Swan Lake (Le lac des cygnes)

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Until January 5, 2020

No dialogue


Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats


2 hours 55 minutes

Two 20-minute intermissions


Ballet & Dance

Recommended for all ages

No Dialogue


This holiday season brought to you by The Kiev National Opera, Swan Lake has arrived in Paris. A ballet performance with a strong visual impact that has induced emotional responses amongst spectators for more than 100 years. The music by l'Orchestre Hexagone, the choreography by Valery Kovtun, and the costumes are all part of what makes this phenomenal performance so prodigious! Experience one of the world’s most famous pieces originally by Tchaikvosky and reformed by director Viktor Oliynyk with a captivatingly neoteric performance.


Having won over the affection and admiration of audience members from all over the world in Paris during the winter season of 2018 with Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Théâtre des Champs- Élysées brings back another classic hit this holiday season! First time displayed for the public eye in 1875 and reshaped by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in 1894-95 remains a favorite amongst theatre lovers. Modifications made to the prestigious work of art by director Viktor Oliynyk and choreographer Valery Kovtun has brought about a whole new outlook in the ballet world all while remaining true to the original piece.

Based on the iconic folk tale about a handsome prince and a beautiful princess who is transformed into a swan by an evil curse that had been cast upon her by a sorcerer. A love story so strong, it overcomes all obstacles placed in its path. The show is a blend of tragedy, illusion, love, and ballet choreography presented by passionate professionals. An out of this world performance, perfect for quality time with family and friends this winter.

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

Hosting one of the most lavishing concert halls in all of Paris, Champs- Élysées is the true definition of architectural beauty with its historic foundation. Inaugurated in April 2, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising of three auditoriums: Théâtre des Champs- Élysées, The Comédie des Champs- Élysées, Studio des Champs- Élysées, and a restaurant. The main theatre which has 1905 seats is Italian styled originally constructed to host guests visiting the theatre to watch opera shows and concerts. This was the first theatre in Paris to be built completely from reinforced concrete instead of steel.


Over the years the famed theatre has hosted many recognized artists such as the beautiful cabaret dancer Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss and many other entertainers from our cherished olden day era. In 2005 the main room in the theatre was renovated in order to improve the acoustics, it is confirmed that during a show the sounds are very clear, almost as if you were up close to the stage. Théâtre des Champs- Élysées is one of the most frequently visited monuments in Paris, on an annual basis more than 300,000 people attend programs from contemporary dance and ballet recitals to orchestras, operas, and other concerts. Carrying a number of diverse performances of different genres, the theatre attracts audience members of all ages. 


Fun facts:

Capacity: 1, 905

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No