Le Théâtre Libre

Until October 7, 2022

No dialogue


Le Théâtre Libre
4 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
Capacity 995 seats


1 hour and 15 minutes

Without intermission



Recommended for all ages (children under 4 will not be admitted)

Without dialogue


After the success of their show Tutu (buy tickets here), the Chicos Mambo cast is back with a new show just as crazy and exciting. Choreographer and director Philippe Lafeuille have prepared a twist on Bizet’s classic opera Carmen with a singer and eight virtuoso dancers.
A theatrical mix between dancing, singing, acting, clowning, and video that is as fascinating for the eyes as well as for the ears.


Unfortunately, this show is no longer performing, but check out their other successful show Tutu which is currently performing in Paris by clicking here!


In the show Car/Men, the temptress gets a whole new look never seen before. The Chicos Mambo have put together a show to break all rules, just like Carmencita herself. A singer and eight dancers play with Carmen’s femininity through several modes of performance art all the while putting you on the edge of your seats in laughter. The bewitching choreographies and flamboyant costumes will impress young and old alike!


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Le Théâtre Libre

4 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre Libre

Le Théâtre Libre, previously known as Le Comédia, was built in just six months by the architect Charles Duval in 1858. It experienced an unsteady start and soon declared bankruptcy. However, in 1862 it was transformed into the Eldorado, and became the most famous concert cafe in Paris. It retained its popularity for over 60 years, undergoing various phases of renovations during which its glamorous spirit was reflected through the addition of a metallic canopy entryway.


This renowned venue played an important role in shaping the cultural prowess of the Roaring Twenties, and has hosted many stars, including Mistinguett and Maurice Chevalier, both French actor-singers. In 1932 it was converted into a large cinema, returning to its original role as a theater in 1971. Since this time, the stage has been used for musical performances of all kinds. In recent years, it began to feature many other types of theatrical performances to the great delight of the Parisian public.


Fast facts

Capacity: 995

Handicap Accessible: Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas.

Air conditioning: Yes

Heating: Yes


Is it a show for travellers or French people?

Both! Car/Men is a circus show, which tells a story through action, rather than with words. With skilled performers and daring choreography, the production team is eager to cater to international as well as Parisian audiences. This show can be understood and enjoyed by people from all over the world, no matter their language or age!

How do I get to the theatre?

The theatre is accessible by the metro stations Strasbourg – Saint-Denis (Lines 4, 8, 9). The theatre is also accessible by bus (lines 20, 38, 39 and 47). 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?

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

Is the theatre accessible to people with reduced mobility?

The theatre is accessible to people with reduced mobility. We recommend that you contact us directly when booking to ensure you get the most comfortable location in the theatre.

Does the venue have a specific dress code?

For Parisian shows, the dress tends to be casual, so feel free to dress in comfortable attire though we recommend avoiding caps and flip-flops. It is common for Parisians to arrive directly from work, dressed in smart-casual chic attire.

How long does the show last?

The show Car/Men lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission. 

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 the show. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the wonderful 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.”