Little Shop of Horrors

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Opéra Comique

Until December 25, 2022

French surtitled in French & English

Location

Opéra Comique
Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris
Capacity 1200 seats

Duration

1h30

With intermission


Details

Musical

For all audiences

In French surtitled in English and French


Highlights

If you don't know the Little Shop of Horrors yet, rush to the Opéra Comique with the whole family to discover a crazy musical full of twists and turns, both funny and horrific… You won't regret this whimsical show for a second! This musical was first released as a film in 1960 and after its success, it was made into a Broadway show that ran for five years! Lucky for you, Little Shop of Horrors is now in Paris! 

Story

But what does a small florist do when the plant he displays in the window grows by leaps and bounds, attracting an ever-growing crowd, turns out to be a carnivorous plant thirsty for blood, and eventually flips his quiet boutique into a little shop of horrors? Run to the Opéra Comique with your family! They will certainly be mesmerized and surprised by the incredible, zany staging and all kinds of surprises. An aesthetic, musical, and ... bloody experience!

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Opéra Comique

Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Opéra Comique

If you take a walk in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, you will be delighted to discover in the small, quaint Place Boieldieu, a superb building of beautiful proportions topped by six caryatids: the Opéra Comique, a theatre house in Paris, which celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2015. You will be surprised to learn that this gold and red auditorium, also known as Salle Favart, is considered the first modern theatre in France because it was the first to be designed with fully electric equipment for both public and stage lighting.


That doesn’t rest as the only surprise… Despite its name, the Opéra Comique doesn’t only perform comic operas, a particular kind of musical show that mixes sung arias with spoken theatre (the ancestor of the musical), but a wide range of operas as well! It was in this venue that works that are now internationally known were created, such as Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust, Delibes's Lakmé, Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande... but also Massenet's Manon and Bizet's Carmen! This hall has welcomed the finest composers and never ceased to welcome works from the contemporary repertoire. Viva la musica! Viva l'opera!


Fast facts
Capacity: 1,200 seats
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Chauffage: Yes

FAQ

How do I get to the Opéra Comique?

The Opéra Comique is accessible by metro lines 3, 7, 8, 9 and the nearest stations are Opéra, Quatre Septembre, Grands Boulevards, Auber, or by RER A. It is also possible to get to the Opéra Comique by bus lines 20, 32, 39, 29, 45, 74, 89. In case of difficulty finding the venue, our customer service department can be contacted from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the Opéra Comique?

We invite you to arrive 45 minutes before the beginning of Little Shop of Horrors and present your voucher at the front desk. The Opéra Comique’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

What does my ticket to the Little Shop of Horrors entitle me to?

With the purchase of a ticket, you can attend a presentation that will give you access to the "keys to the show" and the possibility of singing in the rotunda under the direction of a professional conductor. This presentation takes place 35 minutes before the performance.

Is Little Shop of Horrors for travelers or French people?

Both! The Opéra Comique has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for 300 years. This legendary musical, Little Shop of Horrors, is sung in French with surtitles in both French and English.

Is there a specific dress code at the Opéra Comique?

No, there is no specific dress code at the Opéra Comique, however, proper attire is always appreciated.

Can I take photos during the performance of Little Shop of Horrors?

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 the Little Shop of Horrors. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Opéra Comique to remember your night out!

Is tipping customary at the Opéra Comique?

Ushers at the Opéra Comique do not accept tips.

Is there a coat room at the Opéra Comique?

A free cloakroom is available in the entrance hall of the theatre. The Opéra Comique does not accept means of transport such as skates or folding bikes. For security reasons, travel bags and suitcases are not allowed.

Subtitles or “surtitles”?

Surtitles (also called supertitles) are the theatre equivalent of subtitles. That’s because in French “sur” means “above”. For the showing of the Little Shop of Horrors, the text is projected both on the sides of the auditorium, and centrally directly above the stage.

What to do if I am late?

The doors are closed as soon as the curtain rises. Access may be refused or subject to certain conditions.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19