La Vie Parisienne

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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French surtitled in English (See the page)


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


3 hours

With an intermission



Recommended for all ages

In French with English and French surtitles

Highlights: La Vie Parisienne

See out the year in style with this glorious operetta from the master of the genre: Offenbach. Set in the “gay Paree” of the 1860s, Parisian Life takes a riotous look at the Second French Empire and revels in the delights of the capital, featuring frenzied cancans and much-loved songs such as “Je suis Brésilien, j’ai de l’or" and "Je veux m’en fourrer jusque-là".


Offenbach’s work will be brought to life by a wonderful cast including Jodie Devos, Rodolphe Briand, Marc Mauillon and Florie Gauthier-Valiquette. All with the genius direction and colourful costumes of Christian Lacroix.

Story: La Vie Parisienne

Raoul de Gardefeu and Bobinet are devastated to discover that the woman they love has taken up with another man. Raoul pretends to be an employee of the Grand-Hôtel and plays tour guide to a Swedish baron, his wife and a Brazilian aristocrat, who are looking to indulge in all of the pleasures the city has to offer. Hoping to woo the baroness, Gardefeu arranges a fake reception with servants standing in as aristocrats. Confusion reigns in the salons of Paris! In the end, all is forgiven and forgotten in the name of good fun: the lovers are reunited and everyone gives in to the intoxicating atmosphere of a city where champagne flows as freely as the Seine.


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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the 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 the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées?

The Champs-Elysées 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 should I do when I arrive there?

We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Is there a dress code?

No, there is no specific dress code, however, proper attire is always appreciated.

How long does the show last?

The opera La Vie Parisienne lasts 3 hours including one interval.

Can I take pictures during the performance?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the performance. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

Is it mandatory to tip an usher?

Each spectator is greeted in the hall by an usher who will lead them to the seat. According to custom at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.