While secret service and police agents managed to prevent Yellow Vest activists from entering the theater, hundreds of protesters remained around the building chanting slogans against pension reform and shouting for Macron's resignation.
Fearing that the situation would get out of control, the French president had to leave the theater escorted by his security team.
Journalist Taha Bouhafs, who alerted citizens about Macron's presence in the theater, was arrested during the incidents. Near the end of the performance of La Mouche, however, the President and his wife returned to the theater.
The discontent of the French over Macron's pension reform has also been displayed in other similar incidents.
On Thursday, the boos of hundreds of protesters forced the Secretary for Gender Equality Marlene Schiappa to leave a restaurant in which she was discussing with other politicians her candidacy for the 14th District of Paris municipal elections.