Ticket Prices and Discounts
As anywhere, it's best to buy tickets in advance.
Events range in price from about €5 for standing room at the Opéra Bastille to upward of €180 for an elaborate National Ballet production. Most performances, however, are in the €10 to €35 range. Discounts are often available for limited-visibility seats or for students and senior citizens. Movies cost €6.50 to €12, but many cinemas have reduced rates for matinees or for people under a certain age (18 or 26, depending on the venue).
Half-price tickets are also obtainable from many theaters during the first week of each new show’s run, and inexpensive tickets can often be bought last minute.
FNAC. FNAC sells tickets online and in its 10 city stores, including one on the Champs-Élysées. Galerie du Claridge, 74 av. des Champs-Élysées, 8e, Champs-Élysées, Paris, Île-de-France, 75008. 08–25–02–00–20; www.fnactickets.com. Mon.–Sat. 10 am–11:45 pm, Sun. noon–11:45.
Le Kiosque Théâtre. Half-price tickets for same-day theater performances are available at Le Kiosque Théâtre's Madeleine location. See the website for information on outlets in Place Raoul Dautry (Montparnasse) and Place des Ternes (Les Grands Boulevards). Across from 15 pl. de la Madeleine, 7e, Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France, 75008. www.kiosquetheatre.com. Tues.–Sat. 12:30–7:45, Sun. 12:30–3:45.