Tickets and Services

Offers for the vision-impaired and people with reduced mobility

Contact: The Public Relations Department at +33 1 40 01 18 50 (book at least 15 days prior to the performance), Monday through Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 5 pm, or by e-mail at

People with reduced mobility

  • Special rates

    A discount of 20% is accorded to people with reduced mobility (holders of an 80% disability card) and the person accompanying them in seat categories Optima, 2 and 4 at Garnier, and in seat categories 2, 3, 4 and 5 at Bastille.

  • Seating

    A number of seats are reserved for theatregoers with wheelchairs:
    - In the front-facing 1st level boxes at the Palais Garnier.
    - In the stalls at the Opéra Bastille.

The vision-impaired and the blind

The Paris Opera, in association with Accès Culture offers an audio description service for the visually impaired at performances of some productions. A special headset relaying a verbal description of the performance as it progresses is provided free of charge on performance days. Guide dogs are also permitted inside the auditorium.

An audio description is available for the following productions during the 2018/2019 season

  • Otello

    Opera - Giuseppe Verdi

    Opéra Bastille — Sunday 7 April at 2:30 pm

  • La Force du destin

    Opera - Giuseppe Verdi

    Opéra Bastille — Monday 10 June at 2:30 pm, Tuesday 25 June at 7:00 pm and Friday 28 June at 7:00 pm

An audio description is available for the following productions during the 2019/2020 season

  • Madame Butterfly

    Opéra - Giacomo Puccini

    Opéra Bastille — Sunday 19 October 2019, Tuesday 29 October 2019 and Friday 1st November 2019 at 2:30 pm

  • Les Contes d'Hoffmann

    Opéra - Jacques Offenbach

    Opéra Bastille — Sunday 2 February 2020 at 2:30 pm, Wednesday 5 February 2020 and Tuesday 11 February 2020

  • Boris Godounov

    Opéra - Modeste Petrovitch Moussorgski

    Opéra Bastille — Sunday 7 June 2020 at 2:30 pm, Thursday 11 June 2020 and Wednesday 17 June 2020

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