Classical plays to see now in Paris and the Ile-de-France region

Published by Philippine de Sortiraparis · Published on June 19th, 2024 at 11:53 a.m.
Numerous classical plays are presented in Parisian and Île-de-France theaters. An essential theatrical genre for lovers of culture and history!

Classical plays continue to captivate theater lovers in the Paris region. With stagings that respect tradition while adding a modern touch, these shows offer a timeless plunge into the great works of literature. Here's why you should definitely attend these classic performances.

Classicalplays allow us to relive the iconic works that have marked the history of literature and theater. From Greek tragedies to Renaissance comedies, every performance is a lesson in history and art. Attending a classical play in Paris, or its neighbouring départements, is an excellent way to relax while enriching your general culture. It's an ideal way to disconnect from everyday life and travel back in time through timeless stories.

Theaters in Paris and theIle-de-France region are renowned for their high-quality productions. Sumptuous sets, period costumes and outstanding acting performances make every show unforgettable. Whether you're a connoisseur or a neophyte, classic plays are accessible to all. Many theaters offer sessions tailored to young audiences, families and schoolchildren, making classical theater lively and relevant for all generations.

Classical theater in the French capital and Île-de-France is an invitation to rediscover the masterpieces of the past in a unique setting. Each show is an opportunity to immerse yourself in stories that have spanned the centuries and continue to resonate today.

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Cinema, theater, bar or restaurant... they're all at Le Lucernaire! If you're in the mood for something a little out of the ordinary, head for the 6th arrondissement of Paris, where art meets art in all its forms. [Read more]

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Edmond, Alexis Michalik's third play, premiered at the Théâtre du Palais Royal in 2016, is still running at the Théâtre du Ier Arrondissement. After more than 5 Molières awards, the play returns from October 11 to December 22, 2024. [Read more]

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L'Avare, one of Molière's best-known comedies, returns to the Comédie-Française for its third consecutive season. The play, directed by Lilo Baur, is a re-visited classic, set in the aftermath of the Second World War. [Read more]

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