Whether you're a music or theatre buff or simply looking for an original show, Versailles has plenty on offer in its music and theatre programme of events.

Music and concerts

Throughout the year, the Château de Versailles Spectacles stages concerts in the majestic surroundings of the Palace. Lavish performances against an idyllic backdrop await you. You can choose between classical music concerts at the Royal Chapel and incredible ballets at the Royal Opera.

Did you know that the Centre de Musique Baroque organises Musical Thursdays when visitors can attend free concerts every Thursday at the Royal Chapel?

Musiques à Versailles is a celebrated festival and every first Tuesday of the month it presents a jazz, classical or even an improvised concert in an original location in the town for you to enjoy with friends or family.

Classical music aficionados can hear exceptional music performed at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Versailles.

Plenty of bars and restaurants also offer a musical setting and live concerts.

Theatre and performances

Protected by the Duke of Orléans, the brother of Louis XIV, Molière dropped in at Versailles on more than one occasion to entertain the Court with plays during important festivities organised at the Palace. And Versailles still keeps up this tradition. You won't be surprised to learn that many actors come here to tread the boards in the different theatres.

Every month the Théâtre Montansier thrills theatre goers with revisited classics and purely modern creations. Everything is staged in the historic Théâtre Montansier, the inauguration of which was attended by Louis XVI and his wife Marie-Antoinette.

Spend an intimate evening at the Royale Factory with all the undeniable charm of a genuine theatre-cabaret. You'll find an eclectic programme combining theatre and music. You can also enjoy a good meal during or after the show.

Finally, Versailles offers you the chance to experience Molière Month. A whole month when Versailles is transformed into an open-air theatre with over 300 performances, mostly free!