Château de Versailles’ Opéra Royal

  • 4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
  • Capacity : 750 seats
  • Gare de Versailles-Château-Rive-Gauche   

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ABOUT

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.

Fun facts:

Capacity: 750

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No

LOCATION

4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles

Gare de Versailles-Château-Rive-Gauche    

Past shows at this venue

Ballet & Dance

Preljocaj's Gravity (Gravité)

A ballet recital different from the rest, a show that contradicts the gravitation pull within the choreography itself
until 9/26/21
from 99 €

Concert

The Royal Opera's 250th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Concert

A VIP event celebrating the Royal Opera's 250th Anniversary: the concert will be followed by a grand supper in the Palace of Versailles.
until 11/3/20
from 850 €

Ballet & Dance

Preljocaj's La Fresque

Angelin Preljocaj’s ballet inspired by a traditional Asian tale will take you on a journey between the imaginary and the real on the stage of the Royal Opera of Versailles.
until 12/20/20
from 65 €

Comedy

Opera

Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse

The Royal Opera of Versailles is hosting a hilarious baroque comic opera set in a eccentric production by the French famous Shirley and Dino.
until 12/27/20
from 65 €

Opera

Orpheus and Eurydice

Gluck’s most famous and beautiful opera, reconstructed by Berlioz, will be on stage at the Opéra Royal de Versailles in a dreamlike setting by Aurélien Bory.
until 3/7/21
from 75 €

Opera

La Finta Pazza

Discover the recreation of the Sacrati’s work on the stage of the Royal Opera of Versailles, which was the very first opera performed in France.
until 6/13/21
from 75 €

Opera

Orfeo

Rediscover the very first opera in history, composed by Monteverdi, whose moving melodies tell the love story of Orpheus and Eurydice.
until 7/4/21
from 115 €