Projects & Challenges

Deeply rooted in its time, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées wishes to integrate into its program the challenges of a changing world. Join our Projects & Challenges to strengthen your social, environmental, and cultural impact! More than a financial contribution, you bring culture at the heart of our society and thus become actors of tomorrow's stage.




True to its reputation as an avant-garde theater, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées endeavour to encourage artistic creativity, support young talent and contribute to the influence of music and the performing arts.
Throughout its history, the Theatre has welcomed creation from Stravinsky's Sacre du Printemps to the recent Point d'orgue, an opera by Thierry Escaich, and Animation, a. New ballet by Crystal Pite.Thanks to co-productions, the Theatre shares its rich and eclectic programme each season. In 2021-2022, the Theatre took Pelléas et Mélisande to Rouen and the Capitole de Toulouse, Dialogues des Carmélites to the Liceu in Barcelona, The Barber of Seville to the Statdttheater Klagenfurt, Norma to Goteborg, Orfeo ed Euridice to Toronto...

The creation of the American Friends of the TCE aims to support co-productions on the other side of the Atlantic and to encourage international cultural exchanges.




The TCE is a place of life, encounters, and discovery, open to all, that aim to reinforce social cohesion and civic solidarity.

Each season, 20,000 young people benefit from programs designed for them. Every year, nearly 10,000 tickets are purchased at the youth rate and the Theatre has more than 400 memberships for young people under 26.

For the 2021-2022 season, an Ambassador Program has been launched for Young Patrons. By becoming Ambassadors, they can share their passion with young people who are not initiated to music, opera and dance and who will be invited by the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

Convinced that it is important to introduce children to music from an early age, the TCE presents a participatory opera each season and welcomes more than 15,000 students thanks to the support of its patrons. This year, they were able to discover Rigoletto, from Verdi.

Atelier Un Rigoletto



During the Young Audience Participatory Opera, the Theatre works with schools in Paris and the surrounding region (REP and REP+ classes and specialized institutes) to introduce young people to classical music and singing.

Arkema has partnered with this initiative to invite more than 500 children to the Theatre by setting up singing workshops, visits, and a dedicated program throughout the school year.

On February 8, 2022, the Theatre officially launched its accessibility program supported by the Engie Foundation, in presence of Sophie Cluzel, Secretary of State for the Disabled. This support has enabled the implementation of performances in audio description as well as in French Sign Language (LSF). Workshops to touch costumes and sign-singing, tours of the theatre in LSF, an adapted pricing policy and a dedicated welcome for people with disabilities make up this accessibility program. This season, 200 spectators with disabilities were welcomed thanks to specific actions. 

Discover a report on the welcome of children with disabilities




Digital innovation is transforming every aspect of our daily lives, and the covid crisis has accelerated this process of digital integration by cultural institutions, pushing them to adapt. Tomorrow's spectators have already assimilated digital technology into their way of life, and it is now our institution's turn to bring a renewal through this new channel.

During the 2020-2021 season, the Theatre has faced this new challenge by offering to all, digitally retransmitted shows (Un Elixir d'amour for a DVD to be offered to students & Point d'orgue for a VOD broadcast).

The TCE wishes to extend and amplify this momentum to create a permanent digital program that will aim to extend access to classical music to audiences that are geographically, socially, or culturally distant. For the 2022-2023 season, the TCE is therefore launching a new digital platform offering the broadcasting of 5 operas each season as well as a series of concerts to participate in the diversification of audiences.





The Theatre wants to commit itself in a sustainable way in reflections around its environmental impact to face the new societal challenges. This will require a collective awareness on the part of all the Theatre's teams and artists to invest in a daily eco-responsible approach. These sustainable development criteria are increasingly being incorporated into the development of opera productions.

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