Showtime in Paris

Come to the Cabaret (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris

Come to the Cabaret (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris - Credit: Archant

This February and March, 40 incredible concerts, cabarets, theatre, comedy and circus shows will be performed across some of the most prestigious venues in Paris. Find out what’s on.

Bel Canto (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris

Bel Canto (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris - Credit: Archant

Whether you want a romantic evening for two, a family outing, a good laugh, or a dinner with a difference, Showtime in Paris from 25 February to 10 March will have something for you. We take a look at some of the shows:

Caveau de la Huchette (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris

Caveau de la Huchette (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris - Credit: Archant

Opera Dinners

If you like your dinners with a side of aria, then a night at Bel Canto is for you. A quartet of singers will regale you with songs from the operas Carmen, Don Giovanni, Tosca, The Magic Flute and La Bohème as you enjoy an à la carte three-course menu.

Dates: 27 February to 10 March

Venue: Bel Canto Paris

Cesar Palace (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris

Cesar Palace (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris - Credit: Archant

Paddy Sherlock & the Swingin’ Lovers

The Swingin’ Lovers’ eclectic mix of original jazz songs cover themes like desire, love and having a good time with. With Paddy on trombone and vocals, and others on drums, guitar and saxophone; the band, a group of guys from America, France, Australia and Ireland are sure to take Paris by storm.

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Dates: 1 & 2 March

Venue: Caveau de la Huchette

Cirque Bormann Moreno (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris

Cirque Bormann Moreno (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris - Credit: Archant

Oh! César Cabaret

Come to the cabaret old chum, for an evening of humour and glamour! The master of ceremonies will lead you through this magical show with dancers, comedians, aerial acrobats, musicians and magicians.

Dates: 1, 2, 8, 9 March

Venue: Oh! César

Divan du Monde-Madame Arthur (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Pariss

Divan du Monde-Madame Arthur (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Pariss - Credit: Archant

Juracirque

Roll up, Roll up. The Bormann family are ready to delight you with their new circus show Juracirque. Forget lion taming, this show will see larger-than-life dinosaurs take to the floor, as well as jugglers, tightrope walkers and clowns.

Dates: 26 February to 10 March

Venue: Cirque Bormann Moreno

Madame Arthur Sings French Chanson

An off-the-wall burlesque show in which you’ll hear suburb renditions of some of the all time best French chansons. After which, there will be an opportunity to hit the dance floor until late into the night. You’ll also have a chance to test your knowledge with a name-that-tune quiz.

Dates: 28 February to 9 March

Venue: Divan du Monde

Moulin Rouge (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris

Moulin Rouge (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris - Credit: Archant

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New Morning (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris

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Paradis Latin (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris

Paradis Latin (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris - Credit: Archant

Féerie

The Féerie show sees the Moulin Rouge and its 60 artists presenting two hours of cabaret and music hall styles acts including a Cancan dance. Performers will be dressed in extravagant costumes shimmering with feathers, rhinestones and sequins and you can expect a warm and joyful unique experience.

Dates: 25 February to 9 March

Venue: Moulin Rouge

Radio France (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris

Radio France (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris - Credit: Archant

Resolution 88 + The Expansions

Jazz fans will love this double bill of English bands in one of the most legendary clubs in the capital. It is the second year in Paris for formidable funk jazz band Resolution 88, while The Expansions are making their very first appearance on the French scene.

Date: 29 February

Venue: New Morning

ReminiSens (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris

ReminiSens (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris - Credit: Archant

Paradis à la Folie

With tap dancing, circus acts, French songs and 35 dancers, this show is a fabulous blend of sensuality and fun. Expect musical comedy and lavish fanfare as well as a menu of high quality French food.

Date: 25 February to 10 March

Venue: Paradis Latin

Theatre Le Ranelagh (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris

Theatre Le Ranelagh (c) Michel Vespasien / Showtime in Paris - Credit: Archant

Shostakovich, Yuri Temirkanov

Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Shostakovich and the Tenth Symphony. Yuri Temirkanov will perform for one night only at the iconic Radio France establishment on the banks of the Seine, which is home to several French radio stations and studios and a public auditorium.

Date: 6 March

Venue: Radio France

Scandals at the Court Of The Sun King

Take a seat at ReminiSens and, over dinner, you’ll enjoy a journey through time, discovering the customs and culture of the Sun King’s court. In this theatrical show, Mathilde, a young girl who has just left her convent, arrives at Versailles to meet her brother Gregoire. She soon hears all the amusing and troubling stories of the court that she is now a part of. The show will be a lively experience in a typically baroque setting.

Dates: 26 February to 8 March

Venue: ReminiSens

Cyrano De Bergerac - with English subtitles

Want to take in some French theatre but worried you’ll be completely lost? Well, at the Théâtre Le Ranelagh you can see a performance of Cyrano de Bergerac in French, but with English subtitles projected above the stage so you won’t miss a thing. This is the story of one man’s quest to woo his true love – or the tragic tale of a master poet and sword-wielder who is brave in everything but love.

Date: 25 February

Venue: Théâtre Le Ranelagh

Visit www.showtimeinparis.com for more information about these shows as well as a full programme of events.