Opéra national de Paris - Opéra Bastille

Place de la Bastille - 75012 Paris

Bastille - 12e Arrondissement


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.

Architectural style

  • Contemporain


  • Architecture

Epoque des collections

  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)
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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Car park/Parking

Educational activities

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

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

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.)

Group tour

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 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. Booking link:

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times


Exceptional closure

Annual closure from mid-July to the end of August.

Opening times

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:

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Opéra national de Paris - Opéra Bastille

Place de la Bastille
75012 Paris

  • Subway - Bastille
  • RER - Gare de Lyon
  • SNCF - Gare de Lyon
  • Bus - 29, 69, 76, 86, 87, 91

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Accessibility information

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.

Monument in the same district: Bastille

Monument in the same arrondissement: 12th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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