Ascension weekend: 10 plays to see in Paris over the long weekend

Published by La Rédac · Published on April 5th, 2024 at 05:21 p.m.
Take advantage of Ascension weekend, May 8 to 12, 2024, to explore the most captivating plays in Paris.

Ascension weekend is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the Parisian cultural universe. With Ascension Thursday this year ( 2024) falling the day after the May 8 holiday, and therefore not 4 but 5 days off, the entertainment possibilities are endless, but it's the theater that shines brightest, offering a variety of plays not to be missed. This guide is your passport to an exceptional theatrical escapade in the capital.

During this long weekend, Parisian theaters unveil special programs, reflecting the diversity and richness of the theatrical scene. From timeless classics to innovative contemporary creations, each show is a promise of escape, laughter and emotion.

Spring weather is ideal for strolling the streets of Paris before heading off to one of the city's many theaters. The mild May evenings invite you to extend the experience, whether with a moonlit stroll or a drink on a terrace, discussing the shows you've seen.

The plays selected for Ascension are chosen for their ability to captivate and move, ensuring that every outing is a memorable one. Taking advantage of these holidays to discover the incredible talent of the actors, directors and playwrights who bring the Parisian stage to life is an opportunity not to be missed.

To make the most of this cultural weekend, plan your itinerary in advance. Seats are in high demand during this period, so it's wise to book your tickets well in advance of your arrival. That way, you can be sure of a front-row seat for the season's best theatrical productions.

The Ascension weekend is an invitation to immerse yourself in the cultural abundance of Paris. The theaters, with their varied and often audacious offerings, offer a spectacular panorama of human creativity. It's a time when the City of Light shines even brighter, revealing its unfailing passion for the arts.

10 plays to see in Paris during Ascension Day:

La comédie Berlin Berlin aux 2 Molières toujours à l'affiche du théâtre Fontaine en 2023La comédie Berlin Berlin aux 2 Molières toujours à l'affiche du théâtre Fontaine en 2023La comédie Berlin Berlin aux 2 Molières toujours à l'affiche du théâtre Fontaine en 2023La comédie Berlin Berlin aux 2 Molières toujours à l'affiche du théâtre Fontaine en 2023 Berlin Berlin, the award-winning comedy at the Théâtre Fontaine then extended at the Théatre des Nouveautés
Berlin Berlin, a critically acclaimed and Molière award-winning comedy, runs at the Théatre Fontaine until April 28, 2024, and will then be extended at the Théâtre des nouveautés from May 14 to July 7, 2024. Written by Patrick Haudecœur and Gérald Sibleyras, it takes place in Berlin during the Cold War and the existence of the Berlin Wall. [Read more]

Big Mother, la pièce de Mélody Mourey aux 5 nominations aux Molières aux Béliers Parisiens Big Mother, la pièce de Mélody Mourey aux 5 nominations aux Molières aux Béliers Parisiens Big Mother, la pièce de Mélody Mourey aux 5 nominations aux Molières aux Béliers Parisiens Big Mother, la pièce de Mélody Mourey aux 5 nominations aux Molières aux Béliers Parisiens "Big Mother": a journalistic thriller at the heart of current affairs at Théâtre des Béliers Parisiens
Attend "Big Mother", a captivating play at the Théâtre des Béliers Parisiens until May 31, 2024. [Read more]

Edmond d'Alexis Michalik au théâtre du Palais Royal Edmond d'Alexis Michalik au théâtre du Palais Royal Edmond d'Alexis Michalik au théâtre du Palais Royal Edmond d'Alexis Michalik au théâtre du Palais Royal Alexis Michalik's "Edmond", the play that won 5 Molières, returns to the Théâtre du Palais Royal
"Edmond", Alexis Michalik's third play, premiered at the Théâtre du Palais Royal in 2016, is still running at the theater in the 1st arrondissement. After more than 5 Molières awards, the play continues to play in 2024, until June 15. [Read more]

Cercle des poètes disparusCercle des poètes disparusCercle des poètes disparusCercle des poètes disparus Le Cercle des Poètes Disparus, nominated 6 times at the Molières, continues at Théâtre Antoine
Adapted for the first time for the stage in France, the cult American film written by Tom Schulman is brought back to life on the Théâtre Antoine stage, with Stéphane Freiss in the lead role of Professor John Keating. A victim of its own success, the play has been extended until May 26, 2024. [Read more]

Je m'appelle Erik Satie comme tout le monde au Théâtre de la ContrescarpeJe m'appelle Erik Satie comme tout le monde au Théâtre de la ContrescarpeJe m'appelle Erik Satie comme tout le monde au Théâtre de la ContrescarpeJe m'appelle Erik Satie comme tout le monde au Théâtre de la Contrescarpe Je m'appelle Erik Satie comme tout le monde revives at Théâtre de la Contrescarpe
A moving, musical biopic of Erik Satie's life, 'Je m'appelle Erik Satie comme tout le monde' plays at the Théâtre de la Contrescarpe from May 1 for 30 exceptional dates. [Read more]

Un Tramway nommé Désir : la pièce de Tennessee Williams en scène aux Bouffes Parisiens en 2024Un Tramway nommé Désir : la pièce de Tennessee Williams en scène aux Bouffes Parisiens en 2024Un Tramway nommé Désir : la pièce de Tennessee Williams en scène aux Bouffes Parisiens en 2024Un Tramway nommé Désir : la pièce de Tennessee Williams en scène aux Bouffes Parisiens en 2024 A Streetcar Named Desire: the play adapted from the novel by Tennessee Williams at the Bouffes Parisiens
Tennessee Williams' memorable Un Tramway nommé Désir is adapted at Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, from January 31 to May 25, 2024. [Read more]

La blessure et la soif, le seule en scène de Fanny Ardant au Théâtre Marigny La blessure et la soif, le seule en scène de Fanny Ardant au Théâtre Marigny La blessure et la soif, le seule en scène de Fanny Ardant au Théâtre Marigny La blessure et la soif, le seule en scène de Fanny Ardant au Théâtre Marigny La blessure et la soif, Fanny Ardant's one-woman show at Théâtre Marigny
La blessure et la soif heralds Fanny Ardant's return to the stage, after four years devoted mainly to film. The play is an adaptation of Laurence Plazenet's deeply moving novel. [Read more]

On a testé Pink Flamingo : des pizzas aux saveurs originales dans le MaraisOn a testé Pink Flamingo : des pizzas aux saveurs originales dans le MaraisOn a testé Pink Flamingo : des pizzas aux saveurs originales dans le MaraisOn a testé Pink Flamingo : des pizzas aux saveurs originales dans le Marais Pink Flamingo, pizzas in the Marais
At Pink Flamingo in the Marais, we discover pizzas that bet on originality. [Read more]

Petits Silences Gênés : le retour de la comédie au Théâtre Darius Milhaud à ParisPetits Silences Gênés : le retour de la comédie au Théâtre Darius Milhaud à ParisPetits Silences Gênés : le retour de la comédie au Théâtre Darius Milhaud à ParisPetits Silences Gênés : le retour de la comédie au Théâtre Darius Milhaud à Paris Petits Silences Gênés, the comedy arrives at the Théâtre du petit Gymnase from May 10.
Petits Silences Gênés runs at the Théâtre du Petit Gymnase from May 10 to June 29, 2024, every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. [Read more]

La Claque à la Gaîté Montparnasse, la pièce de Fre Radix sur l'histoire de la claque au théâtreLa Claque à la Gaîté Montparnasse, la pièce de Fre Radix sur l'histoire de la claque au théâtreLa Claque à la Gaîté Montparnasse, la pièce de Fre Radix sur l'histoire de la claque au théâtreLa Claque à la Gaîté Montparnasse, la pièce de Fre Radix sur l'histoire de la claque au théâtre Fred Radix's La Claque at La Gaîté Montparnasse, the story of the extended theater claque
In the new year, Fred Radix is once again presenting his show "La Claque", an interactive play in which he has chosen to revisit the history of the claque (applause) in theater. The show runs at the Gaîté Montparnasse until June 25, 2024, then returns to the theater from September 15 to January 28, 2025. [Read more]

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From May 8th, 2024 to May 12th, 2024

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