For the Paris Opera, corporate sponsorship is crucial in carrying out its projects and achieving its missions. Without the commitment and generosity of businesses, it would be impossible to see many initiatives through. This is because the sponsorship of opera and ballet shows enables more new productions, new ballets and commissions from composers, and hence contributing to the Opera's artistic vitality. Likewise, the Opera Ballet and Orchestra tours within and outside France, the educational project "Dix mois d’Ecole et d’Opéra" and the one for younger audiences, and the restoration of the institution's architectural heritage would be impossible without the vital support of private financing. Closely involved with the life of the Opera, corporate sponsors enhance their image in return, offer their partners exceptional experiences in the two houses, Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier, and gain numerous exclusive advantages for their employees (backstage tours, special access to shows and rehearsals, meetings with the artists, and so on), as part of the tax advantages laid down by the Sponsorship Act of 2003.
Join the circle of corporate sponsors and partners
By becoming a member of the Paris Opera’s Circle of Corporate Sponsors and Partners, your company provides crucial support for:
an institution dedicated to creation and contact with artists from every background,
the accessibility to live performances for everyone,
training and discovering future talents,
the perpetuation of an extraordinary heritage.
You can join the Circle by donating a minimum of € 200,000, i.e. a cost of only € 80,000 after the tax reduction*, and then enjoy the exclusive advantages reserved for its members.
Numerous ways of supporting the Opera
Each company can freely allocate its support, which may take different forms:
cash patronage or sponsorship: if the company decides, for example, to
associate itself with one of the Opera's opera or ballet productions by
making a donation;
skills sponsorship: if
the company undertakes to provide the Paris Opera with its own expertise
at no cost – for example, to restore various components of the Palais
sponsorship in kind: if
the company decides to donate products;
partnership: if the company cannot benefit from the tax
reduction and / or if it wishes to promote its action and develop a
Other forms of commitment exist for companies wishing to join forces with the Paris Opera: brand association through the set-up of a brand licence with the Paris Opera, official supplier in various areas of activities, affectation of all or part of your apprenticeship tax to the Paris Opera Ballet School. Tailor-made partnerships can be set up, according to the partner’s wishes and expertise.
A special relationship with the Opera
As members of the Circle, the corporate sponsors participates not only in the cultural life of the two theatres but also in the Circle's regular meetings. The purpose of these meetings, attended by the Paris Opera director and all the partners, is to inform the members of the Circle about the institution's artistic and budgetary policies.
Numerous unique advantages
In exchange for their support, corporate sponsors benefit from numerous advantages in terms of visibility, public relations operations and access to performances. Exclusive advantages are also reserved for their employees.
These advantages are tailor-made to the company's level of commitment and preferences.
Associate your company's image with that of the Paris Opera and benefit from considerable visibility:
the company feature in the Opera's institutional
the company feature in communications specific to
the project it is supporting;
the company features on the large screen outside,
at Place de la Bastille (available from the Major Sponsor status);
the company features on the subtitles screens in
the Palais Garnier on the Opéra Bastille auditoriums (available from the
Major Sponsor status).
Priviledge access to both theatres
Offer your guests some exceptional moments in our houses by creating tailor-made events:
the option of organizing prestigious public relations operations (up to 2,700 guests)2;
the opportunity to invite the artists of the supported production during your event;
the option of reserving a large quota of seats at retail prices;
private backstage tours at the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille with a guide (in French, English, German and Spanish).
Your status as a member of the Circle also means that you can participate in new evening events proposed as previews to our partners.
(2) The company is free to choose its own service providers (catering, decoration, sound and lighting) and can thus devise a tailor‑made event.
Exclusive advantages for your staff
Introduce your employees to life at the Paris Opera by offering them some unforgettable moments:
to attend rehearsals before the Opening night;
exclusive subscriptions for young employees of
the company and seats for previews;
priority booking for the new offers launched by
the Paris Opera (Family Offer…) from the Major Sponsor status; New
the option of organizing talks within the company
with Paris Opera artists or directors (available from the Major Sponsor
requests from your company's Works Council
treated as a priority and special offers during the season.
Supporting a project
Companies can choose to allocate their support to one of the Paris Opera's productions or projects, or associate their name with one of the institution's major policies, such as the enrichment of the opera or ballet repertoire, access to the Opera for everyone, or the transmission of skills and training for artists of the future.