Che Malambo

che malambo dance paris
Théâtre Bobino

Until April 21, 2019

No dialogue


Théâtre Bobino
14-20 rue de la Gaîté, 75014 Paris
Capacity 900 seats


One hour and 30 minutes

No intermission


The culmination of music, dance, and energy

Recommended for the whole family

No dialogue


Coming only after the tango, the Malambo is the second national dance of Argentina. Be transported by the rhythmic energy rich in traditions, a cocktail of dance and concert rooted in equestrian vitality! Che Malambo is a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song.


Traditionally, the Malambo is an individual and exclusively masculine dance, a rhythmic duel of sorts of performers face off. From generation to generation, the energy-rich display of Malambo developed into a rich representation of Argentinian culture and traditions. Witness the superb masculine energy of the fourteen talented dancers in this show vibrating in folkloric traditions. The power, flexibility, and intensity of Malambo dancers is second to none, a vibrant union of man, horse and rhythm.


The unique gallop of Che Malambo to the tune of rhythmic drumming creates an explosion of perfectly synchronised percussion and movement. An unrestrained celebration of power and rhythm, receiving thunderous applause around the globe!




We were taken away in a whirlwind of dance, music, and circus, an absolute must-see!

2 years ago

A dynamic and joyful troupe!


What a splendid show! Beautiful athletes play drums and loudly dance in perfect unison. After, the dance is accompanied by the guitar, much softer, yet with the feet hitting the floor it makes a marvellous ballet. A wonderful and smili

2 years ago

Théâtre Bobino

14-20 rue de la Gaîté, 75014 Paris

From clowns to musical splendor

The Théâtre Bobino gets its name from a celebrated Italian clown that worked in the nearby Luxembourg Gardens in the early 19th century. From 1816 to 1868, the Théâtre du Luxembourg welcomed Bobino the clown and his troupe, and the venue became affectionately referred to as Bobino's theatre. In the 1870s, the venue moved locations to the bustling nearby Montparnasse district and officially adopted its namesake.


From its construction in the 1870s up until the first World War, the Bobino was a small café-concert, though quickly gaining notoriety. While exiled in France, even Lenin himself was known to frequent the Théâtre Bobino! Following the war, the Bobino music hall very quickly became the go-to location for all the latest in Parisian musical culture. Becoming the primary music venue on the Rive Gauche, the Théâtre Bobino welcomed international stars from Edith Piaf and Georges Brassens to Barbara Dalida, and Joséphine Baker. At one time, the Bobino and Paris' mythic Rive Droite music Hall L'Olympia were both run by the same man, Bruno Coquatrix.


Finding its place

After a major renovation in the 1980s, the theatre faced closure due to lack of financing and entered into a rather experimental phase throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, housing cabaret dinners, comedians, and even welcoming a few television recording sessions. The Bobino changed direction in 2010 when a new director wanted to embrace the venue's music hall history and also to expand to include musical comedies, one-man-shows, and more diverse acts. The Théâtre Bobino has finally found its place as a celebrated Parisian venue welcoming musically-charged performances of all genres.


Fast facts

Capacity: 900

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

Air conditioning? No


It says this show has no subtitles. Is it still accessible to English speakers?

Che Malambo involves percussive music and dance, communicating through movement and gestures rather than with words. It’s different from what we usually offer (French plays with English subtitles) but is still true to Theatre in Paris’ promise: French entertainment accessible to non-French speakers. People from all over the world, no matter their language, can enjoy this rhythmic performance!

How do I get to the theatre?

The Théâtre Bobino is accessible by lines 4, 6, 12 and 13, and the closest métro stations are Gaîté and Montparnasse. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map.

What do I do when I get to the theatre?

We invite you to arrive 15 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. Please note that the show begins precisely as noted and any late arrivals will not guarantee entry.

Is a programme included with my tickets?

Tickets for Che Malambo do not include a programme.

How long does tha show last?

The show lasts one hour and thirty minutes with no intermission.

Is it a show for travelers or French people?

Both! Featuring Argentinian performers and travelling around the globe, the production team is eager to cater to international spectators, since the show can be understood and enjoyed by anyone. 

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.”