Warren Zavatta in Sortie de piste (Exit From The Ring)

Théâtre Lucernaire

Show ended

100% in French


Théâtre Lucernaire
53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, 75006 Paris
Capacity 118 seats


1h 15min

No intermission


Stand up Comedy

Recommended for ages 12 and up

In French

Highlights: Warren Zavatta in Sortie de piste (Exit From The Ring)

The grandson of the famous clown Achille Zavatta takes to the stage of the Lucernaire armed with humor, sarcasm, and a host of hilarious stories! From setbacks to successes and his exits from the ring (both literally and figuratively), the droll and very funny Warren Zavatta details how his life has changed after the success of his previous show with explosive dynamism.

Story: Warren Zavatta in Sortie de piste (Exit From The Ring)

Like his grandfather before him, Warren Zavatta was no stranger to the big top. During his time in the incandescent glow of the ring, he received standing ovations and basked in his success…however, things didn’t turn out just as he had hoped. In his hilarious show Exit From The Ring (Sortie de piste), the grandson of famed clown Achille Zavatta recalls the setbacks he encountered that led him from the applause of the praising public to prison-bars and the psychiatric hospital. The perfect sad clown with a whimsical spirit, Warren Zavatta invites you for an evening of jaw-dropping comedy. Don’t miss your chance to discover this touching show- Exit From The Ring!


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Théâtre Lucernaire

53 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, 75006 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Lucernaire theatre

In 1975, this modern cultural center was created in an old blow-torch factory in the heart of Paris, having been forcibly moved from its original location to make way for the construction of the Montparnasse Tower. The founders of the Lucernaire sought to create a shared space for urban culture, and the Lucernaire we know and love today is just that! As well as live performances, you will also find modern art exhibitions, film screenings, and a dining area within its historic walls. You might even cross paths with one of the actors at the onsite bar and terrace!
Its status as a hive of modern cultural expression is attested by the venue’s regularly organized public poetry and theatrical readings, concerts, and debates. If the variety of its performances doesn’t already set it apart from the crowd, then its layout certainly will! Upon entering the Lucernaire theatre, you will enter into a private indoor/outdoor courtyard, giving way to theatre rooms for both cinema and live performances, a restaurant, and a bar and terrace that often spills onto the street with patrons stopping by for an afterwork drink and a dose of culture.


The Lucernaire derives its apt name from the ancient liturgy practice of le lucernarium, lighting the lamps at nightfall, the precise hour when many theatres begin opening their doors! With its cobblestone courtyard and classic Wallace fountains, this venue will bring you back to the 1920s and 30s, a time of artistic exploration and celebration of all things culture. French actor Gérard Depardieu has even performed on the Lucernaire stage!

Fast facts
Capacity: 118
Handicap Accessible: Unfortunately, no
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: No


How do I get to the Lucernaire the 6th arrondissement of Paris?

The Lucernaire is accessible by :
Metro lines:You can take line 4 to Vavin or line 12 to Notre-Dame-des-Champs or line 6 to Edgar Quinet or Raspail.
Bus lines: You can take the bus to the stops, Vavin, Raspail, Notre-dame-des-Champs, served by lines 58, 68, 82, 91, 94, 96.
Our customer service can be reached in case of difficulty from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the Lucernaire?

We invite you to arrive 20 minutes before the beginning of Warren Zavatta in Exit from the Ring, and present your voucher at the front desk. Lucernaire’s staff members will guide you to your seats.

How long does the theatre piece, Du bonheur de donner, last?

Warren Zavatta in Exit from the Ring lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission.

Can I take photos during the performance of Du bonheur de donner?

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 Warren Zavatta in Exit from the Ring. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Lucernaire to remember your night out!

It says this show has no surtitles. Is it still accessible to English speakers?

Warren Zavatta in Exit from the Ring is more suited to a French audience because it is performed exclusively in French. If you feel like you have the level of French to follow along—discover French theatre through this humorous piece!

Does the venue have a specific dress code at the Lucernaire?

Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in casual chic attire.

Is there a coat check available at the Lucernaire?

There is no coat check available at the Lucernaire.

Is tipping customary at the Lucernaire?

Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually appreciate 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”.