Adopt a Seat


 

For the very first time, the Paris Opera is offering to its patrons the unique opportunity to adopt a seat at the Palais Garnier

and support access to the arts for the younger generations.

 


 

 

Inscribe your name on the back of a chair


For the first time in its history, the Opéra National de Paris is offering its patrons the unique opportunity to adopt its theater's iconic plush velvet chairs. In exchange for your generous contribution, your name and message will be engraved on a plaque affixed to the chair of your choosing.

The importance of furniture for Charles Garnier lies in his conviction that the mind is influenced by what surrounds it. The armchairs of the Palais Garnier help to arouse this first impression, and confer all its magic to the experience of the spectator.
 
Made of black tinted wood and upholstered red velvet, these armchairs are emblematic of the Napoleon III style and contribute to the richness of the monument's decorations. In this way, the seats of the Palais Garnier constitute a living heritage. 
 

 

 

.. and benefit the new generation


 

The Opéra National de Paris, with a mission to transmit knowledge and facilitate culture, is committed to opening the doors of its two theaters (the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille) to create greater access to its shows.
 
Through your donations, you will allow the Opéra National de Paris to facilitate the access of young people many performances, incuding new productions, by further developing the "avant-premieres", the previews solely  reserved for the under-28s at very advantageous prices.

 

 

Choose your seat


Copper — €1,500 for 1 Seat [€1,400 Tax Deductable]  / €2,500 for 2 Seats [€2,300 Tax Deductable]

  • Installation of plaque with your name and message on an armchair of your choosing in the upper rings of the ampitheater for at least 10 years
  • Invitation to chair-reveal ceremony
  • Acknowledgment of your name on the AROP and AFPOB websites for one year

 

Ebony — €7,000 for 1 Seat [€6,750 Tax Deductable]  / €12,000 for 2 Seats [€11,550 Tax Deductable]

The Copper Donor benefits, plus:

  • Installation of plaque engraved with your name and message on an armchair of your choosing in the back of the orchestra for at least 10 years
  • A private backstage tour followed by cocktails
  • A photoshoot opportunity in the Palais Garnier
  • Sponsorship of 2 / 4 young people to attend a preview at the Palais Garnier

 

Velvet — €10,000 for 1 Seat [€9,600 Tax Deductable]  / €17,000 for 2 Seats [€16,400 Tax Deductable]

The Ebony Donor benefits, plus:

  • Installation of a plaque engraved with your name and message on an armchair of your choosing in the blacony or middle of the orchestra for at least 10 years
  • Sponsorship of 10 young people to attend a preview at the Palais Garnier
  • 1 Unlimited pass for two to access the public spaces of the Palais Garnier
    (Valid for 1 year)
 

Bronze — €20,000 for 1 Seat [€19,400 Tax Deductable]  / €35,000 for 2 Seats [€34,000 Tax Deductable]

The Velvet Donor benefits, plus:
  • Installation of a plaque engraved with your name and message on an armchair of your choosing in the blacony, or orchestra for at least 10 years
  • Sponsorship of 20 young people to attend a preview at the Palais Garnier
  • Private visits on request during the 10 years following the donation
  • Publication of an interview on the website for those who would like to be involved
  • The opportunity to receive a copy of your customized armchair for your home

 

Choose your seat and review your benefits

 

Contact the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet for a tax-deductible donation in the United States: laure.vienot@afpob.org