Guys and Dolls
Carré Marigny, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1024 seats
2 hours and 30 minutes
Recommended for ages 13 and up
English with French subtitles
A confrontation of two New York worlds: the corruption of the New York gangsters, and the pure souls of the young Salvation Army missionaries. The heart of Manhattan vibrates throughout this musically charged performance, New York City is both exhillarating and romantic, as well as dangerous!
Based on a story by the American writer Damon Runyon, the famous musical Guys and Dolls tells the tale of a New York hustler, Sky Masterson, who sets out to seduce a prim and proper Salvation Army volunteer, the lovely Sarah Brown. Will the 'bad guy' show his true heart and win over the 'doll' of the Salvation Army orchestra?
Catchy swing tunes and smooth dance moves serve to highlight social problems in 1950s New York in this musical, which has played to full houses ever since its first staging on Broadway. The musical became an international hit after it was adapted into a film in 1955, with Frank Sinatra in the lead role. This Broadway hit has been performed thousands of times and is the winner of 5 Tony Awards. See Guys and Dolls for yourself in one of the most prestigious venues in Paris!
This show is being performed for the first time in France, complete with a live orchestra, entirely in English (French subtitles included).
A very good musical
The troupe was wonderful, 25 dancers, actors, singers, & a live orchestra. The same spirit as the musicals performed at the Théâtre du Chatelet, as it's the same director. Bravo to all!
Romantic comedy and musical, no matter what you call it we had a great time. Funny with the talented artists, as good actors as they are dancers & singers, and not forgetting the choreography, like West Side Story and Dirty Dancing combined!
In the mid-1800s, the Marigny Square bordering Paris' famous Champs-Elysées was merely a modest venue proposing all kinds of circus-like attractions and curiosities. After changing hands and names quite a few times, from Bouffes d'été to Théâtre Deburau to Marigny Bergères, the quaint stage was torn down to make way in 1880 for a grandiose playhouse designed by none other than architect Charles Garnier, the very same man behind Paris' legendary Opéra Garnier. By the1950s, under the direction of Simone Volterra, the Théâtre Marigny had become one of the leading venues in the city, right at the peak of the post-war cultural explosion. The venue had transformed from its modest beginning to become one of the most prestigious in all of Paris, an elegant luxurious playhouse to see and be seen at. In 1954, a second smaller theatre was added to the venue to compliment the show programme with newer more intimate works.
Comprised of two theatres, small and large, the Théâtre Marigny is one of few Parisian venues to welcome historic Broadway performances, while the smaller studio houses smaller upcoming works. From 2013 to 2018, the Théâtre Marigny was closed to undergo 5 years of renovations, and has only recently reopened its doors looking better than ever. This decadent playhouse is a favourite among Parisian theatre-goers, the perfect location to see a splendid musical in an opulent setting surrounded by Paris' finest.
Capacity: Large theatre 1024, Smaller theatre 300
Handicap Accessible? Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning? Yes
Where will I be seated?
There are three seating categories available. The theatre is an English style auditorium, which means that all seats face the stage in a horseshoe shape. Seats will be automatically allocated by the theatre in the section corresponding to your desired category.
How to I get to the theatre?
The theatre is accessible by the metro stations Franklin Roosevent (Line 9) and Champs-Elysées Clemenceau (Lines 1 & 13). 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 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.
Can I purchase a show programme?
Tickets for Guys and Dolls do not include a programme. A programme in French is available for purchase at the theatre.
How long does the show last?
The show lasts two hours and thirty minutes with one intermission.
Is the show for travelers or French people?
Both! This production of Guys and Dolls has many new aspects, yet keeps all the charm of the famous American musical, it’s the perfect choice for a famous American musical in one of France’s most iconic venues. Performed entirely in English, French subtitles are provided to ensure local audience members can understand as well.
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.”