicity and mastery of movement, offering moments of grace and tension.


The acts are varied and include disciplines such aerobatics, balancing and acrobatics. Live music accompanies the acts, with compositions that oscillate between haunting melodies and catchy rhythms.
The intimate atmosphere of the big top, set in the heart of the gardens, creates a unique closeness between the performers and the audience and reinforces the feeling of immersion into this magical universe.


Cirque Aïtal's À ciel ouvert is a deeply moving, spectacular show, full of humour and grace, where the purity of acrobatics meets the poetry of a shared moment. A beautiful nod to the traditional circus!


Discover the circuses of yesteryear under a real big top in the gardens around the Théâtre du Rond-Point!


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Théâtre du Rond-Point

2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris

Théâtre du Rond-Point

If you ever want to feel the pulse of the French theatre scene, the Théâtre du Rond-Point is the place to be! But which roundabout or "rond-point" is it exactly? It's one of the most famous roundabouts in Paris, located near the Champs-Elysées, smaller than the famous Etoile roundabout under the Arc de Triomphe. Since 1981, it has attracted a host of directors from all over the world and a host of people with a passion for theatre. A major venue for contemporary creation since 1991, the Rond-Point does not programme "what people like, but what they don't yet know they like", according to Jean-Michel Ribes, the theatre's former director. Since 2023, Laurence de Magalhaes and Stéphane Ricordel have taken over the reins of this theatre, which is still rooted in contemporary creation and focuses on living authors.

Fast facts
Capacity: 760
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes


How do I get to Théâtre du Rond-Point in the 8th arrondissement of Paris?

The Théâtre du Rond-Point is accessible by:
Metro: Line 1 (station Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau and Franklin D. Roosevelt), line 9 (station Franklin D. Roosevelt), line 13 (station Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau)
Address: 2 Bis avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris
In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to Théâtre du Rond-Point?

We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of À ciel ouvert, and present your voucher at the front desk. The big top will be in the gardens around the Théâtre du Rond-Point.

How long does À ciel ouvert, last?

The circus show À ciel ouvert at Théâtre du Rond-Point lasts approximately 1 hour, with no intermission.

Is À ciel ouvert for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Théâtre du Rond-Point welcomes audiences from all over the world! Circus is a universal language, therefore, the circus show, À ciel ouvert, is accessible to anyone from any corner of the world.

Where will I be seated?

The seats you will be allocated at the Théâtre du Rond-Point will be placed in the centre of the auditorium.

Can I choose my seat when booking?

No, unfortunately it is not possible to choose your seat when booking for À ciel ouvert. However, you can choose the category and we will allocate you the best seats in the chosen category!
Please note that tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session, in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.
You can find the seating plan in the theatre’s "photo" section on this page.
If there are no available adjacent seating arrangements, our customer service team will contact you before the booking is confirmed.

Is there a dress code at Théâtre du Rond-Point?

There is no specific dress code at Théâtre du Rond-Point, but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.