There are many theatres called “Apollo” on Earth: we find them in New York, London and… Paris. Historically called Théâtre du Temple, the legendary Apollo Théâtre moved from the street of Clichy to the heart of the 11th arrondissement of Paris, near the Place de la République, just a block away from the Mareuil Hotel.
The theatre for stand-ups
Established and founded in 1905, the Théâtre du Temple disappeared in 1950 and was replaced by the Apollo Théâtre a few decades later, in 2015. Now located on the street Faubourg du Temple, the theatre is only a few hundred meters away from the Mareuil Hotel. It now aims to present the best and the brightest of the one man and woman shows, but also comedies and stand-up comedies. The place has 4 theatres which can welcome from 90 to 360 people, and presents up to 22 shows a day! We can discover there varied creations, but all of them with humour, the keyword of this theatre.
Currently on stage of the theatre, so close of the Mareuil Hotel that you could breathe a wind of fun and joy through your room window: “La Légende de Bun Hay Mean” by Chinois Marrant, who laughs at all the clichés, or “Ça pique un peu…” by Mélanie Rodriguez (website in French), fond of dark humour. Otherwise, there is also “En état d’urgence” by Mathieu Madenian (website in French), who relates private stories with derision, and “An American living the French Dream” by Sebastian Marx, who as its name suggests, reveals the adventures of a New Yorker in the capital!
Show “An American living the French Dream” by Sebastian Marx, from Thursday to Saturday at 8p.m.
Rate: 19 euros.
Apollo Théâtre (website in French)
18, rue du Faubourg du Temple
Tel.: +33 (0)1 43 38 23 26
Metro: République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11).