Palais des Glaces

Jusqu'au 9 décembre 2021

Sans dialogue


Palais des Glaces
37 rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris
Capacité 480 sièges


1 hour 15 minutes

No intermission


Music and acrobatics

Recommended for ages 8 and up

No dialogue

Vous allez adorer

This is not the circus you remember from childhood! Speakeasy is a truly original performance, featuring circus completely revisited through the prism of 1930s New York City prohibition bar. This show redefines the acrobatic arts with its astounding choreography and a surprising urban twist. Audiences are transported back to a time when gangsters and nightlife ruled the streets. Accompanied by a modern soundtrack, you're in for an amazing prohibition cocktail of music and motion!


Imagine circus acrobatics, cabaret dancing, and 1930s silent movies all set in the world of clandestine New York speakeasy bars, and there you have it! Speakeasy is unlike any circus or cabaret show you've seen before, all with a touch of 1930s gangster.

A barman, a godfather, some gangsters, and a few prohibition ladies are sure to have you feeling like you're in the middle of a Martin Scorsese film. The astonishing soundtrack to this unique performance was painstakingly selected to perfectly accompany the performers' every movement. It is here that you'll find a very modern French touch, as the entire soundtrack is a work of art in itself from French music collective Chinese Man.

The arts of cinema, theatre, dance and acrobatics are mixed into one amazing prohibition cocktail. Watch out or you might find yourself seated next to the Parisian Al Capone!


Absolutely brilliant!

As original in its perfectly mimed story as in the skill of all its actors/athletes. Magnificent show!

2 years ago


Excellent show, really funny and with talented artists. Strongly recommended.

2 years ago


Really enjoyable show more for the aesthetic than the story. The actors are acrobats above all, visually (lights, set...) its really succesful and the music is great.

3 years ago

Lots of talent

Really beautiful circus show, perfectly synchronised but perhaps lacking a bit of emotion. Still a really lovely evening. 

3 years ago

Brilliant night out

Superb, the artists are exceptional and the music brilliant. Really original, my favourite show of 2018.

3 years ago


A breathtaking show, the choreography, the production, the music, everything was dazzling. The 6 individuals are constantly in motion with incredible precision. How do they do it? I was without words

3 years ago

Wonderful evening

A wonderful evening and a surprising show: a theatrical dance. A beautiful performance from each of the acrobatic performers and some amazing scenery, handwork behind the bar, scenes of tension with the godfather and the high-wire act...a very well cho

3 years ago


An astonishing must-see show! Accrobatics that distinguish themselves from the traditional circus thanks to an original narrative that completely unites the entire performance. The show alternates comedic, almost burlesque sketches with truly impressiv

Maria G
3 years ago

Palais des Glaces

37 rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris

Au cœur du quartier République, ce haut lieu des théâtres et des salles de concert était fréquenté par les Parisiens de la haute société au cours des XVIII et XIXe siècle ; Victor Hugo est même venu assister à un spectacle. Avec l’expansion de la ville à la fin du XIXe siècle, la classe ouvrière prit le contrôle du quartier et s’ensuivit une vague de construction de divers cirques et salles de concert, dont le Palais des Glaces.


Ce lieu historique est utilisé pour toutes sortes de spectacles, du cirque au concert et du cinéma aux pièces de théâtre. Entièrement reconstruit en 1924, la salle prit le nom de Palais des Glaces car sa façade était à l’époque uniquement composée de miroirs. Vous remarquez que tout a changé et qu’aujourd’hui un éléphant s’est substitué aux miroirs, emblème de l’un de leurs spectacles qui y était donné dans les années 1980. L’éléphant fit à tel point fureur qu’il fut décidé qu’il resterait ! Une multitude de célébrités se sont produites sur la scène du Palais des Glaces, de Nina Simone au groupe The Clash. À quelques pas seulement du charmant Canal Saint-Martin, vous ne savez jamais sur quoi vous tomberez en venant là, excepté deux choses : une programmation variée et son éléphant qui vous surplombera !


En quelques mots

Capacité : 480

Accès handicapé : partiellement, merci de nous contacter pour vous garantir un placement dans les zones accessibles.

Climatisé : non


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

Speakeasy is a musical show, which communicates through movement and gestures rather than with words. It’s different from what we usually offer (French plays with English subtitles) but is still true to Theatre in Paris’ promise: French entertainment accessible to non-French speakers. People from all over the world, no matter their language, can enjoy Speakeasy.

How do I get to the theatre?

The theatre is accessible by the metro stations République (Lines 3, 5, 8, 9 11) and Goncourt (Line 11). Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the theatre?

We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Can I purchase a programme?

Tickets for Speakeasy do not include a programme. A programme in French is available for purchase at the theatre.

How long does the show last?

The show lasts one hour and fifteen minutes (75 minutes) with no intermission. 

Is it a show for travellers or French people?

Both! With delightful performers and surprising choreography, the production team is eager to cater to both Parisians as well as international, since the show can be understood and enjoyed by anyone.

Is this venue handicap accessible?

Yes, the Théâtre Palais des Glaces is wheelchair accessible. We recommend contacting us directly during the reservation to ensure confortable seating location within the theatre.

Is tipping customary?

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