• Opéra Bastille, Paris

  • Opéra Bastille, © Photo: Jean-Pierre Delagarde/OnP

Opéra Bastille

Paris, France

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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Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille
75012 Paris
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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.

Seating Information

Amphitheatre, 450 Seats

Studio, 237 Seats