Giselle by The Ballet of The National Opera of Ukraine

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats


2 hours

With intermission



For all audiences 

No dialogue

Highlights: Giselle by The Ballet of The National Opera of Ukraine

If you're in Paris for the holidays and looking for a show that will bring beauty and elegance to your Christmas season, head to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to discover the quintessential classical ballet that is Giselle. Marius Petipa’s masterful two-act version of this age-old romance story is brought to life by the performers of the Ukrainian National Opera Ballet. Discover stunning choreography performed by some of Ukraine’s finest dancers.

Story: Giselle by The Ballet of The National Opera of Ukraine

In a vision of tutus, flowing gauze and perfectly synchronised pointe shoes, this ballet tells the tragic tale of an impossible love… Step into the world of classical ballet through the doors of Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to behold Giselle. Performed by the dancers of Ukraine’s National Opera Ballet in choreography by the world-famous nineteenth-century ballet master Marius Petipa, this heart-rending production is the ultimate classical and romantic ballet.

Giselle is a young peasant girl loved by Hilarion, the gamekeeper… much to his dismay, Giselle is madly in love with a young man she recently met. Since Giselle can’t figure out the identity of the man, Hilarion takes it upon himself to reveal that the handsome young man is Albrecht, a duke already engaged to a young noblewoman. The news sends our heroine spiralling into madness…

We won’t spoil the end of this legendary story, retold by the dancers of the Ukrainian National Opera Ballet on the stage of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées!


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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Hosting one of the most lavishing concert halls in all of Paris, Champs- Élysées is the true definition of architectural beauty with its historic foundation. Inaugurated on April 2nd, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising three auditoriums: Théâtre des Champs- Élysées, The Comédie des Champs- Élysées, Studio des Champs- Élysées, and a restaurant. The main theatre which has 1905 seats is Italian styled and originally constructed to host guests visiting the theatre to watch opera shows and concerts. This was the first theatre in Paris to be built completely from reinforced concrete instead of steel.


Over the years the famed theatre has hosted many recognized artists such as the beautiful cabaret dancer Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, and many other entertainers from our cherished olden day era. In 2005 the main room in the theatre was renovated in order to improve the acoustics, it is confirmed that during a show the sounds are very clear, almost as if you were up close to the stage. Théâtre des Champs- Élysées is one of the most frequently visited monuments in Paris, on an annual basis more than 300,000 people attend programs from contemporary dance and ballet recitals to orchestras, operas, and other concerts. Carrying a number of diverse performances of different genres, the theatre attracts audience members of all ages. 

Fast facts
Capacity: 1,905
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (paid service)


How do I get to Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

The Champs-Élysées theatre is accessible by metro line 9 at Alma-Marceau station and metro line 1 at Franklin-Roosevelt station. The Theatre is also accessible by RER C at Pont de l’Alma station. The Theatre is accessible by bus via lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92. Our customer service is available in case of difficulty from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please see the map above.

What do I do when I get to Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

We recommend that you arrive at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées at least 15 minutes before the start of Giselle. Show your ticket at the reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take photos during Giselle?

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 Giselle for the duration of the show. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées before and after the performance as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

How long does the ballet, Giselle, last?

Giselle lasts approximately 2 hours, with intermission.

Is this ballet reserved for French spectators or for international tourists?

For both! It is a classical ballet that does not need surtitles or explanations to be understood by everyone. Everything is expressed by the gesture and the grace of the dancers. A true marvel!

Is there a dress code at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

No, there is no particular dress code, however, it is always recommended to wear proper attire. Parisians typically attend a concert after work and will wear business casual-style clothing.

Is tipping customary?

Each guest is greeted in the theatre by an usher who will take them to their seat. As is customary at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the ushers may ask for a tip, which you may give if you wish. It is in no way obligatory. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire”, which literally translates to “to have a drink”.