Paris de Nuit

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, variety)

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  • Assembly Hall - Main Hall
  • 22:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Hungary
  • Group: Recirquel by Bence Vági
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)(Scenes of a Sexual Nature)
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Recirquel returns to the Fringe with Paris de Nuit’s stunning circus artists, dancers and musicians bringing to life the decadent yet lovable Paris of the 1930s, filled with desires and beauty. An evening of lust, love and loneliness, inspired by the voluptuous images of Hungarian photographer Brassaï. The roaring variety life of Parisian nights is revealed in illusionary moments from the lives of prostitutes, peddlers and down-and-outs who lived on the edges of society. Enjoy the intimate closeness of breathtaking circus right above you! Paris de Nuit is the quintessence of an unforgettable night! A Müpa production.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There are 48 steps from the main entrance however there is separate level access entrance via a rear door on Lawnmarket. This is adjacent to the Johnston Terrace roundabout, and is next to the Ensign Ewart which is at 521 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PE. Please ring doorbell for entry.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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The Circus Diaries 89 days ago

Paris de Nuit is raw and unapologetic. It evokes a visceral reaction from the audience, with whoops, whistles and gasps at the slick choreography and masterful acrobatics.

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Sardines (4/5 stars) 93 days ago

Promoted as a mix of burlesque and circus, this is for the most part a skilful blend of Parisian torch songs and high-class acts, all performed in costumes mixing sequins, leather and bondage. The cast of ten are fashionably gender-fluid and dressed appropriately. It is good to see a circus show where such attention has been paid to costume and there is even an effective set of lights and mirrors. Too often, the default for circus performers at Edinburgh is street clothes or dressing down; but not here

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The Student Newspaper 94 days ago

From Hungarian production company Recirquel, the show is an enthralling mixture of cabaret, dance and burlesque that creates audible ‘wow’ moments and leaves this reviewer’s watch well and truly unchecked for its duration. Glitzy, sultry and spellbinding, Paris de Nuit is a tour-de-force that is well worth the ticket price.

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

The roots of director and creator Bence Vagi’s most recent Cirque Danse creations are clear in Paris de Nuit, the circus evocation of 1930s decadence, first performed in Budapest in 2014. Underpinning the whole show with its Cabaret-style basques and fishnets, strutting and posing and lascivious flirtations between Zsanett Veress...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

There appears, these days, to be an almost apologetic desire among directors and producers to find ways of presenting traditional circus acrobatics and high-wire acts with some added theme or layer of symbolism, as if the performers’ skills are no longer quite enough to hold an audience’s attention. Whether it’s...

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FringeReview 103 days ago

We are transported to Paris in the 1930s through the portrayal of the street characters of that era by talented circus artists and dancers.  There are acrobats, jugglers, balancing artists, trapeze performers, and aerialists, each one delivering a spell-binding performance.  We catch a glimpse of the world of artists Picasso...

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