The Théâtre des Variétés, located on boulevard Montmartre, opened in 1807, and 158 years later, it earned National Heritage status by becoming a monument historique.
The site is strikingly beautiful with a red velvet interior, Corinthian pillars, opulent chandeliers, 300 plush velvet seats and a dramatic balcony. A variety of plays are shown here, ranging from French classics such as Molière’s plays to contemporary favorites like Aladdin and Zorro. Esteemed French director Jean-Manuel Bajen has been the theater's director since 2005. In addition to shows, Théâtre des Variétés also offers classes and workshops to those looking to improve their acting skills.
To access the theatre via metro, disembark at either Grands Boulevards or Richelieu-Drouot. Parking is available at Bourse or Drouot parking centers, and the theater provides access for handicapped individuals.