Peeping Tom

ballet paris palais garnier Peeping Tom © Triptych
Opéra Palais Garnier

Until June 11, 2023

No dialogue

Location

Opéra Palais Garnier
Place de l’Opéra 75009 Paris
Capacity 1900 seats

Duration

1 hour 45 minutes

No intermission


Details

Contemporary dance

Recommended for all ages

No dialogue


Highlights

Belgium dance theatre company Peeping Tom is known for its unique hyperrealist settings. Peeping Tom presents a new show called Triptych, which combines their two famous works, The Missing Door and The Lost Room. Offer yourself an unforgettable dance journey, which will immerse you into the world of contemporary choreography on the stage of the legendary Palais Garnier.

 

To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose a unique offer which includes a glass of champagne, a programme and exclusive access to the Salon Liebermann. See below for more details.

Story

The Peeping Tom dance company, established in 2000 by Argentinian choreographer Gabriela Carrizo and French choreographer Franck Chartier, is famous for its unique dancing style and hyperrealist settings. Usually the two choreographers use unobtrusive settings such as a garden, a living room, a basement or any other common place that somehow looks particularly familiar. The creators then break open this realism to reveal the hidden or inner world of the characters. You suddenly become a witness of what usually remains hidden and unsaid.

 

Rich imagery and fascinating choreography of this dance company enchant people from all over the world. The company Peeping Tom has already presented several inspiring works on the stage of Paris Opera in the past, including the fascinating trilogy of Vader (2014), Moeder (2016) and Kind (2019). This year Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier partnered with Nederlands Dans Theater to create a new work called Triptych. It consists out of three pieces, The Missing Door and The Lost Room and The Hidden Floor, each happening in its own setting. The Missing Door is set in a room which is full of closed doors and The Lost Room occurs in a ship cabin. The Hidden Floor takes places in a sinking restaurant. Characters try to escape both of those spaces but eventually get dragged into their emotions. Have your dose of inspiration by exploring their inner world and become a part of this tragic, yet marvellous performance.

 

Add-On & Special Experience

Looking for more than a standard ticket to the show? To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose this following upgraded offer at the time of booking:

 

Champagne + Programme + Exclusive Access to Salon Liebermann + Show

 

This package is available even after standard sales for the opera are closed. It includes a glass of champagne, a show programme, and exclusive access to the Opéra Garnier's beautiful Salon Liebermann, reserved for primary ticket holders. As a result of our official partnership with the Friends of Paris Opera Association, the package can only be purchased via the Theatre in Paris box office.

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Opéra Palais Garnier

Place de l’Opéra 75009 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Palais Garnier

One of the most prestigious stages in all of France, the Palais Garnier was constructed between 1860 and 1875, designed by legendary architect Charles Garnier, who was selected among a handful of talented architects in a fierce design competition. The building itself is considered an artful masterpiece, and was one of the most expensive construction projects to come from the Second French Empire under the reign of Napoléon III. The elaborate use of different materials to lend a lavish multicolored facade was typical of many of the works under the rule of Napoléon III, and features sculptures of various figures of Greek mythology. The official inauguration in 1875 was attended by the Mayor of London and Amsterdam, the King Alphonso XII of Spain, and hundreds of members from European high society.

 

The interior was meticulously designed with intertwining corridors, alcoves and landings to allow for easy movement of large numbers of people; complete with a grand marble staircase and the grand foyer, acting as the drawing room for all of Paris high society and covered in gilded paintings. The auditorium itself is in a traditional Italian horseshoe shape, seating 1900. The stage is the largest in Europe and can accommodate 450 artists, revealed by the opening of the legendary painted curtain. Garnier himself designed the 7-tonne chandelier sparkling above the audience. In 1896, one of the many chandelier counterweights broke free and killed a concierge, the incident that inspired the scenes in the 1910 novel-turned-musical The Phantom of the Opera. The space above the auditorium in the copula dome was once used strictly for cleaning the chandelier, but has since been transformed into a space for opera and dance rehearsals.

 

The legendary building was initially deemed the Academie Imperiale de Musique, yet with the fall of the Second Empire and the start of the Third Republic, this was aptly changed for the Academie Nationale de Musique, which we see written across the exterior facade to this day. Garnier envisioned his design and the transformation of the surrounding area, and to this day the opulence of the Second Empire lives on in this living monument. The avenue de l'Opéra remains the only large Parisian corridor without trees, as Garnier explicitly prevented Hausmann from adorning the street with trees, arguing that his Palais Garnier was to be the main focus. Palais Garnier became the official name in 1989 with the construction of the Opéra Bastille, and the venue now houses primarily ballets.

 

Fast facts
Capacity: 1979
Handicap Accessible: Yes - in order to guarantee access to specific locations, we ask that you make your reservation at least 15 days before the performance.
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes

FAQ

How do I get to the venue?

The Palais Garnier is accessible by the metro station Opéra (Lines 3, 7, 8) and Auber (RER Line A). Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the venue weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the venue?

We invite you to arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats. Please note that the performances at the Palais Garnier begin precisely on time, and all late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the auditorium until intermission.

Is there a coat check available?

Free cloakrooms are available on various floors of the theatre. Travel bags and suitcase are not allowed.

Can I take photos of the performance?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film or record the performance for the duration of the show. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the wonderful venue to remember your night out!

Is it a show for travellers or French people?

Both! The Palais Garnier has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for close to 150 years. This concert series does not include any dialogs.

Is there a dress code?

As the premium tickets are our most exclusive package, these tickets include seating in category Optima, the best in the house, a programme of the show, a glass of champagne, and exclusive access to the magnificent Salon Liebermann.

What is included with my Premium tickets?

A dedicated show programme, a complimentary glass of champagne, and exclusive access to the beautiful Salon Liebermann is included with your tickets.

If I purchased Premium tickets, where can I collect my program and my glass of champagne?

At the Opéra Garnier, you can collect your included show programme in the main store, at the programme stand in the entry hall, or at the programme stand at the bottom of the Grand Staircase.
 
You can choose to enjoy your champagne or desired beverage before the performance or during intermission at any of the public bars or in the exclusive Salon Liebermann. The Salon is located on the right-hand side of the Grand Foyer, behind the fireplace.

I bought premium tickets for Peeping Tom and I haven’t received them yet. Is this normal?

Yes, it’s completely normal! As the premium tickets include exclusive add-ons, your order will first be created as a pre-booking so the Paris Opera can assign your seats and prepare your exclusive package. You may see a pre-charge on your card but you can rest assured that we will not charge your card until the booking is validated by the Paris Opera. After the tickets are validated, you will receive your tickets by email. Given the large number of requests the Paris Opera has to manage, this process usually takes two days but can take up to six days maximum. After six days if your order has not been validated, it will be canceled, the pre-charge will disappear, and you will not be charged.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19