Hello my name is (Le Prénom)
10 place Édouard VII, 75009 Paris
Capacity : 720 seats
1 hour and 40 minutes
Recommended for ages 12 and up
French with English subtitles
They say you should never reveal a baby's name before it's born, and boy should Vincent have followed this advice! When innocently asked if he chosen a name for his unborn son at a family dinner party, his response sends the group plunging into chaos! Hilarity ensues as old grudges are once again unearthed, a can't miss comedy with a star-studded cast!
Expecting father Vincent is dining with family and an old friend. While awaiting his perpetually-late wife, he announces their intended name for their first child, and that's when the evening takes a turn for the worse. Vincent quickly discovers the difference a simple name can make! As the dinner turns to chaos, old resentments are dug up and nicknames and namecalling become the name of the game. The French art of clever arguments sheds light on different perspectives and taboos that a simple name can hold, a comedy sure to leave audiences both chickling and thinking...
Since first appearing on the stage of the Théâtre Edouard VII in 2010, this celebrated play was adapted to the big screen in a 2012 hit film. In 2018, the award-winning play finally returns to its original stage, the home of Parisian comedy. A homecoming you can't miss, prepare for this star-studded cast to leave you laughing in your seats!
This was a wonderful experience. The show was funny and the subtitles made it easy for this predominately English-speaking American to see a French play. What a great idea!
Subtitles made a huge difference
This was a wonderful experience. I have always loved the theatre it but was never able to enjoy it in France because of the language. Now I look forward to attending many shows, having the subtitles made a huge difference and the play was immensely ent
Théâtre Édouard VII
The Théâtre Edouard VII is truly a monument to celebrate French and English cooperation and culture. Fascinated by Paris and what it had to offer, the English King Edward VII decided to contribute to Parisian life by opening a performance hall in the early 20th century to highlight both English and French productions. Unlike most playhouses, the venue first opened as a cinema and was shortly after converted into a theatre. The best part about this venue is its amazing location just steps from the Opéra Garnier, hidden in plain sight in a small pedestrian courtyard. You'll even find a statue of King Edouard VII himself right outside the theatre's restaurant terrace.
Throughout the 20th century, many well-known figures in the French theatre world have been in-house directors, and some celebrated French plays once premiered at this location in the heart of the Paris theatre district. Even some famous French actors once performed on this stage and took part in Théâtre Edouard VII's beloved productions, including Gerard Depardieu! Today, under the direction of Bernard Murat, it continues to be an incredibly diverse theatre, that achieves a perfect balance of classical plays and new writing.
Writer, actor and director Sacha Guitry is the true emblematic figure of this theatre. The walls of the lobby and restaurant are lined with images of of the famous figures that have been a part of the venue's history, many of whose ghosts are said to haunt the theatre's halls, including Orson Welles!
Handicap Accessible? Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning? No
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, 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 Théâtre Édouard VII is accessible by lines 3, 7, 8 , 12 or 14, and the nearest metro stations are Opéra and Madeleine. 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?
An exclusive programme in English for Hello my name is... is provided free of charge for Theatre in Paris guests. It is a perfect souvenir, with insider information on the play, the show, and the venue.
It says this show is recommended for 12 years old and up. What does that mean?
While the comedies performed at the Théâtre Édouard VII are of course for everyone, Hello my name is... takes a realistic approach and touches on life topics best appreciated by a more adult audience, kids at heart also welcome!
How long does the show last?
The show lasts one hour and forty minutes with no intermission.
Is it a show for travellers or French people?
Both! The Théâtre Édouard VII is one of the most crowded private theatres in the city. A lot of VIPs come here to see prestigious Parisian plays. As a traveller, you get the chance to be one of those VIPs with the help of our English subtitles.
Can I eat in the neighbourhood before or after the show?
Yes you can. The theatre's very own restaurant is a dazzling hotspot before and after the performances. With its beautiful terrace on a pedestrian square, it will be the perfect add-on to your romantic theatre evening. You might even bump into one of the actors or the director after the show! To book a table call +33 1 40 07 00 77.
Subtitles or “surtitles?”
Surtitles (also called supertitles) are the theatre equivalent of subtitles. That’s because in French “sur” means “above.” At the Théâtre Édouard VII, the text is projected 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.”