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PARIS MARAIS Theatres & cinemas

Le Marais is famous for its numerous “café theatres.” Basically, a café theatre is neither one or the other, but generally a small place with about 100 seats and a small stage where you can enjoy a play for a cheap price. Many famous actors have started their careers on these stages. They are fun, you don’t need to book in advance, and can enjoy many humorous shows-- if you can at least speak some basic French. Le Marais is such a small district and space so rare and expensive, you won’t find big theatres and cinemas here. You should at least try to experience these unique little stages. Who knows, you may meet actors today who will be the super stars in the next years. Then you’ll be able to say, “I was there at the beginning!”

Buy the weekly paper Pariscope to find out what’s going on in each theatre day by day. It will list them all.

Theatre du Chatelet
Théâtre du Châtelet

2, rue Edouard Colonne
75001 Paris

Tel : 01 40 28 28 28

Metro : Châtelet
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Considered the third opera of Paris for its beauty and creativity, Chatelet produces all of its own shows and offers an inventive, eclectic programming which includes operas, operettas, musicals, dance and multimedia performances. It is even able to satisfy a wide international audience. From costumes to decorations, orchestration to composition, each step is carefully staged by the theatre’s staff. You will discover masterpieces of the Great American Songbook such as "Sunday in the Park with George" by Stephen Sondheim and other Broadway hits. The Theatre du Chatelet is not only the mecca of musical Paris, it also offers very specialised lyrical programming by highlighting unjustly neglected works as well as those of great young composers such as Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac or contemporary dance with Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project.
Chatelet, which opened in August 1862, celebrated its 150th anniversary of artistic creation in 2012.


Théâtre Molière – specializing in poetry
157 rue St Martin - passage Molière 75003 Paris
01 44 54 53 00

Théâtre Dejazet - a place for musicals
41 bd Temple 75003 Paris
01 48 87 52 55
still the same since 1760, the only survivor on this boulevard

Théâtre de la Ville
2 place du Châtelet 75004 Paris
01 42 74 22 77
the City theatre for contemporary plays and dance shows

Cirque d’Hiver
Rue Amelot 75011 Paris
at the border of Le Marais, this exceptional and permanent circus is unique and presents the best circus shows, all year!


Winter Circus on boulevard Beaumarchais

Enjoy always surprising shows from Bouglione Circus
Surprising shows from Bouglione Circus Winter Circus on boulevard Beaumarchais



Théâtre du Marais
37 rue Volta 75003 Paris
01 44 78 98 10

Ange Magnétic Théatre
15 rue Charlot 75003 Paris
01 48 87 11 10
a nice little local theatre, also an acting school - some classes in English!

Caveau de la République – French humour
23 pl République 75003 Paris
01 42 78 44 45

Comédie République
1 bd St Martin 75003 Paris
01 40 29 03 02

Le Petit Casino
17 rue Chapon 75003 Paris
01 42 78 36 50


Most cafés-theatres are located around
Pompidou Center, the Modern Art Museum

Le Café de la Gare

Café de la Gare
41 rue du Temple 75004 Paris
01 42 78 52 51

Le Double Fond
1 place Marché Ste Catherine 75004 Paris
01 42 71 40 20

Espace Marais
22 rue Beautreillis 75004 Paris
01 48 04 91 55

Cercle Lyrique International
56 rue de l’ Hôtel de Ville 75004 Paris
01 42 78 09 12

Theatre Essaïon
85 rue de la Verrerie 75004 Paris
01 42 78 46 42

Le Point Virgule – stand up comedy acts
7 rue Ste Croix la Bretonnerie 75004 Paris
01 42 78 67 03
a different show every hour from 8 pm to midnight, with performances by some of France’s top comics

Théâtre de l'Ile Saint Louis
39 quai d’Anjou 75004 Paris
01 46 33 48 65

Théâtre du Renard
12 rue du Renard 75004 Paris
01 42 78 15 39

Les Blancs Manteaux
15 rue Blancs Manteaux 75004 Paris
01 48 87 15 84
one of the most famous small theatres

Théâtre du Marais
37, rue Volta 75003 Paris
01 45 44 88 42

La Gaîté Lyrique
3bis, rue Papin 75003 Paris
01 53 01 52 00


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Cinéfil Cinéma Latina – films in original version, Spanish or English
20 rue du Temple 75004 Paris
08 92 68 07 51

Cinéma MK2 Beaubourg – 4 screens, just next to Pompidou center
50 rue Rambuteau 75003 Paris
08 92 69 84 84

Outside le Marais but within walking distance:

Forum des images - Centre Audiovisuel de Paris
a library for the world cinema, 6500 films to view on video screens
porte St Eustache 75001 Paris
01 44 76 62 00

Cinéma UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles
Forum des Halles Niv. 4
7 Place de la Rotonde 75001 Paris
over 20 screens, the largest choice in original versions, many in English

Cinéma Grand Rex – gigantic screen and magnificent décor from the 1930’s
1 bd Poissonnière 75002 Paris

Gaumont Opéra Premier
32 rue Louis Le Grand 75002 Paris
01 43 12 91 40
another great option with a big screen, near the Opera House


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