Prepare your arrival

First, make sure to check where your performance is taking place: the Paris Opera has two theatre houses, the Palais Garnier and the Bastille Opera. 

As part of the Vigipirate security alert system, the access to the Paris Opera’s venues is subject to a close control and personal belongings checking, in particular with secure portal systems.

The following objects are not allowed in our theatres’ auditoriums and cloakrooms:

  • Luggage and travel bags
  • Motorised and Non-motorised Personal Mobility Devices (except for PRMs)
  • E-Bike batteries*
  • Glass bottles
  • U-locks and large chains
  • Weapons and ammunition of all categories, small pocket knives, tools, any blunt object or any object that can be used as a weapon,
  • Aerosol Dispensers, teargas, inflammable or volatile substances, etc...

* During performances, bicycle batteries are accepted on the sole condition that they are deposited in the fireproof lockers located in the hall adjacent to the entrance to the boutique.

Performances: Place de l'Opéra - 75009 Paris

Visits: through the box office, at the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber - 75009 Paris (behind the Charles Garnier’s statue)

Box office: at the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber - 75009

Getting here

Underground stations: Opéra (lines 3, 7 and 8), Chaussée d’Antin (lines 7 and 9), Madeleine (lines 8 and 14)
RER: Auber (line A)

Parking: Q-Park Edouard VII - 16, rue Bruno Coquatrix - 75009 Paris

Pre-book your space in this car park

To come in our theatre venues, opt for sustainable modes of transport.

Box office: from Monday to Saturday (except on bank holidays) from 10 am to 6:30 pm and from 1 hour before the performance start time. Summer closure from 15 July to 1 September inclusive.

Visits: every day from 10 am to 5 pm (6 pm during summer time), except for daytime performances and exceptional closure days. Last sales one hour before closing time.
From 15 July to 1 September, ticket office sales from 11 am to 5 pm. The Palais Garnier closes at 6 pm.

Performances: The performance always starts at the exact time indicated on the website and your ticket. In regard to the safety checks and layout of our premises, we strongly advise our spectators to arrive at least 45 minutes before the beginning of the performance.

Out of respect for the audience and the artists, 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.

• Library-shop: open every day from 10:30 am to 6pm. Extended opening until the end of the first interval on performance nights. Find out more: +331 53 43 03 97 or on

• Restaurant CoCo: open every day from noon to 2am (last dinner order at 11pm) - book in advance: +331 1 42 68 86 80 or on

• Interval bars: you can pre-book online up to 24 hours before your performance on ; booking on site also available before the performance for the interval time.

• The Devialet acoustic discovery room is open from 10:30 am to 2 pm and from 2:30 pm to 6pm, from Tuesday to Saturday.

• Cloakroom: free cloakrooms are available during the performances (cloakrooms are closed during visiting hours).

• Revelacio multimedia tablet: discovery tour on iPad for adults, children, or accessibility tour (French sign language, French audio-descriptive tour) ; from € 6.50 ; available online when you book your tour ticket, and on-site on the machines, at the box offices and at the Revelacio multimedia tablets desk.

• Performance programmes: available on-site in the public spaces on the day of your performance, in the library-shops and in the box office.

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