Opéra Bastille, Paris
Opéra Bastille, © Photo: Jean-Pierre Delagarde/OnP
Inaugurated on July 13th, 1989 – the eve of the 200th anniversary of the Bastille – the Opéra Bastille was conceived by Canadian-Uruguayan Carlos Ott. Its transparent façades and the use of identical materials for the interior and the exterior make for a wonderful and modern architectural feel.
This enormous but welcoming edifice, which houses the great Opéra National de Paris, boasts 2,723 seats in the largest of its three auditoriums each with a complete view of the stage offering equally excellent acoustics. Intended to open the Paris opera world to a broader audience, this appealing venue beckons Parisians and visitors alike.
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Place de la Bastille
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Lines 1, 5, 8 to Bastille
To Gare de Lyon
Lines 20, 29, 65, 69, 76, 86, 87, 91
Opéra Bastille, 34 rue de Lyon (6-hour fixed-rate ticket to attend a performance)
In light of the recent tragic events, security measures have been heightened, including metal detectors and bag checks at the entrance.
- Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the event begins.
- There is no admission after the event begins.
- No large bags are permitted in the venue, one small bag per person.
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Main Auditorium, 2703 SeatsSeating Plan
Amphitheatre, 450 Seats
Studio, 237 Seats