Cabaret Canaille

La Comédie de Paris

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100% in English or 100% in French


La Comédie de Paris
42 rue Pierre Fontaine - 75009 Paris
Capacity 180 seats


1h 10min

No intermission



Recommended for ages 14 and up

Includes a small dialogues in French

Highlights: Cabaret Canaille

In French, the word effeuillage denotes the action of removing flower petals, but it also refers to the action of removing one’s clothes in a suggestive manner. In this way, the term "effeuillage" has a more poetic connotation than its English synonym "strip tease," which is also used in France but puts more emphasis on the funny aspect and less on the poetic nuances. The Cabaret Canaille show offered by the Comédie de Paris plays on these dual meanings with a lot of intelligence and will show you strippers whose routines play with their charms. Ooh la la! C’est Paris!

Story: Cabaret Canaille

Glamor, humor, and glitter... If you dare to go through the doors of Cabaret Canaille, you will enter a world of glamor and burlesque strippers. You’ll be transported back in time, from the ’20s to the ’40s, the golden age of American Burlesque and the famous pin-ups. Do you want to get flirty? Come to the Comédie de Paris!


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La Comédie de Paris

42 rue Pierre Fontaine - 75009 Paris

La Comédie de Paris

Are you familiar with "Streamline Moderne" architecture? It is the architectural style featured in some art deco buildings in Miami. What does that have to do with a theatre? To find out, visit La Comédie de Paris to admire its facade, now listed as a historical monument.

It has taken several names and many shows, from the most classic to the most daring, for La Comédie de Paris to finally be called... La Comédie de Paris. It was originally called "Les Menus plaisir," then became "Le Théâtre de l'humour," "Le Nouveau Théâtre Libre," the "Studio-Théâtre" and the "Love-Théâtre."

Opened on December 24, 1929, it began its life as a fashionable cabaret just at the foot of Montmartre hill. During the Second World War, the music hall tradition was abandoned in favor of more comical shows. It was only at the beginning of the ‘80s, that the theatre became a staple of comedy in Paris. Today, we advise you to bring your tissues, not for tears of sadness but rather for tears of... of laughter!

Fast facts
Capacity: 180
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes


How do I get to Comédie de Paris?

The Comédie de Paris is accessible by metro lines 12 (Pigalle stop), line 2 (Place de Clichy stop) or line 13 (Liège stop). It is also possible to get to the theatre by taking the bus to the Blanche-Calais stop, served by lines 68 and 74, and the Blanche stop, served by lines 30 and 54. Our customer service department can be reached in case of difficulty from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to Comédie de Paris?

We invite you to arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. La Comédie de Paris’ staff members will guide you to your seats.

Can I take photos during the show?

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 Cabaret Canaille. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of La Comédie de Paris to remember your night out!

How long does Cabaret Canaille last?

Cabaret Canaille lasts approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, with no intermission.

Is tipping customary?

Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between two and five euros, 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”.

Is it a show for travelers or French people?

Both! La Comédie de Paris has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for a few years. The Cabaret Canaille is sung in its original French and is mostly danced.

It says this show is not recommended for children under 14. What does it mean?

Please be aware that, like many cabaret shows, Cabaret Canaille contains moments of brief nudity. Therefore, we recommend audience members to be 14 years of age or older.

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: