Paris is known for its sophisticated nightlife, so it is no wonder that the city is also an excellent locale for theater enthusiasts.
With live performances ranging from classical theater to lavish musicals to comedy to internationally-known dance acts, the theaters of Paris promise an evening of exciting entertainment.
The Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, with a history dating back to 1782, is one of France’s national theaters. Current shows are primarily a melange of classical and contemporary drama.
Located in the fourth arrondissement, the Théatre de la Ville is also known as the Théatre Sarah Bernhardt. This venue is a popular spot for contemporary dance performances.
The Art Deco Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in the VIII arrondissement often hosts orchestra, opera, dance, and chamber music events. The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées shares the same building with the smaller Studio des Champs-Élysées and the Comédie des Champs-Élysées theatre.
With seating for 300 people, the Théâtre du Splendid in the 10th Arrondissement is a popular venue for comedy and theatrical productions.
Le Point Virgule, on rue Ste-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie in Marais, offers daily comedy shows and hosts an annual comedy festival each fall.
Located in the 9th Arrondissement, the Comédie Caumartin seats almost 400 and offers one man shows, theatrical productions and children’s events.
The Théâtre du Châtelet, operated by the City of Paris, seats 2,500 guests and hosts primarily ballet, orchestra and opera performances.