Allons Enfants ! By les Épis Noirs

Théâtre de l'Atelier

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Location

Théâtre de l'Atelier
1 place Charles Dullin 75018 Paris
Capacity 563 seats

Duration

1h 30m

No intermission


Details

Musical

For all audiences 

In French


Highlights: Allons Enfants ! By les Épis Noirs

How is it possible? You don't know Les Épis Noirs yet? This troupe has been performing for more than twenty years on every stage and offers crazy, hilarious musical shows, always at a frantic pace. Their latest show Allons enfants ! is no exception to the rule. The audience is plunged into an iconoclastic history of France through striking costumes and catchy songs. A wonderful way to spend the holidays while laughing out loud. A show made for all to discover in the history-rich Théâtre de l'Atelier at the foot of Montmartre!

 

Story: Allons Enfants ! By les Épis Noirs

From the Big Bang to the French Revolution… Les Épis Noirs take us on a poetic and musical history of France at an incredible rhythm. There is no dead time in their latest show Allons enfants ! at the Théâtre de l'Atelier. Their version of history is absolutely hilarious. The seven actors embody a hundred characters with a very intriguing fashion that shows they work as a machine rather than single moving parts. A hilarious way of approaching history that will appeal to young and old alike!

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Théâtre de l'Atelier

1 place Charles Dullin 75018 Paris

Théâtre de l'Atelier


At the time of its creation in 1822, the Theatre de l’Atelier was located in an agricultural suburb of Paris, for the city had not yet expanded its gate to engulf the winding Montmartre neighborhood. Upon the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in the 18th century, the two French leaders were buried in a nearby cemetery. As payment for handing over his farmland for the usage of the royal burial, Louis XVIII granted the owner and his son authorization not only to practice theatre in the modest venues just outside the city gates, but to have autonomous control over the cultural realm exploding in the area. With his newfound authority, the farmer-turned-thespian and his son, an aspiring actor, founded many theatres in the area, including the Theatre des Mathurins and of course, the Theatre de l’Atelier.

 

During the 1848 revolution, the Montmartre Commune survived many management changes. Thanks to this, the theatre became a neighborhood favorite, bringing popular shows to the masses such as dramas and vaudevilles. Soon after in the early 1900s, Montmartre got a makeover and its grand reopening featured a performance by Sarah Bernardt. In spite of its success, the venue did not escape the cinematic takeover, and like many Parisian playhouses was quickly converted into a movie theatre in the early 20th century. Saved from its cinematic fate by new director Charles Dullin, the venue’s name was changed in the 1920s to reflect the name of the director’s theatre troupe, becoming the Théâtre de l’Atelier. Complete with a small upstairs bar for a pre- or post-show drink and snack, the Théâtre de l’Atelier has become a favorite element of the bohemian culture in the Montmartre neighborhood, frequented by locals and visitors alike.

 

Fast facts

Capacity: 563

Heating : yes

Air conditioning: Unfortunately, no

FAQ

How do I get to the theatre?

The theatre is accessible by the metro stations Anvers (Line 2) and Abbesses (Line 12). It is also accessible by the bus line 80 and 95. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the Theatre de l’Atelier?

We invite you to arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of Allons enfants !, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theater’s staff members will guide you to your seats.

Does Theatre de l’Atelier have a specific dress code?

There is no particular dress code, but business casual is appreciated.

How long does the show last?

Allons enfants ! lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.

Is it a show for travellers or French people?

Allons enfants ! by Les Épis Noirs is in French but the energy that the comedians displays is so communicative that the show can be understood by international tourists. A great way to get in touch with the French spirit.

Is tipping customary?

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

If I'm late, can I still go to the show?

In case of delay, the spectators will have access to the room but the placement in the chosen category is not guaranteed.

Can I take photos during the performance?

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 Allons enfants ! by Les Épis Noirs. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Théâtre de l’Atelier to remember your night out!

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19