Théâtre Libre

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


1 h 15 min

Without intermission



For all audiences (children under 4 will not be admitted)

No dialogue

Highlights: Car/Men

Les Chicos Mambo are back at the Théâtre Libre, and this time they haven't just revisited Carmen, they've catapulted it into the 21st century with Car/Men, an explosion of joy not to be missed! After five years of glitz and glamour with their crazy dance show Tutu, the Chicos are back at Bobino to make your head spin with their new creation.


Under the masterful direction of Philippe Lafeuille, Bizet would probably have nodded in approval at this frenetic version of his masterpiece. Eight overexcited dancers and a virtuoso singer take you on a whirlwind tour where masculine and feminine merge with disconcerting ease.

Story: Car/Men

Car/Men, now showcased at Théâtre Libre, transcends the boundaries of a mere show; it's an artistic explosion where dance converges with humour and theatre engages in a playful flirtation with clowning. Envision Carmen 2.0, adorned with digital pirouettes, lyrical notes, and eruptions of laughter echoing throughout the theatre.


Car/Men is a sensory journey where modernity and tradition dance in perfect harmony. Book your tickets before the curtain goes up, and prepare to be dazzled by this extravagant and totally original show.


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Théâtre Libre

4 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris

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 theatre 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 at at the time of booking so that we can inform the theatre and welcome you in the best possible conditions.

Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes


How do I get to the Théâtre Libre in the 10th arrondissement of Paris?

Le Théâtre Libre is accessible by:
Metro lines: Le Théâtre Libre can be reached by Metro lines 4, 8, and 9, which run to the metro station Strasbourg Saint-Denis.
RER subway lines: Le Théâtre Libre is accessible by taking the RER E to the station Gare de l’Est.
Bus lines: Le Théâtre Libre is accessible by bus lines 20, 32, 38, 39, N13, and N14, which run to stations Strasbourg Saint-Denis and Porte Saint-Denis.
In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

How long does Car/Men last?

The show Car/Men lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes, without intermission.

What do I do when I get to Théâtre Libre?

We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the show, Car/Men, as the theatre doors open 30 minutes before the start of the performance. Present your ticket at the reception desk and the Théâtre Libre’s staff will take care of you. The Théâtre Libre shows start at the time indicated on your reservation. 5 minutes before the start of the performance, your place in the theatre is no longer guaranteed. After that, you will be placed in a way that does not disturb the performance in progress.

Is the show accessible to English speakers?

Taking into consideration that Car/Men has no dialogue and is entirely visual and, it is 100% accessible to audience members who speak any language.

Can I take photos during Car/Men?

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 Car/Men. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Théâtre Libre to remember your night out!

Is tipping customary at Théâtre Libre ?

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.”

How do I know if my seats are next to each other?

Tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session, in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.

Is Car/Men a show for all-ages?

This show is for all audiences above 3 years old. For safety reasons, children under the age of 3 are not allowed in the venue.