Place d'Italie Centre Commercial Italie Deux, 75013 Paris
Capacity : 900 seats
1 hour 15 minutes
Suitable for all ages
Folia is a dynamic twist of Hip Hop, contemporary dance, electronic beat and the unexpected baroque music from the Concert de l’Hostel Dieu. This combination was strategically brought on stage to exhibit the beauty that arises when combining different artistic styles into one show, eliminating all stereotypes that may exist about one genre and creating awareness for those who are not familiar with either one or the other.
Behind the harmonious baroque sounds and flawless choreography that is ballet, hip hop, and contemporary dance, there is a story. Folia portrays the lives of the rich and poor through authentic choreography by Mourad Merzouki and Franck Emmanuel Comte who found a way to immerse the audience into a daring blended performance which consists of traditional Italian music from the South dating back to the 17th and 18th century and electronic music by Grégoire Durrande. While on tour, spectators have commented that as soon as the emotional production ended it instantly had them on their feet clapping for the performers who did an outstanding job in getting into character and confirming that two art forms can become one, though others would say its madness. This hypnotic show is shoo-in to be one of the best of the year.
Théâtre le 13eme Art
Opened in 2017 by French Canadian theatrical group, this contemporary venue was once home to a movie theatre featuring one of the biggest screens in the country. After the cinema closed down, the venue remained empty for over a decade before a complete renovation by the same architects responsible for the Bercy Accor Arena and the Institut du Monde Arabe. Featuring an architectural play of mirrors, light enters this venue from all angles, despite its location underneath a bustling shopping center. The venue was saved from becoming similar another store or fitness center with the simple notion that "Paris can never have too many theatres."
One of the founders of the Théâtre le 13eme art stated at the inauguration ceremony that "theatre means sitting in the darkness to hear the light," and this modern venue reflects precisely this notion. The Théâtre le 13eme Art is one of the most contemporary Parisian venues, and it's location by the busy shopping center off the beaten tourist tracks means you get to see a local side of Paris. Another fast fact? It's right by the Parisian Chinatown, so enjoy some culinary treasures from around the world before or after the show!
Featuring both a large amphitheatre with 900 seats and a smaller theatre 150 seats, the entire venue can be privatized and adapted to accomodate needs. The show programme featured an ecclectic and international fix, embodying the notion that no artistic barriers and imaginative boundries are to exist in this new Parisian cultural center.
Handicap Accessible? Yes, equipped with an elevator
How do I get to the theatre?
The Théâtre le 13eme Art is accessible by lines 5, 6, and 7, and the closest métro station is Place D'Italie. This theatre is unique in that it is located directly underneath the Italie 2 shopping center. Head towards the main entrance and follow the signs to the Théâtre le 13eme Art. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre 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 venue?
We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the show and present your voucher at the front desk. The theater's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.
Can I take photos of the performance?
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 the show. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the wonderful venue to remember your night out!
Does the venue have a specific dress code?
For Parisian plays, the dress tends to be casual, so feel free to dress in comfortable attire though we recommend avoiding caps and flip-flops. It is common for Parisians to arrive directly from work, dressed in smart- casual chic attire.
Is it a show for travelers or French people?
Both! The show will be performed in French, but it will be accessible to English speakers through subtitles. Le 13éme Art theatre welcomes Parisians and travelers alike and wishes to offer the upmost convenience to all audiences! The show consists mostly of music numbers and dance, meaning the language barrier for audience members will not be an issue.
How long does the show last?
The show lasts one hour and fifteen minutes with one intermission.
Is a show programme included with my tickets?
Tickets for Folia do not include a program.
Is this venue handicap accessible?
Yes, Le 13éme Art theatre is wheelchair accessible. There is a lift in the theatre and special seating is reserved for individuals who are handicap. We recommend contacting Le 13éme Art theatre if you need any further assistance.