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This sleek auditorium, opened in 1989, is the site of ballet and opera performances.
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120, Rue de Lyon - Place de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, France
Bastille / Oberkampf
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+33 892 89 90 90
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Late warning on the afternoon that there would be no scene changes due to industrial action. Refund process was smooth the next day if you could spend the the time getting to Bastille. Very disappointing outcome for a special occasion. Seems there have been recurring...More

Thank MADelargy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most excellent venue and performance and sights/ sound. Awesome place! People were very helpful and the experience was a positive one. I would recommend.

Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled from London to see Il Trovatore at the Opera Bastille. 2 hours before the performance was due to start, got an eMail saying that due to a strike the performance was cancelled. Offered me a ticket for a different day ... you can imagine...More

1  Thank MXYZPTLK123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first time we booked was last year to see Anna Netrebko. She cancelled. Opera house in the auditorium was OK, but air conditioning was absolutely hopeless and there is nowhere to eat properly. The catering of this opera house, for such a vast structure,...More

2  Thank truthfulnitpicker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to experience opera here and were pleasantly surprised at how being up in the second balcony, we could see everything well. what wasn’t so pleasant was how many steps it took to get up to the second balcony. Luckily we are fit. It...More

Thank Sandra O
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Bought tickets ahead of trip yo see two one act operas yo enhance a hiding yo Paris. The online site was ok to use but lengthy registering process. When I went yo retrieve the tickets problem with pickup. With very kind worker who was excellent...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 30 April 2018

My wife and i took the Eurostar to see 'Romeo and Juliet' - this was a birthday trip for her. We arrived at the Bastille to find hoards of staff sending people away as the scenery has malfunctioned (needless to say this was accompanied with...More

1  Thank Martyn S
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I was here with a group of high school students, and the backstage tour we had was amazing! The tour guide was great, and the building is amazing. Wish we could have seen a performance here.

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

I was to see a ballet (which was amaizing), but boy - the building is ugly! It has that modern structure but without any amaizing features and it is placed in a quite crowded and dirty area of Paris. If you want to just visit...More

Thank aura m
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Wonderful production of Benvenuto Cellini . All the cast's voices were excellent with Pretty Yende outstanding and often sublime. Chorus superb , especially the men . Acrobats , contortionist , huge amount of effects. Hop on a train and go ! Eat before hand at...More

Thank Andrew P
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Nearby
Bastille / Oberkampf
Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made
for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming
bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s
at night this area really comes to life. Students and
young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille
and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock
to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait
for coveted tickets during the day. Towards
...More
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jill6865
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Response from Louise H | Reviewed this property |
the website provides the details of options for refunds, but you can't apply on line.
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rolex007
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Response from NAM7904 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you will have a full view of the stage. The stage will be slightly above eye level. The orchestra will be in the pit below you. You will be able to read the text to the side of the stage. Reading the text above the... More
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