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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 2 days ago

The performances we've seen here were Ok. The theater seems to function well enough. But it's design is odd as there was a very strange-shaped site for the construction and the building was jammed into the space available. The result is not attractive or grand,...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed with this facility. It was hot and stuffy once everyone was seated and the performance began. We paid for top tiered seats, the view was great it was everything else that let us down. The seats were not that comfortable and the...More

Thank jennyjackass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing performance of La Traviata was almost ruined by the continuous, cacophonous coughing of the audience. I have been going to the theatre for 30 years and never heard anything like it. I’m not sure if there were allergens or if Paris is on...More

Thank IRT68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing building; organisation, performance but... €16 for a round of thin bread sandwiches allegedly 2 pastrami, 2: salmon and artichoke. Could taste the ham in 2 of th little squares but the other 2 were just dry bread! I opened them to find a lost...More

Thank Kay T
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We went to Paris, checked into our hotel, took a shower and at 17h17 received a sms saying that the opera for that night was canceled because of a strike. No other information and the web site was useless so we walked over to the...More

Thank colbob44
Reviewed 9 July 2018 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 26 June 2018

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 25 June 2018

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 25 June 2018 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 18 June 2018

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

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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
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jill6865
4 May 2018|
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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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