38 rue des Mathurins, 75008 Paris
Capacity 350 seats
1 h 15 min
Recommended for ages 14 and up
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 and the poetic. The Cabaret Canaille show offered by the Theâtre Michel 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 Théâtre Michel!
Don't be fooled by the venue's unimposing exterior, the delightful Italian style auditorium of the Théâtre Michel is sure to seduce at first sight! Built in the early 20th century, the theatre fell victim to the flood that struck Paris in 1910 just a few years after opening, leaving the first level completely submerged. But the Théâtre Michel was not to be stopped, and soon overcame its early troubles to become a celebrated name in the international arts scene.
This charming theatre, complete with pediments resembling Greek temples, has been managed over recent decades by Marc Camoletti. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Camoletti's brilliant comedy of errors, Boeing Boeing, is the most performed French play in the world, counting over 18,000 performances in more than 20 countries, and was made famous on screen by Tony Curtis in the 1960s. Not such a minor theatre after all!
The Théâtre Michel was the very first venue to hold a subtitled performance with Theatre in Paris back in 2014!
Handicap Accessible: Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning: Yes
How do I get to Théâtre Michel in the 8th arrondissement of Paris?
The Théâtre Michel is accessible by: Metro lines: The Théâtre Michel can be reached by metro lines 3, 9, 12, 13 and 14 which run until the metro stations Havre - Caumartin and Gare Saint-Lazare. RER subway lines:The Théâtre Michel is accessible by taking the RER A or E to stations Auber and Hausmann Saint-Lazare. Bus lines: The Théâtre Michel is accessible by the bus lines 20, 32, 43, 66, 94, N15, N16, N24, and N53 which run to stations Pasquier - Anjou and Rome - Haussmann. 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 Michel?
We invite you to arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of Cabaret Canaille and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre’s staff members will guide you to your seats.
How long does Cabaret Canaille last?
Cabaret Canaille lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission.
Why is Cabaret Canaille recommended ages 14 and up?
Please be aware that like many cabaret shows, Cabaret Canaille contains moments of brief nudity, therefore, we suggest that audiences members be 14 years of age or older.
Is Cabaret Canaille for an international audience or French speakers?
Both! Cabaret Canaille is sung in its original French and is mostly danced.
Can I take photos during Cabaret Canaille?
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 Théâtre Michel 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”.