Une maison de poupée (A Doll's House)

Théâtre du Rond-Point

Until February 2, 2025

Other languages with surtitles

Location

Théâtre du Rond-Point
2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris
Capacity 760 seats

Duration

1 h 20 min

No intermission


Details

Marionette Theatre

For all audiences

In English with French surtitles


HIGHLIGHTS: Une maison de poupée (A Doll's House)

So… Une maison de poupée (A Doll's House)... an experimental marionette show with human-sized puppets?

"But... that's unheard of", you might say?
You're absolutely right… making this incredible show well worth seeing at the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris.

 

 

This is a stunning adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic by Norwegian director Yngvild Aspeli. With an original and truly inventive approach using puppets, this play explores the themes of female emancipation, social conventions and the quest of finding one’s identity.

 

On stage, the characters in the play come to life in the form of human-sized puppets (incredible but true!), manipulated with finesse by two puppeteer actors. This choice highlights the very restrictive aspects of the social conventions that weigh down on the characters, particularly that of the heroine, Nora Helmer.

 

Nora Helmer, a devoted housewife and loving mother, finds herself struggling under the weight of the social expectations placed upon her. Her gradual realisation and decision to leave her husband and home overturn conventions and challenge the established order.

 

You will be transported into the stifling, cruel world of Une maison de poupée (A Doll's House).

 

An incredible play that recreates Ibsen's world in all its depth. It's a feast for the eyes and a truly stimulating way to consider subjects that reverberate around us to this day.

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Théâtre du Rond-Point

2 bis avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt - 75008 Paris

Théâtre du Rond-Point


If you ever want to feel the pulse of the French theatre scene, the Théâtre du Rond-Point is the place to be! But which roundabout or "rond-point" is it exactly? It's one of the most famous roundabouts in Paris, located near the Champs-Elysées, smaller than the famous Etoile roundabout under the Arc de Triomphe. Since 1981, it has attracted a host of directors from all over the world and a host of people with a passion for theatre. A major venue for contemporary creation since 1991, the Rond-Point does not programme "what people like, but what they don't yet know they like", according to Jean-Michel Ribes, the theatre's former director. Since 2023, Laurence de Magalhaes and Stéphane Ricordel have taken over the reins of this theatre, which is still rooted in contemporary creation and focuses on living authors.



Fast facts
Capacity: 760
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes

FAQ

How do I get to Théâtre du Rond-Point in the 8th arrondissement of Paris?

The Théâtre du Rond-Point is accessible by:
Metro: Line 1 (station Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau and Franklin D. Roosevelt), line 9 (station Franklin D. Roosevelt), line 13 (station Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau)
Address: 2 Bis avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris
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 do I do when I get to Théâtre du Rond-Point?

We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of Une maison de poupée (A Doll's House), and present your voucher at the front desk. Théâtre du Rond-Point’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

How long does Une maison de poupée (A Doll's House) last?

The marionette theatre piece Une maison de poupée (A Doll's House) at Théâtre du Rond-Point lasts approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, with no intermission.

Is Une maison de poupée for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Théâtre du Rond-Point has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for 30 years. The marionette theatre piece Une maison de poupée (A Doll's House), is performed in its original English version. Surtitles are provided in French so that international audiences can appreciate the performance at the incredible Parisian venue, Theatre du Rond-Point .

Where will I be seated?

The seats you will be allocated at the Théâtre du Rond-Point will be placed in the centre of the auditorium.

Can I choose my seat when booking?

No, unfortunately it is not possible to choose your seat when booking for Une maison de poupée (A Doll's House). However, you can choose the category and we will allocate you the best seats in the chosen category!
Please note that tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session, in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.
You can find the seating plan in the theatre’s "photo" section on this page.
If there are no available adjacent seating arrangements, our customer service team will contact you before the booking is confirmed.

Is there a dress code at Théâtre du Rond-Point?

There is no specific dress code at Théâtre du Rond-Point, but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.