L’Opéra de Marseille is also known as the Grand Théâtre de Marseille. After a year of construction works, it was launched in 1787. It allowed Marseille to become the second city of France to possess its own Opéra, after Bordeaux.

In 1919, a giant fire burns the Opera building. Only the peristyle columns outside, the load-bearing walls and a big frieze framing the stage are spared. A year later, its reconstruction starts. This explains the mix of style in the façade. The Opéra de Marseille was fully renovated during Marseille Provence 2013.

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The entrance hall is spacious and hosts the box office, a lodge made of oak wood. The performance room is clearly inspired by Italian style and can host 1 800 people. The Opéra de Marseille is the first stage of our area.

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ADDRESS

2 rue Molière, 13001 Marseille

HOW TO GET TO THE OPÉRA DE MARSEILLE ?

By bike

  • Station Sainte Lulli
  • Station Cours jean Ballard

By tube

  • Station Vieux-Port (line 1)