Finding the right seat
One opera house, two halls
• The Italian-style Grande Salle of the Opera has stalls and six balconies. Its capacity is 1,100 places. Suspended at the heart of the building, its exceptional acoustic properties mean that it is an ideal venue for operatic and symphonic music
It also hosts the concerts and ballets of the Opéra de Lyon.
• The Amphi has 200 seats in an “amphitheatre” configuration. Enclosed in the basement of the entrance hall, this venue will appeal to you thanks to its intimate atmosphere and eclectic programme. Here can be heard events with jazz, world music, talks, poetry…
Why are there several schemas for the Grande Salle?
According to the type of show (opera, ballet or concert), the schema of the venue changes so as to offer you the best prices, according to the criteria of visibility, acoustics and comfort, associated with the various forms of the performance.
Why are there several “series”?
As in most “Italian-style” theatres, some lateral or rear seats do not provide a complete view of the stage and/or of the surtitles. Thus, several series are on offer, according to a variable price rate, taking into account these aspects.
Which series to choose?
• Série Etoile: the assurance of excellent seats, at an ideal distance from the stage
• Série A or Série 1: comfortable seats, providing a perfect visibility and acoustics.
• Série B: good-quality seats, more distant or higher up in the hall than the seats in the previous series.
• Série C or Série 2: excellent value for money, these seats mean being able to see the show while making a slight compromise in terms of visibility or comfort. NB: for operas, they do not all provide the same view of the surtitles.
• Série D or Série 3: with a reduced visibility of the stage; seats with good prices. NB: for operas, they do not all provide the same view of the surtitles.
• Série E just for operas: low prices for seats that will charm those who love music with their eyes closed. NB: for operas, they do not all provide the same view of the surtitles.