Cabaret - The Musical


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In English surtitled in French


116 avenue des Champs-Élysées - 75008 Paris
Capacity 1038 seats


2h 30m

With intermission



Recommended for ages 14 and up

In English, surtitled in French

Highlights: Cabaret - The Musical

Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome... If there is one show that you simply cannot miss this winter, it’s the musical Cabaret at Lido2Paris! The famous former cabaret hall of the Champs-Élysées presents the cult-classic musical, based on the play by John Van Druten and the book Goodbye to Berlin by English writer Christopher Isherwood. Plus, it’s in its glorious original version (that means in English)!


The musical will be directed by the brilliant Canadian Robert Carsen, who has already staged other famous musicals such as Singin'in the Rain and My Fair Lady at the Théâtre du Châtelet, in addition to his work on numerous operas across the globe. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet Sally Bowles and the entrancing dancers of the Kit Kat Klub in the showing of the musical, Cabaret!

Story: Cabaret - The Musical

Berlin. The Weimar Republic is in its final months. Sally Bowles, a singer at the Kit Kat Klub cabaret, meets uptight intellectual Clifford. A tumultuous relationship arises between them, set against the backdrop of the rise of the NSDAP – the Nazi party. We are plunged into the pre-war Berlin, where pleasure is king, but tension is growing… The dancers twirl around on the summit of a volcano that threatens to erupt… Songs, dance interludes, parties, and love stories are the glorious ingredients of Cabaret, a musical that has now achieved cult status and currently performing in English at Lido2Paris!


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116 avenue des Champs-Élysées - 75008 Paris

Le Lido2Paris

With its pristine location directly on the most famous street in Paris, the Lido lights up the Champs-Élysées with a spectacular show of a new type of shows for this venue… Musicals! In the 1920s, the venue was located just down the avenue from its current location and served as both a bathhouse and an entertainment venue for the working class. After World War II, it was purchased by two Italian-born brothers, Joseph and Louis Clerico, who opened the famous Lido cabaret in 1946. Inspired by Venetian luxury, the brothers chose to decorate the establishment with all the splendor of La Serenissima, and named it after one of its most famous beaches. Having quickly built a reputation as the Parisian nightlife Mecca, where one went both to see and to be seen, the Lido attracted talent from around the world, such as the famous Irish dancer Margaret Kelly and her troupe, the Bluebell Girls. With their extravagant costumes, the professional dancers quickly became an attraction in and of themselves. With a new wave of direction, the Lido cabaret with its glittery, glamorous Bluebell Girls ceased to exist in September 2022 and officially changed its name to Lido2Paris as well as announced their new focus on musicals. Although this may seem like nothing new, it is with absolute excitement that we can announce that the musicals Lido2Paris will be putting on will be musicals you only thought you would be able to see in your dreams! From December 2022 onwards, Lido2Paris will start their journey in producing high quality, internationally famous musicals with some of the greatest theatre performers and actors hailing from all corners of the world! The first of these is Cabaret, based on the play by John Van Druten and the book by Christopher Isherwood. This 1000-seat theatre still has an extraordinary machinery and a stage area equipped with the latest technology, making it a unique place that will always make the audience dream… Lido2Paris is officially bringing Broadway theatre to Paris!


Fast Facts:
Capacity: 1038
Handicap Accessible: Yes - Please contact us to guarantee placement in accessible areas.
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes


How do I get to Lido2Paris?

Lido2Paris is accessible by the George V metro station (line 1) or lines 1, 2 and 6 (Charles de Gaulle - Étoile station). It is also possible to get there by bus line 73 (George V stop). In case of difficulty, our customer service department can be reached on weekdays from 10 am to 7 pm. For more information, please consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to Lido2Paris?

We invite you to arrive one hour before the beginning of the musical and to present your voucher at the front desk. Lido2Paris’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

How long does the musical at Lido2Paris last?

The musical lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes, with intermission.

What is included with my ticket?

Tickets for the musical, Cabaret, at Lido2Paris do not include a programme. They are available for purchase.

Is the musical, Cabaret, for travelers or French people?

Both! The musical is performed in English with French subtitles.

Can I take photos during the musical?

It is strictly forbidden to take pictures, film or record the musical.

Is there a coat check at Lido2Paris?

For the comfort and security of all in attendance, the Lido2Paris asks all their guests to leave their coats and large bags in the cloakroom. The checkroom is free.

Does the Lido2Paris have a specific dress code?

Smart-casual attire is appreciated. A tie, suit or evening gown is also welcome if you wish. Sportswear and sneakers, as well as shorts and flip-flops, are not permitted.

Can you dine during the musical?

No, Lido2Paris is no longer a cabaret with dinner served at your table. Its new orientation is as a traditional theatre. It does not offer dinner. The programming is now oriented towards high quality musicals, of which Cabaret is the first.

It says the cabaret show is recommended for ages 14 and older?

Please be aware that like many cabaret shows, Cabaret, The Musical at Lido2Paris contains nudity, therefore we encourage you to watch the trailer video above in order to ensure the show matches with your standards. We recommend 14 years of age and older, however the minimum age to attend the show is 10 years old, if the child is accompanied by parents.

What should I do if I’m late?

Latecomers to the musical, Cabaret ,will be admitted after the first scene but Lido2Paris does not guarantee that they will be seated in the seats listed on their tickets.

What is the difference between Lido2Paris and Lido de Paris, the old venue?

The cabaret scene in Paris has lost one of its most famous establishments, the Lido. But not all is lost! The Lido was a cabaret theatre that offered dinner shows studded with rhinestones and sequins.
This venue now functions under new direction, and a new name: Lido2Paris. Its artistic mission has changed and from December 2022 onwards, it will primarily stage high-quality musicals. The first of these is the timeless Cabaret, based on the play by John Van Druten and the book by Christopher Isherwood!