Pierric, Man Framed on White

homme encadré sur fond blanc
mime in black paris
Théâtre Tristan Bernard

Show ended

No dialogue


Théâtre Tristan Bernard
64 rue du Rocher, 75008 Paris
Capacity 398 seats


1 hour and 20 minutes

No intermission


Humour & mime

Recommended for all ages

No dialogue

Highlights: Pierric, Man Framed on White

A man, a hat, a mysterious cube and two doors that refuse to open. These are the elements that will develop and change throughout this show mixing magic and visual humor! Nominated Magic World Champion in 2015, Pierric Tenthorey takes audiences on a journey with fineness and poetry in the world of Jacques Tati and Buster Keaton while using comical effects of Tex Avery. A treat for the whole family!

Story: Pierric, Man Framed on White

After touring across Europe and astounding audiences everywhere, Pierric arrives on the Parisian stage with his very own creation, a one-man-show like you've never seen before. At the crux of miming and magic, this uniquely hilarious performance will leave you wanting more of the talented artist's charm.




I didn't really know what to expect and I was swept away by Pierric's performance. I think the whole audience felt the same way, I kept hearing the delighted "ooh!" and "ahh!" I strongly recommend, and come with the whole family!



If you like visual humour, Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton, this show is for you! My 9 year old son laughed from the beginning to the end, he didn't want it to stop and us parents had a great time too!


Théâtre Tristan Bernard

64 rue du Rocher, 75008 Paris

Théâtre Tristan Bernard

The Théâtre Tristan Bernard was first opened in 1911 by an association caring for young girls to hold educational shows. By 1919, the venue, then named after the Belgian king Albert I, opened to the public. In 1930s French playwright Tristan Bernard took over the direction of the playhouse, slowly establishing the venue's reputation among the many emerging theatres across Paris at the time. Under new management, the show programme took a brief hiatus featuring primarily suspenseful crime and detective dramas, before finding its true humouristic rhythm. 


In the 1970s, the name was officially changed in honor of Tristan Bernard. Since the 1980s, the Théâtre Tristan Bernard has focused on modern comedies often containing harsh social critiques, a cocktail of literary and humouristic elements thriving in each and every performance. Since 1991, the venue has been registered as an official historical monument of Paris. With its hidden-in-plain-sight exterior and charmingly ornate interior, the Théâtre Tristan Bernard has become a Parisian entertainment staple. What a better way to experience a local side of Paris than a night of entertainment in a legendary intimate venue with the Parisians?

Fast facts
Capacity: 398
Handicap Accessible: Unfortunately, no
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes


It says this show has no subtitles. Is it still accessible to English speakers?

Man framed on white is a miming show, which communicates 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!

How do I get to the theatre?

The theatre is accessible by the metro stations Villiers (Lines 2 & 3) and Saint Lazare (Lines 3, 12, 13, 14). 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 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.

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?

Both! After touring across Europe, this delightful performer is eager to cater to both Parisians as well as international audiences, 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.”