Access and Services

COVID-19 Information

Reopening with new Covid-19 safety measures and procedures

The Lyon Opera House is pleased to announce it is reopening its doors to the public from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.,Tuesday through Saturday. 
As always, we aim to make your visit as enjoyable and as safe as possible. To this end, we have put in place a series of measures in line with the government’s Covid-19 safety guidelines:

• VIsitors should sanitise their hands on entering the opera house, using the gel provided. 
• Masks must be worn at all times throughout the building, including the entrance hall and the auditorium. 
• Visitors should follow the directions indicated by the floor markings and keep to the designated waiting areas.
• The cloakroom remains closed.
• All seat rows will be used, with a one-seat gap between each ticket sold. However, people in the same booking group (family members or friends) can choose to be seated next to each other *.
* In this case, please arrive at the opera house at the same time as seats cannot be held.
These measures are subject to change, depending on the health situation and government recommendations to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Access and opening times

Place de la comédie
69001 LYON

On performance nights, the doors open 1 hour before the start of the show.


Coming to the Opera

By public transport
Station Hôtel de Ville - Louis Pradel
Metro: Lines A and C
Bus: Lines C3, C5, C13, C14, C18, 9, 19, s1, s5, s12, 171

By bike
Geovelo : Calculate your itinerary
Velov : Identify the free-use bike placements close to the Opéra de Lyon

By car

  • Car parks :
    Lyon Parc Auto : two car parks close to the Opéra (Hôtel de Ville or Terreaux)
    Download the application LPA Parking to discover the available spaces in real time
    Parc Relais TCL : 10 of the 19 Parc-relais TCL (6,200 spaces all around Lyon) are available by metro from the Opéra, within a few minutes. Open until 1am and free.
  • Car-sharing :
    Organise your journey with other spectators thanks to the site covoiturage Grand Lyon 
  • Carpooling :
    Citiz LPA : self-service vehicles with Lyon Parc Auto
    Bluely : 100% electric self-service vehicles

Applications to assist your journey
Onlymoov : an application to optimise your journeys (traffic conditions in real time, pedestrian itineraries, cycle paths)
TwoOnPark : find out as soon as a parking space becomes free !

The Opéra de Lyon off-site


Auditorium de Lyon
149 rue Garibaldi, Lyon 3e
Théâtre de la Renaissance
7 rue Orsel, Oullins
Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse
Place Joannès Ambre, Lyon 4e
Toboggan, Décines
14 avenue Jean Macé, Décines-Charpieu
4 Rue Soeur Bouvier, Lyon 5e
Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs
34 Rue de la Charité, Lyon 2e
Basilique Saint-Martin d'Ainay
11 Rue Bourgelat, Lyon 2e

A little service makes for a great night

Cloakroom : At a show, you never know what to do with your jacket, coat or bag. Especially when applauding. Luckily enough, for shows in the Grande Salle, a cloakroom is available free of charge on level +1. NB: the cloakroom is accessible via the escalators but not via the lifts.

Cushions : Concerned about your comfort in general, and your sitting position in particular, the opera puts a cushion at your disposal free of charge during each show. All it will cost is dropping into the cloakroom and submitting proof of identity.

Taxis : So as not to have to worry about what happens after the show, and about getting home easily, the Opera provides you with the possibility to book a home-bound taxi even before the show. On arriving, all you have to do is apply to the reception team, who will take care of it for you.