Little Women

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Théâtre Le Ranelagh

Until April 28, 2024

French surtitled in English (See the page)


Théâtre Le Ranelagh
5 rue des Vignes, 75016 Paris
Capacity 300 seats


1 h 45 min

No intermission


Classic Theatre

For all audiences

In French (Specific dates surtitled in English, see below)

Highlights: Little Women

A theatrical spin on a literary classic arrives at the Théâtre Le Ranelagh… its English translation, “The Four March Sisters”, might give you a hint as to its original inspiration! Les quatre sœurs March is a captivating theatrical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's celebrated novel Little Women. Presented for the first time on the stage of Paris’ very own Théâtre Le Ranelagh, this production offers a unique immersion into the timeless world of the March family that bibliophiles have grown to love.


Follow the beloved story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March in a world gripped by the American Civil War, finely transposed to the theatre stage. These complex characters are brought to life through vibrant and nuanced performances by the actors, capturing the depth of family ties and the challenges faced by these young women in their quest for independence and identity. One of the greatest triumphs of Victorian fiction graces the stage for the very first time… a must-see for book lovers and thespian fanatics!



See the show with English surtitles!


Performances are surtitled in English every Fridays at 8:30 p.m.
If your group has 10 or more people, the theatre can also offer surtitling on other days. Please contact us at so we can plan your night out!

Story: Little Women

The warm atmosphere and classic charm of the Théâtre Le Ranelagh provides the perfect setting to enjoy the tale of Les quatre sœurs March, wherein the staging promises to highlight the immersive settings, transporting audiences in a voyage through time and space back to 19th-century Massachusetts.


The play explores timeless themes of love, ambition, loss, and perseverance in a society fraught with the complexities of the American Civil War. Remaining true to the spirit of the original novel, rich and deeply meaningful dialogue and moving moments are punctuated by moments of gaiety and frivolity shared by tight-knit sisters, highlighting the strength and resilience of these marvellous characters, and bound to remind any spectator of the importance of family.


Les quatre sœurs March at Théâtre Le Ranelagh offers a rich and moving theatrical experience, celebrating the ever-extraordinary literary legacy of Louisa May Alcott whilst captivating audiences with a lively and exciting interpretation of this classic story. A coming-of-age tale for the ages…


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Théâtre Le Ranelagh

5 rue des Vignes, 75016 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre Le Ranelagh

Step into the grand auditorium of the Théâtre Le Ranelagh, and prepare to be wowed by the ornate carved oak panelling adorning the orchestra and balconies, as well as the intricately decorated ceiling. Looking around you, it’s not hard to believe that this building is listed as one of Paris’ 'historical monuments'…


The Théâtre Le Ranelagh is tucked away in the heart of Paris’ 16th arrondissement, a few paces away from the Eiffel Tower on one side, and the bois de Boulogne on the other. It is built on the site of the old Château de Boulainvilliers, the estate was at the time right outside the city and covered 8 hectares (almost 12 football fields!). The theatre itself is rich in history and over 120 years old, after being converted to replace the château's music room by the landowner of the time into his own private venue where he could invite all the best-known actors and musicians in Paris to play there for him and his friends. After his death, the entire estate was destroyed to make way for the expanding city of Paris. All, that is, except for the theatre which was miraculously saved, and to this day still stands in its original spot! Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior, once inside the Théâtre Le Ranelagh you can feast your eyes on its original decor of plush red velvet seating and carved oak panelling throughout.


The theatre is designed in the French style, meaning all of the seats are directly facing the stage and giving the auditorium a rectangular shape. The venue also features a small bar in its foyer complete with a fireplace and enough seating for up to 80 people, perfect for a drink before the performance.


Not just a theatre…

For a time in the early 1900s, the theatre was used as a cinema, which was incredibly popular. The director of the world-famous film Les enfants du paradis loved the theatre, and often programmed the film to be screened there. The cinema tradition still exists at Le Ranelagh, and films are still screened there from time to time! In addition to film screenings and a show programme rich with plays by classic French playwrights, the Théâtre Le Ranelagh holds puppet shows for younger audiences and other community events.


Fast facts
Capacity: 300
Handicap Accessible: Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes


How do I get to Théâtre le Ranelagh in the 16th arrondissement of Paris?

The Théâtre du Palais-Royal is accessible by:
Metro lines: The Théâtre Le Ranelagh is accessible by the Metro lines 6 and 9, which run until the following Metro stations: La Muette, Passy.
RER lines: The Théâtre Le Ranelagh is accessible RERC which run until the following RER stations:Boulainvilliers, Maison de la Radio Avenue du Président Kennedy.
Bus lines: The Théâtre Le Ranelagh is accessible by the bus lines 22, 52, 32, 70, and 72, which run until the following stations: Jean Bologne, Les Vignes and Radio France.
In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to Théâtre le Ranelagh?

We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of Les quatre sœurs March, and present your voucher at the front desk. Théâtre le Ranelagh’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Can I take photos during the performance of Les quatre sœurs March?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during Les quatre sœurs March. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre le Ranelagh before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous evening at the theatre!

How long does the show last?

Les quatre sœurs March lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission.

For the surtitled performances, where will I be seated, and will I see the surtitles properly?

There are two categories available, both of which provide a comfortable view of the surtitles screen above the stage. The theatre is a French-style auditorium, which means that all seats face the stage, and Theatre in Paris guests are centrally placed in the Balcony to have an optimal view both of the stage and the surtitles.

Is Les quatre sœurs March for international audiences or French speakers?

Les quatre sœurs March is performed in its original French version, but is surtitled in English every Friday so that international tourists can enjoy too.

If you would like to see an English-surtitled showing on a day when there are no surtitles planned, it is also possible to request surtitles on a date of your preference if you have a group of more than 10 people!
Group requests must be made via contacting us at:

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”.