My First Cabaret at Paradis Latin
28 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris
Capacity 700 seats
2 h 15 min
Family Friendly Cabaret
For all audiences
In different languages
Highlights: My First Cabaret at Paradis Latin
What’s that? You’ve yet to go to the Paradis Latin? Well, the perfect opportunity to do so has arrived with My First Cabaret, the creation of the uber-talented Kamel Ouali. Under the spotlight of the beautiful hall created in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, 25 performers, including two child artists, will dance and sing in a revue which is accessible to children and adults alike. Your eyes will widen in wonder, and your breath will be snatched away!
Story: My First Cabaret at Paradis Latin
My First Cabaret at Paradis Latin is a show designed for children and adults. As such, Kamel Ouali, the renowned choreographer and director, wanted to create an original, festive, and participative show to demonstrate to everyone that cabaret is, above all, a moment of pure fantasy. His programme includes acrobats, magic, dance, animations, dazzling special effects, singing, and comedy. All the energy of a cabaret show, adapted to the whole family! Don't miss out!
Le Paradis Latin
A historical hall designed by Monsieur Eiffel himself! Listed as a historical landmark and heritage site in Paris, the Paradis Latin’s history dates back to 1803, when the construction of the Théâtre Latin was authorized by Napoleon Bonaparte himself. Its foundations, however, date from the 13th century, as it was built atop the ancient walls of Paris, which themselves were constructed during the reign of King Philippe Auguste. During the Franco-Prussian war in 1870, the Théâtre Latin, along with much of the Latin Quarter, was burned to the ground during the siege of Paris. In 1887, its reconstruction began, led by architect Gustave Eiffel. Built in tandem with the Eiffel Tower, and with similar metal materials, it reopened in January 1889. Renamed “Paradis Latin”, it was thought by Parisian critics and public alike to be the most elegant hall in the city, and the inauguration of its sister construction, the Eiffel Tower, took place five months later. Extraordinary shows and ballets lit up the stage of the Paradis Latin, branding it a total triumph. But the real diamond of its history comes with the launch of Yvette Guilbert, one of the most famous singers of her era.
Hard financial times hit everywhere, however, and after briefly serving as a pharmaceutical factory, the venue closed its doors. Luckily, a new owner has blown the dust off of Gustave Eiffel's impressive metal structure, and the Paradis Latin has been returned to its glory as a celebrated cabaret hall.
A celebration of French entertainment and gastronomy
The enchantment of Paradis Latin comes not only from the show, but from the high-quality cuisine as well, with a modern kitchen layout, a rigorously chosen roster of suppliers, cuisine made from the freshest ingredients, and the highest ability level in the kitchen. French gastronomy is an essential element of Paradis Latin’s festivities! With its privileged location in the heart of Paris, just steps from the Notre-Dame Cathedral in the famous Quartier Latin, an evening at the Paradis Latin is a truly Parisian experience you cannot miss.
Fast facts Capacity: 650 Handicap Accessible: Yes Air conditioning: Yes Heating: Yes
How do I get to the theatre?
The Paradis Latin is accessible by: Metro lines: You can take lines 7 and 10 to Jussieu and line 10 to Cardinal Lemoine. Bus lines: You can take the bus to Monge-Mutualité served by lines 63, 86, and 87, to Cardinal Lemoine served by line 47, to Cardinal Lemoine-Monge served by line 89, to Institut du Monde Arabe served by line 67, or to Jussieu served by line 67. Our customer service can be reached in case of difficulty 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 theatre?
We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before My First Cabaret begins. The doors of the Paradis Latin open at 1.30pm. You will be ushered in by the performers themselves from 1.30 to 2.15pm. The show begins at 2.15pm. Please present your ticket at the reception desk. The cabaret staff will lead you to your seats.
Is My First Cabaret accessible to English speakers?
Is My First Cabaret for the whole family?
Is a programme included with my tickets?
Tickets for a show at the Paradis Latin do not include a programme. A souvenir photograph is available for purchase at the venue.
How long does My First Cabaret last?
The experience lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes. Le Paradis Latin opens its doors at 1.30pm, and you’ll be greeted by the performers from 1.30pm to 2.15pm. The show Mon Premier Cabaret will start at 2.15 pm and end at 3.45 pm.