Théâtre Bobino

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


From clowns to musical splendor

The Théâtre 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 namesake.


From its construction in the 1870s up until the first World War, the Bobino was a small café-concert, though quickly gaining notoriety. While exiled in France, even Lenin himself was known to frequent the Théâtre Bobino! Following the war, the Bobino music hall very quickly became the go-to location for all the latest in Parisian musical culture. Becoming the primary music venue on the Rive Gauche, 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' mythic Rive Droite music Hall L'Olympia were both run by the same man, Bruno Coquatrix.


Finding its place

After a major renovation in the 1980s, the theatre faced closure due to lack of financing and entered into a rather experimental phase throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, housing cabaret dinners, comedians, and even welcoming a few television recording sessions. The Bobino changed direction in 2010 when a new director wanted to embrace the venue's music hall history and also to expand to include musical comedies, 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 to ensure proper seating in accessible areas

Air conditioning? No


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 €




Tape Face

Comedy with a twist: discover the mime show that has taken the world by storm!
until 7/1/22
from 34 €




The Opera Locos

An eccentric opera performance with just a hint of comedy and a stage overflowing with insanity, a show not common from the rest.
until 7/1/22
from 28 €



Mozart Group


The famous quartet is back in Paris with a new musical show that’s as hilarious as it is impressive.
until 7/1/22
from 28 €