Malandain Ballet Biarritz: Marie-Antoinette
4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Capacity 750 seats
1 hour 30 minutes
Recommended for all ages
The Royal Opera of Versailles is hosting the superb Marie-Antoinette ballet on its stage. It is the exact place where, 250 years ago, the wedding dinner between Marie-Antoinette and the future king Louis XVI took place. The choreographer Thierry Malandin offers you an elegant and modern ballet which retrace the incredible destiny of Marie-Antoinette in Versailles. A sumptuous spectacle which is perfect to end the year on a high note!
To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose from a selection of unique add-ons upon booking, such as a diner cocktail, a glass of champagne and an exclusive programme. See below for more details.
Thierry Malandin's ballet presents the key moments of Marie-Antoinette's life at Versailles in fourteen pieces. You will have a chance to trace the tragic story of Marie-Antoinette starting from the moment of her arrival to Versailles on the day of her wedding and the inauguration of the Royal Opera, to the day of her departure from the Palace in October 1789.
Thierry Malandain's choreography is crossing contemporary and baroque dances while mixing fantastic scenes with more intimate moments of the queen’s life. Accompanied by the music of Haydn's Symphonies and extracts from Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck, this marvelous ballet offers us a modern and elegant take on the fascinating historical figure of Marie Antoinette.
Premium Options & Experiences
Looking for more than a standard ticket to the show? To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose one of the following upgraded offers at the time of booking:
Dinner Cocktail + Champagne + Programme + Show
This offer includes a cocktail reception before the show, unlimited champagne and a printed programme, as well as exclusive access to the best seating category.
Champagne + Programme + Show
This offer includes a glass of champagne and a printed programme, as well as exclusive access to the best two seating categories.
Château de Versailles’ Opéra Royal
Categorized a one of the largest performance halls in Europe during its inauguration in 1770 requested by Louis XV, it is presently still admired as one of the grand luxurious staging in Paris due its lavishing décor composed of early century design. The ceiling above the room comprises of an exquisite form of art, something similar to what you would see in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy.
Opéra Royal was no ordinary room, it was prestigious among wealthy individuals who fancied theater. Hosting 1,500 people, only a specific number of guests were invited to view the best shows in Paris at the esteemed Versailles palace. Later the room was also used as a ballroom and a banquet hall.
After the revolution the Opéra Royal room was left whole but stripped of its 18th century embellishment. Altering its original appearance, the room is renovated and for official shows such as the opening of the Versailles museum in 1837. Renovated an inaugurated once again in 1957 after the Second World War by orders of architect André Japy, the room undertook a whole new look. In 2009 Opéra Royal opened its doors to spectators from all over the world and began to display an array of enlightened shows such as contemporary dance, ballet recitals, opera and classical music concerts. Presently it offers more than 100 performances per season in its golden room occupied with ostentatious chandeliers, surrounded by red velvet seating.
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Air conditioning? No
How do I get to the Royal Opera of Versailles?
You may access the Royal Opera of Versailles by RER C at Versailles Château Rive Gauche station, by using lines N and U of the Transilien at Versailles Chantiers station and also by line L at Versailles Rive Droite station.
The Opera is also accessible by bus line 171.
The Royal Opera is located on the grounds of the Castle. Access is via Door B (on the right in the Cour d'honneur, near the Royal Chapel).
For more information, please see the map above.
In case of any difficulty, you may contact our customer service from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.