A Deer in the Headlights by Cirque Le Roux

Le 13ème Art Theatre

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Le 13ème Art Theatre
Place d'Italie, Centre Commercial Italie Deux 75013 Paris
Capacity 900 seats


1h 30min

No intermission


Contemporary circus

Recommended for ages 7 and up

No dialogue

Highlights: A Deer in the Headlights by Cirque Le Roux

A Deer in the Headlights by the Cirque Le Roux company is, above all, a visual experience. Nominated for the Molière 2020 for visual effects, this show displays the performers' skills in several different genres: theatre, circus, and video projection. This undoubtedly takes the audience into a universe where humor meets poetry and, of course… absurdity! It's a real circus, but with a contemporary twist, you must discover for yourself!

Story: A Deer in the Headlights by Cirque Le Roux

What is a contemporary circus? If you want to find out, we invite you to discover A Deer in the Headllights by Cirque Le Roux. You will undoubtedly be dazzled by this visual creation, and the story of its six characters, who, during a family reunion, wind up in one absurd situation after another. A very 70’s aesthetic for a fusion of theatre, poetry, and humor. A true renaissance of the circus.


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Le 13ème Art Theatre

Place d'Italie, Centre Commercial Italie Deux 75013 Paris

History and Fun Facts about Le 13ème Art theatre

Opened in 2017 by a French-Canadian theatrical group, this contemporary venue was once home to a movie theater featuring one of the biggest screens in the country. After the cinema closed down, the venue remained empty for over a decade before undertaking a complete renovation by the same architects responsible for the Bercy Accor Arena and the Institut du Monde Arabe. Featuring an architectural motif of mirrors, light enters this venue from all angles, despite its location underneath a bustling shopping center. The venue was saved from becoming similar another store or fitness center with the simple notion that "Paris can never have too many theaters."


One of the founders of Le 13ème Art theatre stated at the inauguration ceremony that “Theatre means sitting in the darkness to hear the light” and this modern venue reflects precisely this notion. The Le 13ème Art theatre is one of the most contemporary Parisian venues, and its location by the busy shopping center off the beaten tourist tracks means you get to see a local side of Paris. Another fast fact? It’s right by the Parisian Chinatown, so enjoy some culinary treasures from around the world before or after the show!


Featuring both a large amphitheater with 900 seats and a smaller theater 150 seats, the entire venue can be privatized and adapted to accommodate specific needs. The show programme featured an eclectic and international mix, embodying the notion that no artistic barriers and imaginative boundaries are to exist in this new Parisian cultural center.


Fast facts
Capacity: 900
Handicap Accessible: Yes, the theatre is equipped with a lift. Please let us know at hello@theatreinparis.com when you make your booking so that the theatre can welcome you in the best possible conditions.
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (paid service)


How do I get to the The 13ème Art theatre?

The 13ème Art theatre is accessible by lines 5, 6, and 7, and the closest métro station is Place D'Italie. This theatre is unique in that it is located directly underneath the Italie 2 shopping center. Head towards the main entrance and follow the signs to the théâtre Le 13ème Art. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre from 10 am to 7 pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

How long does Cirque Le Roux last?

Cirque Le Roux lasts one hour and thirty minutes with one intermission.

Is Cirque Le Roux accessible to English speakers?

Taking into consideration that Cirque Le Roux has no dialogue and is entirely visual, it is 100% accessible to audience members who speak any language.

What do I do when I get to The 13ème Art theatre?

We invite you to arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of Cirque Le Roux and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Does The 13ème Art theatre have a specific dress code?

Attire in these family friendly shows tends to be casual, so feel free to dress in comfortable clothing, though we recommend avoiding caps and flip-flops. It is common for Parisians to arrive directly from work, dressed in smart- casual attire.

Can I take photos of the Cirque Le Roux?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film or record the performance for the duration of Cirque Le Roux. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of The 13ème Art theatre to remember your night out!

Is tipping customary?

Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between €2 and €5, which you can give them when they’ve shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire,” which literally translates to “to have a drink.”