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    Theater visits

    Several times a year, the theatre organises guided tours (in French)
    You can also explore, with the "Chroniques du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées", the history of the Théâtre by looking at an artist, work, repertoire or theme...


    Open to according to a schedule* :

    • School groups (a maximum of 35 pupils and supervisors): free of charge. 
    • Individuals (a maximum of 25 people per tour) Cost per person:
      €8 – full rate
      €4 – reduced rate for young people (under 26), students and pensioners
      €150 – group rate for groups of 25 people

    A member of the Theatre team will be happy to guide you for a tour lasting about 1 hour 15 minutes. He will describe the historical and artistic context in which the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées was built, and explain the artistic aspirations behind the theatre's programme of staged operas, concert operas, symphony concerts, vocal and instrumental recitals and dance. The guide will talk about the different professions represented at the theatre, and explain how they work together to create the optimum conditions for both theatregoers and artists.

    VISITS: 8 & 20 March  2.30pm to 5pm  
    17 May & 6 June  2.30pm to 5pm
    Also available on request by contacting us on 01 49 52 50 53

    * Subject to changes according to the requirements of the Theater

    A few preliminaries…

    • Façade: low reliefs by Bourdelle
    • Atrium: frescoes by Bourdelle, light fittings by Lalique
    • Salon des Dames: paintings by Lebasque
    • Second balcony: cut-away scale model of the theatre and display case featuring highlights of the theatre's history (produced in 1988 when the theatre was renovated)
    • Views of the auditorium: ceiling painting by Maurice Denis


    "Les chroniques du theatre des champs-elysees" collection

    The aim of the “Chroniques” collection is to explore current programming throughout the season in parallel with the history of the Théâtre by looking at an artist, work, repertoire or theme. Each issue comprises a text with a preface by prestigious writers in the field or performers, lavish illustrations, and a selection of audio archives in collaboration with Ina, the national audiovisual institute (accessed via QR codes).

    • Jacqueline Marval 
      Une Fauve au Théâtre - Written by Martine Lacas
      60 pages - €12
    • Ganna Walska 
      adresse 15 ou 16 avenue Montaigne - Written by Vincent Giroud
      60 pages - €10
    • L'Œuvre du XXe siècle 
      Written by Vincent Giroud, photographies by Sabine Weiss 
      60 pages - €10
    • Du Mariage aux Noces 
      Souvenirs de Comtesses élyséennes
      48 pages - €10

    • L'autre Strauss 
      à la conquête de la France
      60 pages - €10
    • Le Roman du Théâtre 
      ou le rêve d'un Palais Philharmonique
      80 pages and 20mn of audio archives - €12
    • Une histoire en affiches 
      Un siècle de musique, de ballet et de théâtre
      60 pages of 20mn video archives - €10

    • Nijinsky 1913 
      L'année du Sacre
      60 pages and 20mn of audio archives - €10 (Sold out)

    • Francis Poulenc 
      L'enfant du chœur
      48 pages and 20mn of audio archives - €10

    “Chroniques” are on sale at the box office (€10 / €12), online or in a bookshop