Ghost, The Musical
25 rue Mogador, 75009 Paris
Capacity : 1600 seats
2 hour and 40 minutes
Recommended for ages 12 and up
French with English subtitles
Ghost the Musical tells the dramatic and exciting story about the strength of true love. When his beloved Molly is in danger, will Sam's ghost be able to defy the rules of the universe to save her? With a soundtrack full of nostalgic hits, this is a love story and thriller combined into one supernatural international hit, brand new to Paris!
Molly and Sam are the perfect couple, hopelessly in love in New York. But one evening, the unthinkable happens: Sam is killed before her very eyes. While Molly mourns his death, Sam's kindhearted spirtit lingers on, watching over the ones he loved. As a ghost, he is neither seen nor heard, unable to intervene in the world of the living, forever cursed in the role of observer. The ghost of Sam discovers that Molly is in grave danger; she is threatened by the very same responsible for his own murder, yet Sam remains helpless to save her. Through the help of the reluctant psychic Oda Mae, Sam tries to outplay the laws of the universe, putting himself in the way of destiny.
Ghost is a love story that knows no bounds, made famous by the 1990 film featuring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore and first adapted for the musical theatre stage in 2011 in London, before becoming a Broadway hit! After a huge success in Russia and Germany, Ghost the musical finally arrives in Paris, complete with its delightful soundtrack and surprising special effects.
Inspired by the English music hall style in 1919, it was originally named “Palace Theatre” in hopes to appeal to British soldiers during WWI. A few years later, it was renamed Théâtre Mogador after an old city in western Morocco and inaugurated by the then-future American president, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The theatre has been a venue dedicated to musical shows, gaining its fame with performances such as Sergei Diaghilev’s “Ballet Russes”, and operettas such as Mistinguett, one of France's most popular singers throughout the 1920s and 1930s. With its French charm, British playhouse architectural inspiration, and famous international shows, the Théâtre Mogador has been pleasing audiences for over a century.
Théâtre Mogador is right in the middle of the 9th arrondissement, where you can find also many bustling restaurants and bars, or explore the beautiful Parisian Passage des Panoramas.
The Théâtre Mogador is the place to see Broadway-esque renditions, and in the past has welcomed celebrated productions such as Cats, The Lion King, or Mamma Mia! The Théâtre Mogador is now a space that frequently welcomes classic Broadway shows with a French twist, perfect for a Parisian theatre night.
Handicap Accessible? Partially, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning? Yes
Where will I be seated and will I see the subtitles properly?
There are three categories available, each of which provides a comfortable view of the subtitles. The theatre is an English style auditorium, which means that all seats face the stage in a horseshoe shape, and Theatre in Paris guests are centrally placed to have an optimal view of the stage and subtitles.
How do I get to the theatre?
The theatre is accessible by the metro stations Trinité d’Estienne d’Orves (Line 12) or Chaussée d’Antin La Fayette (Line 7, 9). 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 below.
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 Chicago do not include a programme. A programme in French is available for purchase at the theatre.
Is it a show for travellers or French people?
Both! This French production of Ghost has many new aspects compared to the famous English musical, it’s the perfect choice for a French take on a famous musical in one of France’s most iconic venues.
Subtitles or “surtitles”?
Surtitles (also called supertitles) are the theatre equivalent of subtitles. That’s because in French “sur” means “above”. At the Théâtre Mogador, the text is projected on the sides of the auditorium, above the stage. Read more about surtitles here.
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.”