The Opera Locos
14-20 rue de la Gaîté, 75014 Paris
Capacity 900 seats
1 h 15 min
For all audiences
Highlights: The Opera Locos
This one-of-a-kind opera is dubbed The Opera Locos for a reason…! Five flamboyant opera singers come together for an explosive performance, effortlessly combining classic operatic arias with trendy contemporary pop and rock tunes beloved by the younger generations. The marvellous Bobino Theatre invites you to discover this truly loco opera show for yourself!
Story: The Opera Locos
Dynamism, musical mastery, magnificent talent… the artists of The Opera Locos are a gifted bunch, but one thing they truly excel in is making their audience burst out in laughter! The inflated egos and hidden desires of these larger-than-life characters land them in some sticky situations, set to a scintillating score featuring pieces by Mozart, Puccini, Offenbach, and a host of other beloved artists, new and old! A side-splitting tale of five crazy characters that you won’t want to miss. Come one, come all to experience The Opera Locos, Paris’ finest operatic comedy!
The Théâtre Bobino
From clowns to musical delights… Bobino gets its name from a celebrated Italian clown that worked in the nearby Luxembourg Gardens in the early 19th century. From 1816 to 1868, the Théâtre du Luxembourg welcomed Bobino the clown and his troupe, and the venue became affectionately referred to as Bobino's theatre. In the 1870s, the venue moved locations to the bustling nearby Montparnasse district and officially adopted its nickname and current title.
From its construction in the 1870s up until the first World War, the Bobino was a small concert cafe, though it quickly gained popularity. While exiled in France, even Lenin himself was known to frequent the théâtre Bobino! Following the war, the Bobino music hall quickly became the go-to location for all the latest in Parisian musical culture. Becoming the primary music venue on the Rive Gauche (left bank of the seine), the théâtre Bobino welcomed international stars from Edith Piaf and Georges Brassens to Barbara, Dalida, and Joséphine Baker. At one time, the Bobino and Paris' legendary Right Bank music hall L'Olympia were both run by Bruno Coquatrix, a well-known impresario.
Bobino finding its place… After a major renovation in the 1980s, the theatre faced closure due to financial troubles, and entered a rather experimental phase throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, hosting cabaret dinners, comedians, and even a few television recording sessions. The Bobino changed leadership in 2010 when a new director wanted to embrace the venue's music hall history and also to expand to include musicals, one-man-shows, and more diverse acts. The théâtre Bobino has finally found its place as a celebrated Parisian venue welcoming musically-charged performances of all genres.
Fast facts Capacity: 900 Handicap Accessible: Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas. Air conditioning: No Heating: Yes
How to get to the Bobino theatre in the 14th arrondissement of Paris?
The Bobino Theatre is accessible by: Metro lines: The Bobino Theatre can be reached by Metro lines 4, 6, 12, and 13, which run to the station Montparnasse-Bienvenue. Bus lines: The Bobino Theatre is also accessible by the bus lines 58, 92, 91, 39, and 95, which run to stations Montparnasse - Rue du départ, Gare Montparnasse. In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.