Opéra national de Paris - Opéra Bastille

Place de la Bastille - 75012 Paris Bastille
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The Opéra Bastille was designed by Carlos Ott, a Canadian-Uruguayan architect, in November 1983 after an international competition in which 1,700 architects participated. It was later opened on 13 July 1989.
The architecture is characterized by the transparency of its facade and the use of the same materials on both the interior and the exterior of the building.
With its 2,700-seat auditorium with homogeneous acoustics, unique stage equipment, integrated workshops, costumes and accessories, and work and rehearsal rooms, the Opéra Bastille is a great contemporary theatre.
At the Opéra Bastille, visits led by a certified tourguide will immerse you behind the scenes of this impressively-sized modern theatre.


Holders of the Pass'Opéra Jeunes or Carte Culture.


Guided tours by a tourguide from the Opéra National de Paris
In French only, duration 90 minutes


Guided tours by a tourguide from the Opéra National de Paris. In French only, duration 90 minutes. Full price: €17; Reduced price: €12 (under 25s, unemployed, etc.)


Booking is required and must be done at least 21 days before the planned date of the visit for all pre-arranged groups (minimum for billing: 15 people; maximum: 35 people) with a tourguide from the Opéra National de Paris. Requests to be made by email to [email protected] or by post to Service des visites, Opéra national de Paris, 8 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris.
Adult group: €17/person; School group: €9/person; B2B rate: €15/person.
In French, English or German, duration 90 minutes.
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Annual closure from mid-July to the end of August.


Visits to the Opéra Bastille are temporarily suspended. More information on for times and meeting points.
Only accessible for guided tours. Closed on public holidays. The meeting is given at 120 rue de Lyon (entrance for artists and staff). See the online calendar for the next visit dates:



  • Educational activities
  • Shop/bookshop



Educational activities. Workshops for families with artist participation to familiarize children with the performing arts.
Some 60 performances each season for children and teenagers to introduce them to the world of the music and dance.
For more information, email [email protected]


Offer adapted to disabled people

The visit is not accessible to people with reduced mobility or to children under 10 years old.

- Physical disability: 8 seats available
- Visual impairment: headset with audio description (free)

+33 (0)1 40 01 18 50 Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, open 15 days before show.

In collaboration with Accès Culture.

Paris for people with disabilities

Official partner


Place de la Bastille
75012 Paris
Parking lot
Bastille, 10 Boulevard de la Bastille - 75012 Paris
Public transportation
DParis - Gare de Lyon
8687Bastille - Rue Saint-Antoine
76Bastille - Faubourg Saint-Antoine