The Opera Locos

Bobino Theatre

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Bobino Theatre
14-20 rue de la Gaîté, 75014 Paris
Capacity 900 seats


1 h 15 min

No intermission


Musical Humor

For all audiences

No dialogue

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!


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Bobino Theatre

14-20 rue de la Gaîté, 75014 Paris

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 at at the time of booking so that we can inform the theatre and welcome you in the best possible conditions.
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (paid service)


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.

What should I do when I arrive at the Bobino Theatre?

We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before The Opera Locos. Present your ticket at the reception desk and the Bobino Theatre’s staff will take care of you.

How long does The Opera Locos last?

The Opera Locos lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes, without intermission.

Is The Opera Locos for an international audience or for French speakers?

The Opera Locos is a dialogue-free musical and comedy show that will appeal to the whole family.

Does the Bobino Theatre have a specific dress code?

For Parisian plays, the dress tends to be casual, so feel free to wear comfortable attire, though we recommend avoiding caps and flip-flops. It is common for Parisians to arrive directly from work, dressed in smart-casual attire.

Is there a cloakroom at the Bobino Theatre?

The Bobino Theatre has a cloakroom. The service is charged at €2 per item.

Can I take photos during The Opera Locos?

In order not to disturb the work of the artists and for the comfort of the audience, it is forbidden to take photos during The Opera Locos. However, you can take photos of Bobino before and after the performance to remember your evening!

Will I be able to see The Opera Locos if I’m late?

Once the show has started, please note that your category placement will no longer be guaranteed, and you will be reseated so as not to interfere with the performance in progress.

Is it compulsory to tip the ushers at the Bobino Theatre?

Tipping is not compulsory. However, ushers usually expect a small tip of between two and five euros, which you can give when they accompany you to your seat.