Oh Oh Circus Duo
Place d'Italie Centre Commercial Italie Deux, 75013 Paris
Capacity : 900 seats
1 hour and 10 minutes
Suitable for all ages
What do you get when you combine two dynamique clowns, gravity-defying acrobatics, miming à la française, all to an upbeat tune? Oh Oh features two ever-contrasting characters in an intimate circus like you've never seen before!
This mystical musical duo explores the clownlike attributes in each and every one of us, and brings us on a journey of laughs and tunes along the way! With a personal style very much their own, words are replaced by music and movements, acrobatics and miming.
The performing pair joined forces while on tour in Africa, and have been creating original hit shows ever since. Oh Oh Circus Duo completely redefines what you think of a clown, and shows that there just may be a bit of a clown in everyone. After international prize winning performances, the comedic pair are returning to Paris this holiday season to bring a modern take on clownmanship in one of Paris' most contemporary venues.
Oh Oh left us dumbstruck
Comedians, clowns, acrobatics - a great big dose of happiness
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
It says this show has no subtitles. Is it still accessible to English speakers?
Oh Oh Circus Duo is a circus and acrobatics show, which communicates through movement and gestures rather than with words, all to the tune of music! 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 of all ages from all over the world, no matter their language, can enjoy Oh Oh Circus Duo.
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 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 Oh Oh Circus Duo do not include a programme.
It says this show is ‘perfect for the whole family’. Does that mean it’s for kids?
This duo of clowns is suitable for audiences of all ages, but is by no means just for children. People from 3 years old to 93 years old will thoroughly enjoy the miming and acrobatic prowess of the actors.
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! The comical duo are French performers who have toured across the globe. While the majority of the audience is Parisians, 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.”