14 Boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
Capacity : 780 seats
One hour and 10 minutes
A juncture of comedy, music, and the absurd!
Recommended for ages 14 and up
A deliciously twisted mockery of the monsters of high society, all about champagne, botox, and the contemporary clowns of aristocracy; an aristo-punk frenzy as fantastical as it is thought-provoking!
Garden Party is a delirious snapshot of bourgeoisie lifestyle like you’ve never seen before. Society's elite gather for yet another celebration of the greatest adventure, life, in which dancing, acrobatics, murders, and frivolry are the name of the game.
A hilariously poetic cocktail of opera, farce, and circus, this will be the first time this unique spectacle is performed indoors on a stage. Audiences only need three words to understand: oui, champagne, and petit-fours. Just how far will society's elite go to ignore the harsh realities of life?
Crazy and mastered
Entirely crazy and perfectly mastered. This fierce satire of the bourgeoise is magnificently performed, with a surprising and effective staging. We laughed a lot, it was great
The reviews don't lie, this show is original, interesting, nutty, and hilarious as well, but with depth. A bit of originality in theatre never hurt anyone, I recommend it!
The André Antoine theatrical revolution
The Théâtre Antoine opened its doors in the 1860s and throughout its early days underwent various name changes and managers, before welcoming André Antoine at the turn of the century and officially claiming it's name. Antoine's vision was a liberty of expression as had never been permitted before, !allowing his troupe of actors a freedom fo expression that turned the venue into a true laboratory of creativity. André Antoine is to this day considered the inventor of modern staging in France. His aproach focused on liberty of expression revolutionised French theatre and opened the door to appreciate many international authors and playwrights. From acting methods and staging, to an appreciation for new global talent, Antoine's contributions didn't stop there; he was also the first to insist that the audience lighting be turned off during a performance in order to focus attention on the stage!
The theatre changed hands multiple times throughout the early 20th century and underwent various renovations, making it the first Parisian theatre to have a rotating stage. From the 1940s until very recently, the Théâtre Antoine has been under female direction, beginning first with the actress Simone Berriau, followed by her daughter. At the start of Berriau's leadership, the Théâtre Antoine was facing threats of closure due to lack of finances, yet she managed to save the Parisian staple beginning with a tribute series to Jean-Paul Sartre, a figure who would become very important to the history of the venue. Officially considered a historical monument since 1989, this Parisian venue boasts impeccable Italian architecture. Complete with stained glass windows, Drian wall fresos, and a Napoleonic decor throughout, patrons can enjoy a drink at the chic bar before or after the show. With a show program varying from classic to contemporary, the Théâtre Antoine maintains the mission of André Antoine, highlighting a liberty of expression, embracing both celebrated classics and new modern interpretations.
Handicap Accessible? Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning? Yes
It says this show has no subtitles. Is it still accessible to English speakers?
Garden Party involves music and hilarious miming, communicating 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 this eccentric performance!
How do I get to the theatre?
The Théâtre Antoine is accessible by lines 4, 8, and 9, and the closest métro station is Strasbourg Saint Denis. 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.
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.
Is a programme included with my tickets?
Tickets for Garden Party do not include a programme.
How long does the show last?
The show lasts one hour and ten minutes with no intermission.
Is it a show for travelers or French people?
Both! While featuring French performers, the production team is eager to cater to international spectators as well, since the show can be understood and enjoyed by anyone.
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.”