May 23 through Jun 18, 2013 Palais Garnier
8, Rue Scribe
May 24 8:30pm Olympia
28 Boulevard des Capucines
Dance Performance / Ballet
May 2 through Jun 3, 2013 Palais Garnier
8, Rue Scribe
May 29-30, 2013 Théâtre des Sources (Fontenay-aux-Roses, France)
8 Avenue Jeanne et Maurice Dolivet
Dance Competition / Party
Jun 1 4:00pm Grande Halle de la Villette
Jun 8 7:45pm Café De la Danse
5 Passage Louis Philippe
Concert / Dance Performance
Jun 9 3:00pm La Bellevilloise
21 Rue Boyer
Paris really does have it all: stunning architecture, amazing food, and some of the best performing arts in all of Europe. Paris performing arts cover the gamut from traditional opera and high-class symphonies to major musicals to bizarre underground variety shows.
It doesn’t matter what you’re into, this town probably has it on a stage somewhere. Get dolled up and check out the Opéra Garnier and Opéra Bastille – both of which are good spots to catch the ballet as well – then sneak in a few Greek tragedies at the Odéon Théâtre de L'Europe, which might have spoken word or crazy performance art on the docket as well.
Théâtre National de la Colline is also a great spot for underground works, while Théâtre Mogador is an easy choice for touring Broadway-caliber musicals. Stellar independent concert hall Le Bataclan is also a great spot to get in on dance performance, and the same can be said of the Casino de Paris, which brings a Las Vegas-style bit of showmanship to the City of Light.
For the lowdown on all the latest performing arts in Paris, the best bet is to pick up a copy of the entertainment guide Pariscope (which has an English language section) as well as the city’s official English tourism site en.parisinfo.com, or just browse the top picks for you right here on Party Earth.