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Essaion Theatre

#83 of 2 254 things to do in Paris
Open Now: 18:00 - 22:00
Open today: 18:00 - 22:00
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Intimate theatre brimming with personality

The theatre is easily found at the end of a short alleyway just off of Le Centre Pompidou. After... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Aaron P
Greenville, Indiana
Nice petit theatre

I had gone here to see a play. The theater is small but very nice. It was a good experience. It is... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
Mumbai, India
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1 Feb 2017
“Intimate theatre brimming with personality”
8 Jun 2016
“Nice petit theatre”
A central location, in the heart of the Paris Marais, Essaion Theatre faces the Pompidou Centre.The closest metro stations are Chatelet-Les Halles, Hotel de Ville and Rambuteau.
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6 rue Pierre au Lard, 75004 Paris, France
Les Halles
+33 1 42 78 46 42
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The theatre is easily found at the end of a short alleyway just off of Le Centre Pompidou. After entering the front door and descending a set of stairs, you find the all-stone lobby. The theatre itself is very intimate: maybe 40 seats? All stone...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

I had gone here to see a play. The theater is small but very nice. It was a good experience. It is very close to pompidou museum.

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

we booked online for Hymne A Piaf , it was a great evening, we are not big fans of Piaf, but the show, with the theatrical story of her life, in ENGLISH, made it a great choice for night out. Too bad Caroline Nin, mentioned...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We bought tickets online for the Hymne A Piaf show and found out upon arrival that it had been canceled. The lady checking tickets only spoke French, but with the help of another show goer we were able to get our ticket purchase price refunded...More

1  Thank WaynemegSC
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Not only great renditions of Piaf songs, but dramatic vignettes of key periods in Edith Piafs life from age 5 till her death at only 47. Caroline Nin does a great performance and brought it all to life.

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

My wife, two adult children and myself attended this show on Friday July 29, 2015. What a facility and a great evening. It was very special to be in such an intimate enviroment. The theatre is slightly musty and damp which detracted slightly from my...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

We attended a performance by Caroline Nin honoring Edith Piaf. It was wonderful. Songs in French, narration in English. The theater is tucked away on a street near Hotel de Ville. The venue would seat maybe 60. Intimate, lined in stone. Staff was friendly. Restroom...More

Thank Lake A
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Caroline Nin and her team are a first rate act that should not be missed! I saw the show twice this summer and look forward to going again with other friends in December. Our teenage daughter and her friend loved it as well. Its a...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2015

Caroline has been performing this role for several years but it feels as fresh as if she had only just begun. It is a sympathetic but not sentimental tour of Piaf's life, with songs that but illuminate and are illuminated by the biographical details. Caroline...More

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Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Passion, drama and joy - don't miss Caroline Nin telling and singing the life of Edith Piaf! She made our last night in Paris an unforgettable memory!

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris,
Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but
the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it
houses the main shopping mall, which nestles
underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and
international restaurants coupled with beautiful
churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to
it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and
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Cammie F
16 June 2016|
Response from WaynemegSC | Reviewed this property |
I open the website using Google Chrome and am prompted with an option to translate.
29 May 2015|
Response from CarolineParisDiva | Property representative |
Show is 90 mns starts at 7.30pm and ends at 9pm