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Access, opening times and contacts

Following the new measures decided by the government in the light of the health situation, the Paris Opera is obliged tocancel all performances until December 1st 2020. The box offices of the Palais Garnier and the Opera Bastille are closed.    


Remember to check your performance venue. The Paris Opera has two opera houses: the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille.

Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra 75009 Paris
Metro: Stations Opéra (lines 3, 7 and 8), Chaussée d’Antin (lines 7 and 9) or Madeleine (lines 8 and 14), Auber (RER A)
Bus: Routes 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 42, 52, 66, 68, 81, 95
Car park: Q-Park Edouard VII - Rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Pari

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Opéra Bastille

Place de la Bastille 75012 Paris
Metro: Station Bastille( lines 1, 5 and 8), Gare de Lyon (RER)
Bus: Routes 20, 29, 65, 69, 76, 86, 87, 91
Car park : Q-Park Opéra Bastille - 34 rue de Lyon 75012 Paris

Your parking space

En raison de travaux de réaménagement de la place de la Bastille, l’accès au théâtre risque d’être perturbé.  

Performances times

Evening performances usually begin at 7.30 pm and matinees at 2.30 pm, with the exception of certain particularly long works (see descriptions of operas for times). We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance begins. The performance always starts at the time indicated on the ticket and the website. Latecomers will have to wait until the intermission to be admitted into the auditorium. The doors into the theatre building will be closed 15 minutes after the start of the performance.


  • By telephone on 08 92 89 90 90 (€0.35 /minute + network provider surcharges where applicable) or on +33 (0)1 71 25 24 23 from outside France, from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • At the Palais Garnier box office (on the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber - 75009 Paris): from Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) from 10 am to 6.30 pm and 1 hour before performances.
  • At the Opéra Bastille box office (120 rue de Lyon - 75012 Paris):  from Monday to Saturday (except public holidays) from 2 :30 pm to 6.30 pm and 1 hour before performances.    
Minimum purchase of 10 tickets per performance. Information and advice by e-mail at: groupes@operadeparis.fr, or by telephone on +33 (0)1 40 01 80 54 (Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm).

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