Free shows to see in Paris now and in the future

Published by La Rédac · Published on March 5th, 2024 at 07:01 p.m.
Fancy seeing a show, but don't necessarily have the means to afford it? Don't panic, in Paris, there are often shows (comedy, circus, dance, theater, young audience...) given away for free. Find out more about our best deals for free shows.

To treat yourself to a (good and beautiful) show sometimes requires breaking your piggy bank and, as we all know, especially in these times of high inflation, not everyone can afford it.

Fortunately, there are a number of free shows on offer in Paris, for those who can't afford it and for everyone else too. Whether financed by private patronage or public subsidy. But that doesn't mean we can't continue to support artistic creation.

Circus, dance, theater, comedy, shows for young audiences, music... No discipline escapes the rule of presenting shows free of charge, for whatever reason. And sometimes, it's as part of a festival.

In many cases, access to these shows is free of charge, but the number of seats is limited and tickets must be reserved inadvance.

Whether it's showcases presenting extracts from a show, full-length shows, creations in the making or open-air shows performed in the heart of thepublic space, there are always free shows to see in Paris.

Le Red Comedy : des soirées stand-up au 123 SebastopolLe Red Comedy : des soirées stand-up au 123 SebastopolLe Red Comedy : des soirées stand-up au 123 SebastopolLe Red Comedy : des soirées stand-up au 123 Sebastopol The Sebastopol Comedy Club: stand-up comedy in a Paris hotel
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Suivre les ondes : Lars Fredrikson en résonance avec Anastasia Ax et Christine ÖdlundSuivre les ondes : Lars Fredrikson en résonance avec Anastasia Ax et Christine ÖdlundSuivre les ondes : Lars Fredrikson en résonance avec Anastasia Ax et Christine ÖdlundSuivre les ondes : Lars Fredrikson en résonance avec Anastasia Ax et Christine Ödlund Following the waves: the art of Lars Fredrikson, Anastasia Ax and Christine Ödlund at the Swedish Institute
The Swedish Institute presents an exhibition and events featuring images, installations and sculptures by Lars Fredrikson, Anastasia Ax and Christine Ödlund. Poetry, readings, a concert, animated objects, movement... Experience the Suivre les ondes season, from March 8 to June 16, 2024! [Read more]

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Every year, the Mairie de Paris organizes Kiosques en fête, a program of free events in the gardens of Paris. For this special year, the kiosks are getting into the spirit of the Olympic Games, with a rich program of free events. With 40 kiosks offering music, shows, readings, DJ sets and more, from May to December, you're in for a treat! [Read more]

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The Parade(s) festival, which celebrates the street arts, returns to Nanterre from May 31 to June 2, 2024. On the program for this free event: circus, street theater, dance and artistic workshops for the whole family. [Read more]

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Les Jupes, by Reunionese choreographer Soraya Thomas, will be performed at the Palais Galliera, Musée de la mode, on Saturday June 1 at 8pm and midnight. [Read more]

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The Fête Médiévale de Dourdan, a not-to-be-missed event in southern Essonne, returns on June 1 and 2, 2024 for two days of entertainment on the theme of the Middle Ages. Embark on a two-day journey to the heart of the Middle Ages! [Read more]

Visitez gratuitement le chantier du Théâtre de la Ville à ParisVisitez gratuitement le chantier du Théâtre de la Ville à ParisVisitez gratuitement le chantier du Théâtre de la Ville à ParisVisitez gratuitement le chantier du Théâtre de la Ville à Paris Nuit Blanche 2024: enjoy a dance performance at the Théâtre de la Ville - Sarah Bernhardt
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For Nuit Blanche 2024, on June 1, discover the Nouveau Gare au Théâtre in Vitry-sur-Seine. Soak up contemporary art in this unique venue steeped in history. [Read more]

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Benjamin Millepied, renowned French dancer and choreographer, is taking over the capital with his Paris Dance Project, during which a dozen choreographers will stage performances in June 2024. [Read more]

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On Saturday, June 8, 2024, a family and cultural event is coming to Paris: it's the P'tit Festival, taking place in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, all day Saturday with completely free shows, from 10am to 6pm for children aged 0 to 3. [Read more]

Festival Escales d'Ailleurs au Château de Plaisir, le programme de spectacles et concerts gratuitsFestival Escales d'Ailleurs au Château de Plaisir, le programme de spectacles et concerts gratuitsFestival Escales d'Ailleurs au Château de Plaisir, le programme de spectacles et concerts gratuitsFestival Escales d'Ailleurs au Château de Plaisir, le programme de spectacles et concerts gratuits Escales d'Ailleurs Festival at Château de Plaisir, a program of free shows and concerts
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