Culture for everyone

Paris Opera House – “10-months of school and opera” initiation program

Paris Opera House

The Paris Opera House is doing all it can to open its doors to the greatest possible number of people and to make itself known to new audiences. In that context, the “Jeune Public” [Young Audiences] season offers some sixty performances a year (operas or ballets, chamber music concerts or recitals, etc.), and enables everyone, children and adolescents, to discover the multiple facets of music and dance.

Young spectators thus have the opportunity of discovering the unique experience of watching a live performance, sharing the pleasure and emotion of artistic encounters with their classmates, family or friends, and developing their critical sense.

A local program for pupils in sensitive areas

“10 months of school and opera” is an educational and cultural program aimed at classes situated in the Priority Education Zones where ambition is achieved in the academies of Paris, Créteil and Versailles. This two-year program is wholly integrated into the teaching curriculum and implies collaboration with the educational team.

For 20 years, the goal of this program has been to offer people between the ages of 4 to 20 years without easy access to culture the opportunity of adopting the artistic and cultural heritage.