Péniche Antipode

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In 2002, the Abricadabra theatre company transformed this boat moored on the Canal de l’Ourcq into a floating café, with shows for youngsters during the day and plays and concerts for adults in the evenings. In this enchanting Peniche (houseboat), kids 3-8 years old are entertained and educated by screenings, mimes, songs, comedies, shadow puppets and more – and the actors’ antics contain many a nod and a wink for the adults’ amusement. In the evenings, the Peniche alternates gypsy jazz, rock, reggae, blues or funk concerts with improv or theatre sketch nights, and from time to time DJs will spin roots, dub, electro or breakbeat. The bar is well supplied, but you won’t find coca-cola – the products are all artisanal and fair trade.

Venue name: Péniche Antipode
Contact:
Address: Face au 55 Quai de la Seine
19e
Paris

Opening hours: De 16h à 2h. Le samedi et le dimanche à partir de 10h
Transport: Métro : Riquet
Price: Spectacles pour enfants à 6,50 euros, adultes 8,50 euros, théâtre entre 5 et 15 euros, concerts de 5 à 12 euros
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