Sky's the Limit: The Eiffel Tower Story (Plus haut que le ciel)
Until March 29, 2020
10 rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009 Paris
Capacity 630 seats
1 hour and 10 minutes
Recommended for all ages
French with English subtitles
History has been revealed, Theatre Fontaine presents the upbeat story of how the creation of the famous monument which is known worldwide to represent France came to be. Don’t miss out on the true story on how two optimistic engineers were able to convince Mr. Eiffel that the Eiffel tower would become one of France’s biggest achievements.
A theatrical performance produced by Florence and Julien Lefebvre, Sky's the Limit narrates the life of two young engineers who had the brilliant idea of designing a monument so great that it would remain recorded in history for years to come. The two men first presented their idea to Gustave Eiffel’s assistant who then rejected their proposal stating that it was a waste of time and Gustave already had a lot on his hands in respect to work, but this didn’t stop these persistent dreamers.
Abandoned by its owners due to its black market activities during the early 1900s, the building where the Théâtre Fontaine now stands once was a famous, high-class cabaret called Le Chantilly. Bought in 1951 by two audacious and uniquely dynamic accomplices, the rundown space was transformed into a theatre.
After an expansion to accommodate more theatre-goers, Théâtre Fontaine has continued its tradition as a space for comedies and classics to take the stage and keep audiences laughing. The interior has kept its 1950s flair with its checkerboard entryway, plush red velvet seating and celestial ceiling.
Handicap Accessible? Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning? Yes
Is it a show for travelers or French people?
Both! The show will be performed in French, but it will be accessible to English speakers through subtitles. Theatre Fontaine welcomes Parisians and travelers alike and wishes to offer the upmost convenience to all audiences!
How do I get to the venue?
Theatre Fontaine is accessible by metro lines 2 and 12, and the closest metro stations are Pigalle, Blanche, and Saint- Georges. If you plan to take the bus take lines 74, 67, or 52. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theater on weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map below.
Is Theatre Fontaine Handicap accessible?
The Fontaine Theater is equipped with a PMR access in an orchestra. If you are in a wheelchair, we invite you to call the theatre at 01 48 74 74 40 in order for them to prepare for your arrival.
Does the theatre have air-conditioning?
Yes, Theatre Fontaine is equipped with air- conditioning.
Is there a coat check available?
A cloakroom will be available to guests in the theatre for a € 1.50 per item.
Subtitles or “surtitles?”
Surtitles (also called supertitles) are the theatre equivalent of subtitles or as others may know it, captioned performances. That’s because in French “sur” means “above.” At the Théâtre Fontaine, the text is projected above the stage. Read more about surtitles here.
Does the venue have a specific dress code?
For Parisian plays, the dress tends to be casual, so feel free to dress in comfortable attire though we recommend avoiding caps and flip-flops. It is common for Parisians to arrive directly from work, dressed in smart- casual chic attire.
Can I purchase a programme?
An exclusive programme in English for Sky's the Limit: The Eiffel Tower Story is provided free of charge for Theatre in Paris guests. It is a perfect souvenir, with insider information on the play, the show, and the venue.