Bobino Theatre

  • 14-20 rue de la Gaîté, 75014 Paris
  • Capacity: 900 seats
  • Gaîté     
  • Montparnasse         


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)


14-20 rue de la Gaîté, 75014 Paris

Gaîté     , Montparnasse        

Past shows at this venue

Ballet & Dance

Che Malambo

The Malambo, a powerfully rhythmic Argentinian dance, come to Paris for the first time. The powerhouse dance company excites audiences with percussive dance and music spectacle.
until 4/21/19
from 26 €


One-man show


Tape Face

Comedy with a twist: discover the mime show that has taken the world by storm!
until 6/16/24
from 34 €



The Opera Locos

A whimsical operatic performance for the whole family to enjoy.
until 6/16/24
from 27 €



Mozart Group

The famous quartet is back in Paris with a new musical show that’s as hilarious as it is impressive.
until 6/16/24
from 28 €


Josephine Baker the Musical

The extraordinary tale of a woman and dedicated artist set to music, song and dance 100% in French!
until 6/16/24
from 29 €