The Auditorium of the Opéra National de Bordeaux

The Auditorium of the Opéra National de Bordeaux

The Auditorium of the Opéra National de Bordeaux is located in the heart of the city's historic centre, and opened its doors on 24 January 2013. With its spectacular structure and acoustics (the work of Belgian acoustics expert Eckhard Kahle), this ideal venue offers a programme that is as prestigious as it is eclectic.

Headed by Marc Minkowski, General Manager of the National Opera of Bordeaux, this new residence for the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine and its music director Paul Daniel opens up new perspectives for the orchestra, allowing it both to broaden its repertoire to include works that would be unthinkable in the Grand Theatre due to the size of the orchestra pit and to give performances that are perfectly suited to the venue.

Financed by the City of Bordeaux with the support of the State and Aquitaine Regional Council, and designed by the music-loving architect Michel Pétuaud-Létang, this new temple of music - 1,440 seats and the largest orchestra pit in Europe - offers audiences masterpieces of musical literature and creations, favouring exchanges with musicians and even opening up to jazz.

Since its opening, the Auditorium of the National Opera of Bordeaux has welcomed many prestigious artists, including Lang Lang, Karita Mattila, Jordi Savall, Anne Gastinel.

The Auditorium of the National Opera of Bordeaux hosted the 20th Victoires de la Musique Classique, French classical music awards, in February 2013.

The Opéra National de Bordeaux welcomes you to the Auditorium:

Auditorium of the Opéra National de Bordeaux

9-13 cours Georges Clémenceau,

+33 (0)5 57 78 41 19


On performance evening
Opening 1h
before the begining of the performance


With TBM
Tram B Gambetta station
Tram C Quinconces station

Vcub station Place Gambetta

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