I Love Piaf, The Musical
14 rue de Trévise, 75009 Paris
Capacity : 270 seats
1 hour 20 minutes
Suitable for ages 10 and up
In French with English subtitles
Giving you a small, yet enchanting, glimpse of France’s most renowned icon, I Love Piaf tells the story of the woman behind the world famous “La Vie en Rose”. This performance truly captures “la môme Piaf” and will leave you humming Piaf’s timeless classics for days after!
I Love Piaf, performed in theatres all over Paris, is a musical about France’s most famous international superstar, Edith Piaf.
This intimate musical tells the short, yet intense life story of a woman with a girlish spirit. Piaf’s career began in the heart of Paris, in the outrageous cabarets of Pigalle, where she performed for mobsters and gangsters. Her fame then skyrocketed from Belleville to the Champs-Elysées and she eventually made history in the grandest music halls in the world.
From Shanghai to New York, Moscow to London, and even Montreal to Berlin, people of all ages and nationalities can sing along to the timeless classics, La Vie En Rose, L’Hymne à l’Amour, Milord, and Je Ne Regrette Rien.
The great show you can't miss! My daughter and I adored the play, all 3 actors are true professionals, thank you for an incredible time!
A Piaf discovery
A wonderful way to discover Piaf - This hommage from Mr Jacques Pessis is very moving, in discovering different passages of her life, you learn all about Piaf. I was joined by my 2 RUssian friends who were overjoyed because they adore Edith Piaf. We ha
A wonderful show that transported me to the past. The stageplay was very comical and the actors were superb, I recommend 100%, thank you to the whole team!
Tucked into a late 19th century building, this cosy and unpretentious playhouse has been classified as a historical monument since 1994. Believe it or not, the Théâtre Trévise has been sharing a building with the French office of the YMCA since its creation. It’s here, in the same YMCA gymnasium, that the first European basketball match was played in 1893! This event took place only one year after the first basketball match ever was played in the US, and they had to bring all the equipment from America in order to recreate a perfect copy of the original court right here in Paris. There is a court in the basement of the building to this day.
As far as the theatre venue is concerned, the Trévise takes pride in making us laugh. Although well-known French comedians made their names there – for example Jamel Debbouze, who is one of the most prominent French humorists - the stage of the Théâtre Trévise remains open to young talent of all forms, helping Paris to discover new talent. The theatre’s programme is not exclusively geared towards comedy. It often seeks to surprise us, providing a platform for new and experimental pieces as well as a commitment to musical numbers. Just steps away from the bustling Grands Boulevards district, the Théâtre Trévise is the perfect neighborhood venue to experience Paris like a local.
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 is one general seating category available which ensures a comfortable view of the subtitles. Theatre in Paris guests are centrally placed generally on the balcony in this intimate theatre to ensure an optimal view of the stage and subtitles.
How do I get to the theatre?
The theatre is accessible by lines 7, 8, & 9, and the easiest metro stations are Cadet (Line 7) or Grands Boulevards (Lines 8 & 9).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 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 I Love Piaf 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 troupe.
How long does the show last?
The show lasts one hour and twenty minutes with no intermission.
Is it a show for travellers or French people?
Thanks to our subtitles, both! This production of I Love Piaf has been performed in French for years in Paris and on tour across Europe, enjoying endless success. With the English subtitles, forget about the language barrier and enjoy an amazing French night out.
Subtitles or surtitles?
Surtitles (also called supertitles) are the theatre equivalent of subtitles. That’s because in French “sur” means “above”. At the Théâtre Trévise, 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.”