The Game (Le Jeu)

le jeu, the game, Théâtre Michel, Pierre-François Dupont-Beurier
Théâtre Michel

Show ended

100% in French


Théâtre Michel
38 rue des Mathurins, 75008 Paris
Capacity 350 seats


1 hour and 30 minutes

No intermission


Comedy theatre

Suitable for all

French without surtitles

Highlights: The Game (Le Jeu)

The Game (Le jeu), a text written by a specialist in philosophy, is a dialogue that hits the nail on the head and leaves a smile on the lips… an intelligent comedy full of flavor! The Théâtre Michel introduces us to a witty comedy and a fine slice of French culture.

Story: The Game (Le Jeu)

In a public garden, a woman is reading as suddenly her gaze falls upon a man who seems quite unhappy. Dreadfully, coming from a tornado of a marriage, he has just been left by his wife. As she continues to gaze, she reflects on how she also has a lot of problems with her love life. The future could be bright for them, but she suggests a strange game... How far will this curious experience take them? Come and discover a comedy full of tenderness by an author who masters the outpourings of the human heart. A true delight of a game!


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Théâtre Michel

38 rue des Mathurins, 75008 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre Michel

Don't be fooled by the venue's unimposing exterior, the delightful Italian style auditorium of the Théâtre Michel is sure to seduce at first sight! Built in the early 20th century, the theatre fell victim to the flood that struck Paris in 1910 just a few years after opening, leaving the first level completely submerged. But the Théâtre Michel was not to be stopped, and soon overcame its early troubles to become a celebrated name in the international arts scene.


This charming theatre, complete with pediments resembling Greek temples, has been managed over recent decades by Marc Camoletti. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Camoletti's brilliant comedy of errors, Boeing Boeing, is the most performed French play in the world, counting over 18,000 performances in more than 20 countries, and was made famous on screen by Tony Curtis in the 1960s. Not such a minor theatre after all!


Fun fact

The Théâtre Michel was the very first venue to hold a subtitled performance with Theatre in Paris back in 2014!


Fast facts
Capacity: 350
Handicap Accessible: Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (free service)


How do I get to the Théâtre Michel?

The Théâtre Michel is accessible by the metro stations Saint-Lazare (Lines 3, 12, 13, 14) and Havre-Caumartin (Line 3 and 9). You can also take the RER at Station Auber. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Paris time. For more details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the Théâtre Michel?

We invite you to arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of The Game (Le jeu) and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Is there a dress code at Théâtre Michel?

For Parisian pieces, the dress code tends to be casual, so feel free to wear caps and flip flops. It is common for Parisians to arrive directly from work, dressed in business-casual clothing.

Can I take photos during the performance of The Game (Le jeu)?

To avoid disturbing the work of the artists and for the comfort of the spectators, it is forbidden to take photos during the performance. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre Michel before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your evening!

Is tipping customary?

Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between 1-5 Euros which you can give them when they have shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire,” which literally translates to “to have a drink.”