Opera Garnier Tickets

Tickets to the Opera Garnier

Forget about the queues at the ticket office:  Buy your tickets on-line!

Tickets to the Opera Garnier

The Opéra Garnier is renowned world-wide for its charm, its air of mystery and its unequalled beauty. We are talking about one of the most beautiful theatres in the world and without doubt, one that has the richest and most magical history.
In fact, after the famous novel by Gaston Leroux, "The Phantom of the Opera," the theatre actually became known as "The Ghost Theatre," but its original name, however, is the most well known and most commonly used. The origin of the theatre's name is derived from that of the architect who designed this imposing structure at the behest of Napoléon III, Charles Garnier.


The Opéra Garnier is a Parisian icon which characterises the IX Arrondissement. The building's beauty makes an immediate impression on every passer-by with its numerous multi-coloured marble friezes, its columns and statues that are mainly representations of the Greek gods. Its exquisite and elegant interior is also extraordinarily spacious - in fact, we are talking about one of the largest theatres in the world. Amongst the main features which undoubtedly have an impact on every visitor are the vast staircase and the auditorium's famous ceiling by Chagall. The ceiling takes its name from the fabulous art-work by Marc Chagall which pays tribute to the 14 most famous composers in the world and in its centre, hangs a massive and majestic chandelier weighing 7 tons.

Bear in mind that:

  •  Adults (26 years +): €12.00;
  •  Children under the age of 12 enter free (remember to bring ID as proof of age)
  •  Young people between 12 and 25 years pay a reduced entry fee of €8.00, (again, remember to bring ID as proof of age);
  •  Tickets with the option to Jump the Queue include;
  •  Entry to both the permanent and temporary exhibitions;
  •  Average duration of a visit: 1 hour and 30 minutes;
  •  Security checks are compusory for all visitors;
  •  Tickets are available immediately on your smartphone; 
  •  Preferential access for those who book on-line;
  •  Unrestricted entry for whatever time you wish.

The Visit

Tickets provide access to all the main areas of the theatre with the ghost's hideaway being the only exception!  Because we are talking about a theatre that is actually very busy, it is possible that, for technical reasons, access to the auditorium and other areas may be temporarily unavailable.  Please find below the most important areas and things to see:

  •  The Pythia Basin and the Grand Staircase;
  •  The Auditorium;
  •  The Salon du Glacier with its chandeliers;
  •  The Library and the Museum;
  •  The Orchestra and Vestibule Galleries;
  •  The Dressing Rooms;
  •  The Foyer de la Danse.

How to buy tickets on-line

  •  Choose the date on the calendar on which you wish to make your visit;
  •  In this instance, it is not necessary to state the time of your visit so just click on the button "Check Availability" in order to proceed;
  •  Select the number of tickets required, remembering to specify if they are for adults or for a discounted price; 
  •  Secure the details of your booking or log-in via Facebook or Google; 
  •  Effect payment for the tickets via your preferred payment method and receive your tickets immediately by return email; 
  •  On the day of your visit: show your tickets on your smarfphone and Jump the Queue.

What is included

  •  Tickets are available immediately;
  •  Tickets on your smartphone are accepted as proof of entry;
  •  The visit can last as long as you like;
  •  There is no timetable to abide by, you can enter whenever you wish between 10:00 and 16:30.

How to get there

The theatre of the Opéra Garnier is situated on the square of the same name, Place de l'Opéra, in the IX Arrondisement.  In order to reach the theatre, you can use Lines 3, 7, and 8 on the Metro and will need to get off at the "Opéra" stop or, via the bus on lines 20, 22, 52, 42, 68 and 81.

  •  Product Code: TCK-OG;
  •  Open every day, except Sundays