By phone: 08 92 89 90 90 (0,35€/min) and from outside France: +33 1 71 25 24 23, from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 7pm.
Book your e.ticket
Book your ticket online: click on the button “BOOK” for the visit of your choice. You will be redirected to a page to create your Paris Opera account (or login if you are already registered). Please note that you can only book tickets for complete opening days. For partial opening days, tickets must be sold on-site.
At the Bastille Opera’s desks: open from Monday to Saturday, 12 to 6:30pm.
Full rate: adults over 25 years old Reduced rate (12€)*: young adults under 25 years old, holders of Pass Culture 12e/9e, PassAcadémie, unemployed, people on social assistance/income support/other social benefits)**, holders of a self-guided ticket for the visit of the Palais Garnier. Reduced rate (7 €) * : disabled people, disabled civilians with an accompanying person, holders of Pass Jeunes or AROP individual Member’s card, Paris Opera Member’s card.
* on presentation of a valid ID ** on presentation of a valid identification (less than three month old).
ACCESSIBILITY AND SAFETY
The meeting point with the tour guide is: Bastille Opera, Artists and Staff entry, 120 rue de Lyon, 75012 Paris.
The visit is not accessible to the people with reduced mobility and children under 10 years old.
For this visit, closed-toe shoes are mandatory.
The theatre history
Learn more about the Paris Opera's history and architecture in our section "350 years".
The Opéra Bastille is the work of the Canadian-Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott, who was chosen in November 1983 after an international competition that attracted entries from some 1,700 architects. The theatre was inaugurated on July 13th 1989.
Its architecture is marked by transparent façades and by the use of identical materials for both the interiors and the exteriors. With its 2,745 acoustically consistent seats, its unique stage facilities, its integrated scenery, costume and accessory workshops, as well as its numerous work areas and rehearsal rooms, the Opera Bastille is a great modern theatre.
Area: 1,200 m², 5% of the total for the building Dimensions: 20 m high, 32 m deep, 40 m wide Number of seats: 2,745 Materials: blue granite from Lannelin in Brittany, pearwood from China, glass ceiling.
Orchestra pit, mobile and adjustable, can be covered; at its largest it can house 130 musicians Main stage, 45 m high, 30 m wide, 25 m deep, made up of 9 elevators allowing several levels to be created and supported by three main elevators, which bring scenery up from below stage Clearing zones, 4 storage areas with the same dimensions as the stage Backstage area, with its scenery turntable Circulation area, scenery temporarily stored between the stage, workshops and rehearsal stage, the Salle Gounod, with its orchestra pit and dimensions identical to those of the main stage .
In order for performances to run smoothly once the curtain has gone up, hundreds of people join forces and combine their expertise throughout the year. The Opéra Bastille is a genuine living city bringing together stage technicians, sculptors and painters, seamstresses and hairdressers.
The Paris Opera relies on both craftsmanship and ultra-modern techniques for creating props, costumes, wigs, sets. This blend of technical innovation and age-old "savoir-faire" is to be found in the Bastille workshops.
Prepare your visit
Access through the artists and staff entry 120 rue de Lyon 75012 Paris
Access to the Bastille Opera
Metro: Bastille station (lines 1, 5 and 8, exit n°4 r. de Lyon) RER: Gare de Lyon station (line A) Bus: lines 29, 69, 76, 86, 87, 91 Car park: Q-Park Opéra Bastille - 34 rue de Lyon 75012 Paris Reserve your parking space
The Bastille Opera guarentees a safe access to visits only to persons with visual disabilities (accompanying person is mandatory).
No access guarented for people with reduced mobility.