The Opera Locos
4 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
Capacity 995 seats
1 hour 15 minutes
Recommended for all ages
Translated into The Opera of Crazies, this show is called The Opera Locos for a reason! Five diva opera singers have come together to ignite interest amongst visitors in the crowd, freshly combining classic opera with trendy pop and rock songs most popular to this generation.
The program is dynamic, in addition to an unexpected back story expressed through contemporary vocal music, the artists also seem to have a special effect on the audience when it comes to humor. They really know how to make the crowd burst out in laughter! The characters big egos will land them in unthinkable situations, each hiding a secret passion for the other, audience members will soon realize the desperate desires revealed by each cast member on stage. Some of the greatest pieces by Mozart, Puccini, Hoffmann, and many other composers will be perceived during the show. A tale of 5 crazy characters you won’t regret experiencing, once you witness one show, you won’t mind attending another.
Le Théâtre Libre
Le Théâtre Libre previously know as Théâtre Le Comédia was built in just six months by the architect, Charles Duval, in 1858. It experienced an unsteady start and quickly reached bankruptcy. However, in 1862 it was transformed into the Eldorado, and became the most famous café-concert in Paris. It retained such popularity for over 60 years, undergoing various phases of renovations during which its glamorous ambience was symbolised with the addition of a metallic canopy entryway.
This renowned venue played an important role in shaping the cultural prowess of 'Les Années Folles' and has hosted many French stars, including the real Mistinguett, and Maurice Chevalier. In 1932 it was converted into a large cinema, returning to its original role as a theatre in 1971. Since this time, the stage has been used for musical performances of all kinds, In recent years it began to feature many other theatrical performances of every genre for the public's general enjoyment.
Handicap Accessible? Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning? Yes
Is the show accessible to English speakers?
Taking into consideration that The Opera Locos has no dialogue, it is 100% accessible to audience members who speak any language. Just let the music guide you into a wonderful story jam- packed with opera and comedy, a dynamic combination.
How do I get to the theatre?
Le Théâtre Libre is accessible by metro lines 4, 8 and 9, and the closest metro station is Strasbourg Saint- Denis. If you plan to take the bus take lines 20, 38, or 47 to Strasbourg Saint- Denis stop. 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?
Yes, Le Théâtre Libre 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 42 38 97 14 in order for them to prepare for your arrival.
What do I do when I get to the venue?
While the performance begins during the specific time displayed on your ticket, we recommend arriving to the reception area half an hour before the show commences in order to be seated on time.
Is tipping customary?
Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between 2€ and 5€, which you can give them when they've shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire,” which literally translates to “to have a drink.”
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 show programme?
Tickets for The Opera Locos do not include a programme.
Can I take photos of the performance?
In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film or record the performance for the duration of the show. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the wonderful venue to remember your night out!