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Message to spectators of the performance of George Balanchine

Message to spectators of the performance of George Balanchine on Thursday 6 February 2020 at the Opéra Bastille

As a result of a national and interprofessional strike followed by some of the Opera’s staff, the performance of George Balanchine scheduled on Thursday 6 February 2020 is unfortunately cancelled.

The Paris Opera apologizes for this cancellation. Given the right of employees to declare industrial action up until the scheduled performance time, the Opera was not able to inform the audience earlier and apologizes for this too.

The Paris Opera proposes either:

  • A ticket exchange1 for another performance date of this ballet, according to availability or for another another production of the 2019-2020 season2.
    Ticket exchange will be possible until Thursday 13 February 2020
    - at the box office of the Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier,
    - by telephone on + 33 1 73 60 23 23, from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

  • A refund:
    - the purchases paid with a credit card (online, by phone or by mail, excluding purchases made at the box office) will automatically be refunded from Friday 14 February 2020 on the bank account used for the payment;
    - for the others: refund by post, within approximately three months, after reception of ticket(s), personal details and a Visa, MasterCard, American Express payment card number along with expiry date, or a French bank "RIB" (I.B.A.N with the code B.I.C).
    These documents should be sent to us before 6 May 2020 at the address below:
    Opéra national de Paris - Service spectateurs
    SC GEORGE BALANCHINE 06/02 - 120 rue de Lyon - 75576 Paris Cedex 12- FRANCE
    Or by email at:

Special cases

  • AROP ticket-holders should contact AROP directly on +33 1 58 18 35 35.
  • Spectators who have bought their tickets via an Agency (Ticketing agencies, Internet agencies, tour operator…) are reimbursed directly by the Agency.
  • Members of work’s committees, associations, groups, should contact their representative directly, who must contact the "Service Groupes" (on +33 1 40 01 80 54 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm or No refund will be completed without ticket(s).
  • Spectators invited by a Paris Opera partner should contact the partner directly.

Further information is available on + 33 1 73 60 23 23, from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, or on

(1) except young rates. The tickets and gift voucher included in your gift box may only be exchanged for performances of George Balanchine
(2) If the new tickets are more expensive than the original tickets the price difference will be charged to the customer. 

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