Opera Bastille

  • Historic site and monument

This masterpiece of contemporary architecture aims to desacralize Opera by offering a diverse range of shows catering for all audiences.

Opened in 1989 to mark the 200th anniversary of the storming of Bastille, part of the French revolution, the building designed by architect Carlos Ott features two large charcoal marble façades and glass to make the interior of the building more visible and highlight its accessibility.

With a total of 2700 seats, smooth acoustic sound, unique stage equipment, decorations and costumes and accessories, the Opéra Bastille is a great modern theatre and an international opera stage. Ballets, concerts, operas, theatre...this "opera open to all" offers an exceptional and very diverse programme. And this even for younger ones, as Opéra Bastille offers activities and shows created for children, to encourage them to grow a passion for music and dance.

The Parisian national opera offers backstage tours of the Opéra Bastille.

They focus on two main elements: visiting the public spaces and discovering the backstage areas. The backstage tour of the Opéra Bastille lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Guided tours include a general tour of the theatre with a presentation of its history, architecture and various activities. The entry ticket includes access to the public and professional spaces, including in particular: the public foyers, the great theatre hall and the stage area.

Opening and closing times

From 01/09 to 16/07, daily. Schedules for gudied visits.


Detailed price list : https://www.operadeparis.fr/visites/opera-bastille/groupes-et-professionnels/informations-et-reservations

Adult: from 17 €
Child (11 years): from 12 €
Student: from 12 €
Disabled: from 9 €.

Group rate available for > 15 people.



  • Minimum number of people : 15


Types of visits available

  • Guided inividual tours obligatory

Average length of visit

  • 90 minutes (individual)


Spoken languages

  • French

Visit languages

  • French


Metro Bastille (Lines 1, 5 et 8)

RER A Gare-de-Lyon

Bus 20, 29, 65, 69, 76, 86, 87, 91

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Contact information

Your contacts

Group reservation and spectacles contact

Individuals reservation and spectacles contact

  • +33 (0) 892 89 90 90


  • Opéra Bastille
  • Guided visits for groups
  • Groups :
    Booking required
    Deadline reservation : 21 days
    Minimum amount of tickets: 15 people
    Maximum: 35 people

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