Information about the introduction of the health pass

Dear spectator,

We are delighted to welcome you back to the Palais Garnier, with the world premiere of Marc-André Dalbavie's Le Soulier de satin, followed by the ballets in tribute to Roland Petit, and to the Opéra Bastille, where you can enjoy Tosca and a concert featuring excerpts from three Tchaikovsky operas, conducted by Maestra Oksana Lyniv.
Reopening conditions are phased according to a governmental calendar applicable to all establishments receiving the public.
As a result, until 8 June, we must limit the number of spectators to 35% of our capacity (with a limit of 800 seats), thus considerably reducing seat availability.

This limit will be raised to 65% as of 9 June and then withdrawn as of 30 June.

At the same time, as of 9 June, the presentation of a health pass will become a requirement for any audience attending an event with more than 1,000 seated spectators. This measure therefore concerns the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille where the capacity, even if limited to 65%, exceeds 1,000 seats.

The Health Pass is in the form of a QR Code, to be imported into your Tousanticovid-carnet application ("scan the QR Code" function), or printed from the website. Access to performances will be authorised if the pass certifies:

  • either complete vaccination*    
  • or a negative PCR or Antigen test less than 48 hours old,
  • or a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test result confirming recovery from Covid, at least 15 days old and less than six months old.

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Spectators not residing in France will need to carry an official health document, pending the implementation of a European system. In accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines, the Pass is required for adults and children over the age of 11.

We have decided to implement the Health Pass control system as of Tuesday 15 June, after carrying out the necessary tests and modifications for its roll-out in situ. The implementation of the pass will thus allow you to attend the Paris Opera's performances in even safer conditions.

In practice, for performances up to and including 14 June, the health pass will not be required (we will be selling fewer than 1,000 tickets during this period). From 15 June onwards, we request that you bring your health pass and proof of identity with you when you enter the theatre.

Scanning the QR code on your application or document will only give us access to your identity and your date of birth, without any other confidential data, the validity of the pass being indicated by the only message displayed on the screen: "valid" or "invalid". No data will be kept, and this system has been validated by the CNIL.

We invite you to make arrangements to arrive early (1 hour before the start of the performance), as pass verification is likely to slightly increase access time to venues, which we will endeavour to limit. Tickets for our next events go on sale on 3 June for performances from 9 to 29 June, and on 11 June for performances in July.

We hope to welcome you very soon to the Paris Opera and thank you for your loyalty

The Spectator Service

* Individuals should have a complete vaccination course: 2 weeks after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines; 4 weeks after injection for single injection vaccines; 2 weeks after injection for vaccines administered to individuals who have had Covid.

A safe experience - Performances

Everything has been organised to welcome you in the best possible conditions and in compliance with the health regulations in force. With your help, the safety of all will be ensured, so that you can fully enjoy the performance.    


Performances from 9 to 29 June 2021, sales open on 3 June

Admission requirements

  • No health pass control (fewer than 1000 seats on sale)
  • Distance of one seat between each spectator or group of spectators

Performances from 15 to 29 June

Admission requirements

  • Health pass to be presented
  • One seat between each spectator or group of spectators

Performances from 30 June to 14 July 2021, sales open on 11 June

Admission requirements

  • Health pass to be presented
  • End of physical distancing in the auditorium

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