Marcel à la Recherche du Temps Perdu

Le 13ème Art Theatre

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Le 13ème Art Theatre
Place d'Italie, Centre Commercial Italie Deux 75013 Paris
Capacity 900 seats


1h 30min

No intermission



For all audiences

In French

Highlights: Marcel à la Recherche du Temps Perdu

If there’s one book you should lose no time in reading, it has to be Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time… This long and winding novel requires a little time and patience, but readers will more than reap the rewards. Proust’s never-ending sentences are packed with sensations, psychological insights, humor and poetry. To mark a century since the death of Proust, who was born on July 10th, 1871, and died on November 18th, 1922, director Jérémie Lippmann brings you a production of Marcel à la recherche du temps perdu starring the titan of French film and theatre that is Françoise Fabian and the French rapper Oxmo Puccino. Together, the pair break down the complexities of Proust’s text, where thoughts and feelings go head-to-head. On the stage of the 13ème Art Theatre, this phenomenally talented duo tell you all you need to know about a timeless literary classic.

Story: Marcel à la Recherche du Temps Perdu

Marcel à la recherche du temps perdu... This is your chance to discover or rediscover Proust's In Search of Lost Time. The stage of the 13ème Art Theatre welcomes actress Françoise Fabian and rapper Oxmo Puccino in a production full of sound and visual effects to immerse audiences in Proust’s universe. You can be sure this duo will do justice to this epoch-defining reflection on time and literature. Don’t think you’ll have time to read all seven volumes of the novel before the show opens on 26 January? Just buy a ticket instead! There could be no better introduction to Proust’s masterpiece.


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Le 13ème Art Theatre

Place d'Italie, Centre Commercial Italie Deux 75013 Paris

History and Fun Facts about Le 13ème Art theatre

Opened in 2017 by a French-Canadian theatrical group, this contemporary venue was once home to a movie theater featuring one of the biggest screens in the country. After the cinema closed down, the venue remained empty for over a decade before undertaking a complete renovation by the same architects responsible for the Bercy Accor Arena and the Institut du Monde Arabe. Featuring an architectural motif of mirrors, light enters this venue from all angles, despite its location underneath a bustling shopping center. The venue was saved from becoming similar another store or fitness center with the simple notion that "Paris can never have too many theaters."


One of the founders of Le 13ème Art theatre stated at the inauguration ceremony that “Theatre means sitting in the darkness to hear the light” and this modern venue reflects precisely this notion. The Le 13ème Art theatre is one of the most contemporary Parisian venues, and its location by the busy shopping center off the beaten tourist tracks means you get to see a local side of Paris. Another fast fact? It’s right by the Parisian Chinatown, so enjoy some culinary treasures from around the world before or after the show!


Featuring both a large amphitheater with 900 seats and a smaller theater 150 seats, the entire venue can be privatized and adapted to accommodate specific needs. The show programme featured an eclectic and international mix, embodying the notion that no artistic barriers and imaginative boundaries are to exist in this new Parisian cultural center.


Fast facts
Capacity: 900
Handicap Accessible: Yes, equipped with an elevator
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes


How do I get to the The 13ème Art theatre?

The théâtre Le 13ème Art is accessible by lines 5, 6, and 7, and the closest métro station is Place D'Italie. This theatre is unique in that it is located directly underneath the Italie 2 shopping center. Head towards the main entrance and follow the signs to the théâtre Le 13ème Art. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

How long does Marcel à la recherche du temps perdu last?

Marcel à la recherche du temps perdu lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.

Is the show accessible to English speakers?

Marcel à la recherche du temps perdu is a show in French and requires an excellent level of French. If you believe you can follow along, take this opportuntiy to discover French theatre through this lovely piece!

What do I do when I get to The 13ème Art theatre?

We invite you to arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of Marcel à la recherche du temps perdu and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre's staff members will guide you to your seats.

Does The 13ème Art theatre have a specific dress code?

Attire in these family friendly shows tends to be casual, so feel free to dress in comfortable clothing, though we recommend avoiding caps and flip-flops. It is common for Parisians to arrive directly from work, dressed in smart- casual attire.

Can I take photos of the show?

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 Marcel à la recherche du temps perdu. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of The 13ème Art theatre to remember your night out!

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.”