The Tower of Monsieur Eiffel (La tour de 300 mètres)
14 rue de Trévise, 75009 Paris
Capacity : 270 seats
1 hour and 40 minutes
Suitable for all ages
In French with English subtitles
A brand new musical centered around the creation of the Eiffel tower. Catchy and fun, the play introduces a gallery of lively characters including Gustave Eiffel himself, his daughter Claire, Maupassant, Ferdinand, and Lesseps. Discover the untold story of France's beloved 300 meter tower.
Did you know? The Eiffel Tower is celebrating 130 year birthday in 2019!
Paris 1884 : the government has just announced that the next World's Fair will take place in Paris in 5 years' time. In just 5 years, a slew of familiar characters will work hard to construct what has become the world's most famous iron tower. The Tower of Monsieur Eiffel will immerse you in the heart of the Belle Epoque period to tell the incredible story.
Well-known characters far and wide will cross paths during this incredible architectural feat, as the clock races to finish construction before the start of the World's Fair. A true exclamation of love for the Eiffel Tower and the city of Paris itself, this brand new original musical is a must see!
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 category available which ensures a comfortable view of the subtitles. Theatre in Paris guests are centrally placed in the balcony to ensure an optimal view of the stage and subtitles.
How do I get to the theatre?
The theatre is accessible by line 7, 8, and 9 and the easiest metro stations are Cadet (Line 7) or Grand 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 The Tower of Monsieur Eiffel 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 forty minutes with no intermission.
Is the show for travellers of French people?
Thanks to our subtitles, both! This production of The Tower of Monsieur Eiffel is a brand new original show to hit the Parisian theatre scene. 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.”