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The institution

The buildings

The Palais Garnier

© Jean-Pierre Delagarde

Created by the architect Charles Garnier in 1875, the Palais Garnier houses a prestigious auditorium and public areas (grand foyer, rotonde des abonnés, salons), a museum-library, as well as several rehearsal studios and workshops. The “Italian-style” auditorium, with its ceiling painted in 1964 by Marc Chagall, can accommodate 2054 spectators. With nearly 480,000 visitors each year, it is one of Paris' most visited monuments. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1923.

The Opéra Bastille

© Christian Leiber

Inaugurated in 1989, this modern theatre, designed by Carlos Ott, houses a main auditorium with 2745 seats, a 500-seat amphitheatre, a 230-seat studio theatre, set and costumes workshops and offices.

The Ballet School

© Agathe Poupeney

The Ballet School, located in Nanterre, is the work of Christian de Portzamparc. Inaugurated in 1987, it provides living and study space for the School's 150 pupils. The building comprises three sections: dance training, general education and boarding house.

The Berthier Workshops

© Benoît Rajau

The Berthier Workshops, in Paris' 17th arrondissement, have been listed buildings since 1990. They were built by Charles Garnier with the help of Gustave Eiffel. Originally designed for the manufacture and renovation of sets (backdrops) for the Palais Garnier, they also provide rehearsal areas, stockage facilities for sets and costumes and a logistic platform.