Place de l’Opéra 75009 Paris
Capacity 1900 seats
1 hour 45 minutes
Recommended for all ages
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.
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.
Opéra Palais Garnier
One of the most prestigious stages in all of France, the Palais Garnier was constructed from 1860 to 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 a 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 movment of large numbers of people; complete with a grand marbled 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 accomodate 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 audotorium in the copula dome was once used strictly for cleaning the chandelier, but has since been transformed into a space for opera and dance rehersals.
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.
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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.
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