Los Guardiola - The Comedy of Tango

Los Guardiola - The Comedy of Tango mime tickets paris
Théâtre Essaïon

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Théâtre Essaïon
6 rue Pierre au lard, 75004 Paris
Capacity 102 seats


1 h 10 min

No intermission


Mime and dance

For all audiences

No dialogue

Highlights: Los Guardiola - The Comedy of Tango

Calling all mime and tango lovers! At the Théâtre Essaïon, the team of Los Guardiola is waiting to offer you a show bursting with humour, poetry – and, of course, tango!
Los Guardiola - The Comedy of Tango is an intoxicating blend of dance and mime, wherein the duo engages in a magnificent body-to-body performance that transcends language. Experience the timeless stories of the human body and heart in this spectacular display of limitless corporeality.

Story: Los Guardiola - The Comedy of Tango

For a seventh consecutive year, the sensational duo Los Guardiola takes to the Parisian stage. Enjoy a procession of seven spellbinding scenes in which commedia dell'arte, mime, and Argentinian tango converge in an explosive performance of intimacy, humour, and dynamism. It comes as no surprise that in Buenos Aires, 2004, this terrific twosome was granted the Nueva Generacion diploma of honour for their contribution to tango – but their outstanding critical reception doesn’t stop there! The National Academy of Tango of the Argentine Republic undertook the duo as their sponsor in 2016, in recognition of their in work in promoting the art form through mime and music. Don’t miss the chance to see their rhythmic mastery in action…and see them again…and again, with friends! You’ll never tire of Los Guardiola’s boundless talents. They returned from Edinburgh Fringe Festivals 2022 and 2023 to rave reviews from audiences and the cultural press alike among which BroadwayBaby.com and One4review.co.uk (5 stars each).
Tell your friends – a free programme is available in seven languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian, and more, thanks to a QR code available at the theatre!


Amazing storytelling
The dance, mime and music flowed perfectly together throughout the performance. Amazing storytelling from these hugely talented artists. Definitely worth seeing
Lynn Coventry from One4review.co.uk
Los Guardiola
"Original and tender... a rediscovery of mime... poetic... Beautiful and talented dancers... the woman even dances a tango in her dance slippers... on pointe! TOP!" - Translated from the French rating
Richard Beck from Broadwaybaby.com
Remarkable Elegance
Drawing from the traditions of commedia dell’arte – masks, mime, immaculate black and white costumes – Los Guardiola pay tribute to the tango of the early twentieth century.
Superb Tango Dancers
Extremely slick, immaculately timed, clever, and humorous. This is European-style mimed comedy at its best.

Théâtre Essaïon

6 rue Pierre au lard, 75004 Paris

History and Fun Facts about Théâtre Essaïon

A truly hidden Parisian treasure, the Théâtre Essaïon is the result of a clashing of ages. In the 1970, a contemporary theatre troupe established this local playhouse in a medieval vaulted cave, deep in the depths of central Paris. Be transported back in time as you enter this unique venue in the old basement of what was once a luxorious Parisian hotel.


With its vaulted stone ceilings, this venue includes 2 intimate stages, and its varied show program includes not only historical pieces but also cabarets, musical theatre, and performances for the youth of the Marais. Explore the backstreets of one of the oldest districts in Paris to discover this hidden underground gem!

Fast facts
Capacity: 102
Handicap Accessible: Unfortunately, no. This underground venue is accessible only via staircase.
Air conditioning: No, but as it is underground, this venue is naturally cool!
Heating: Oui
Coat Check: No


How do I get to the Théâtre Essaïon in the 4th arrondissement of Paris?

The Théâtre Essaïon is accessible by:
Metro lines: Théâtre Essaïon is accessible by metro lines 1 or 11 which run to the stations Hôtel de Ville and Rambuteau.
Bus lines: Théâtre Essaïon is accessible by bus lines 38, 47, 75, and 29 which run to the station Centre Georges Pompidou.
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 the Théâtre Essaïon?

We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of Los Guardiola - The Comedy of Tango, and present your voucher at the front desk. Théâtre Essaïon’s staff members will guide you to your seats.

How long does Los Guardiola - The Comedy of Tango, last?

Los Guardiola - The Comedy of Tango lasts approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, with no intermission.

Can I take photos during the performance of Los Guardiola - The Comedy of Tango?

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 Los Guardiola - The Comedy of Tango. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Théâtre Essaïon to remember your night out!

Is Los Guardiola - The Comedy of Tango for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! Dance and miming are universal languages! Therefore, the show is accessible to anyone from any corner of the world.

Does the venue have a specific dress code at the Théâtre Essaïon?

There is no particular dress code, but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.

Is there a coat check available at the Théâtre Essaïon?

At the Théâtre Essaïon, there is no coat check.

Is there a program available for Los Guardiola - The Tango Comedy?

Yes, a program is available for free in seven languages including English, German, Spanish, Italian, thanks to a QR code provided at the Théâtre Essaïon. Take advantage of it and bring all your international friends!

Is tipping customary at the Théâtre Essaïon in Paris?

Tips are not mandatory in many Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually appreciate 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”.