Classical Theatre Pieces in Paris


Enjoy an incredible roster of classic plays that are set to grace the stage of Paris'  this year. If you're not a French-speaker, have no fear – many of these timeless productions feature state-of-the-art surtitling options to ensure that French and English-speakers alike can enjoy these classics from start to finish!


The Medici Legacy (The Story of Mona Lisa)

(Playing from July 11th to September 3rd)

Bringing to life one of the world’s most iconic masterpieces, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, The Medici Legacy (The Story of Mona Lisa) offers an impeccable live performance that will enlighten, entertain, and captivate your senses. The story behind Mona Lisa is explored, unveiling the secrets, controversies, and mysteries behind one of the most famous paintings in the world. Whether you are fascinated by art, culture, or simply seeking to immerse yourself further into European history, this is your chance to journey into the enigmatic allure and intrigue that has surrounded her for centuries at Théâtre Lepic until September 3rd, 2023.


Rameau’s Nephew

(Playing from September 9th to January 14th)

In the mood for some irony and humour? Join us for a philosophical dialogue written by Denis Diderot, that satirizes the society of his time. Rameau’s Nephew, a dialogue between the narrator, representing Diderot and his nephew, showcases wit, cleverness, and smart comebacks. Explore themes of truth, human nature, society, self-love, and art that will intrigue you to the point of questioning your established values and beliefs. Experience this thought-provoking performance at the Théâtre Le Ranelagh, a historical monument standing for over 120 years. Don’t miss out on the exploration of humanity and social conventions in this show, playing until January 14th, 2023


The Bald Soprano (La cantatrice chauve)

(Playing all year round!)

A record-breaking play, written by Eugène Ionesco, The Bald Soprano portrays the absurdities of 1950s society. Since its release, this cultural touchstone has captivated 2.5 million spectators with its unique blend of troubling and hilarious commentary on everyday life. Originally an avant-garde play, it follows the story of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, who encounter peculiar coincidences and incomprehensible incongruities when their friends, the Martins, visit them. Step into a world of enigma and reflect on the absurdities of life at the Théâtre de la Huchette. For a limited time, non-French speakers can also enjoy the wit and humour of the performance with English surtitles.


The Lesson (La leçon)

(Playing all year round!)

The world’s longest continually-performing show with a hilariously troubling commentary, The Lesson, written by Eugène Ionesco! The story starts when a young student arrives at her tutor’s place for a private lesson. Eventually, when imposing his authority, the Professor’s teaching methods become a little too dictatorial and oppressive for the young student. This play explores themes of dominance, manipulation, and the warnings of unchecked power. A thought-provoking play that has captivated audiences for over 60 years, offers a reflection on the human condition, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism. Grab your tickets and meet us at the Théâtre de la Huchette for a must-see cultural experience!


TWO SHOWS IN ONE NIGHT: The Ionesco Package

(Playing all year round!)

Experience the ultimate theatre package, featuring the two forementioned plays by Eugène Ionesco: The Bald Soprano and The Lesson. Delve into Ionesco's unique style and explore themes of communication, identity, society, and absolute absurdity. Enjoy both of these remarkable plays that have played continuously for over 60 years in one evening at Théâtre de la Huchette! Above all, an evening that promises satire and absurdity in its truest form.


But wait – there's more! Consult our full list of classics on offer on our dedicated website, or see our Triplancar account for an even wider selection of shows and genres. Short on time? Save our event to your Triplancar account to check us out later!


Ticket prices start from as low as €20/pp depending on the event and ticket type. Consult our website for more information.


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    au Mardi 01 Janvier 2030 - 11h00


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