It is never going to be a beautiful building, but when the restoration of the falling fascia tiles is completed, it may at least become a safe one. The unfinished salle modulable, the unflattering acoustics and the miles of corridors combine to create an atmosphere more akin to an airport than an opera house, but the standard of performance is what matters and the Bastille looks set for some exciting evenings under new director Nicolas Joel.
|Venue name:||Opéra Bastille||Contact:|
Place de la Bastille
|Opening hours:||Box office (130 rue de Lyon, 12th) 2.30am-6.30pm Mon-Sat. By phone 9am-6pm Mon-Fri; 9am-1pm Sat|