If you haven’t been to one of our concerts before, here are a few tips on what to expect.
Never let your wardrobe keep you from a concert! Your experience of the music is what's important, so wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. As you'll see, a lot of concertgoers wear business attire or casual business attire.
Although no special knowledge or experience is needed to enjoy an orchestral concert, certain practices have become customary:
It's a good idea to arrive at least 30 minutes before your concert time. Then you will have plenty of time to pick up your tickets at the counter “places payées” if they were not sent to you, to enjoy the beautiful setting and to read your free concert program.
In consideration of our artists and public, late seating will take place during the first appropriate pause in the program at the discretion of management. Certain programs are performed without intermission; in those cases, late seating may not be available at all. For the convenience of latecomers, the performance can be viewed and heard on monitors in a waiting room.
The use of any recording devices, including cameras, is not permitted in the concert hall at any time.
Children should be at least 3 to attend a concert as they should be able to sit quietly through a concert without disturbing other patrons or the artists. Patrons of all ages must have a ticket to enter the concert hall and must sit in the seat indicated. Several concerts are programmed with families in mind. We encourage families to go to our “concerts en famille”.
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There are many great restaurants, cafes and bars in the area of the concert hall offering a range of styles from contemporary fine dinning to Italian food, Chinese food, fast-food and so on. Before the concert and during the interlude, you can dine at Café Pleyel, located in the foyer of the Salle Pleyel.
Tickets may be exchanged. Such exchange is subject to availability. Your tickets must be returned to: Service des relations avec le public, Orchestre de Paris, 252, rue du Faubourg St- Honoré, 75008 Paris, France, to arrive at least 2 working days before the originally booked performance. There is an administration fee of 2€ per ticket (free for subscribers). Additional payment will be required when exchanging for tickets of a higher price.
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A symphonic orchestra is an instrumental ensemble formed with strings instruments (violins, violas, cellos, and double basses), wind instruments (oboes, clarinets, flutes, and bassoons), brass instruments (trumpets, trombones, horns, tubas) and percussions (kettledrum, cymbals, drums ...). Because of the high number of musicians a symphonic orchestra is directed by a conductor.
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Those with a subscription will be given priority over other forms of booking. To apply, please use the subscription form available here or sent upon request. Once completed, the form must be sent with your payment to: Orchestre de Paris, Relations avec le public, 252 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France. Alternatively, send by fax to: +33 (0)1 56 35 12 36 or call: +33 (0)1 56 35 12 12
People under 28, students and senior citizens over 65, with valid identification, can purchase €10 tickets, half an hour before the concert at the Salle Pleyel, subject to availability.
By credit card – we accept either Visa or Eurocard/MasterCard. Please fill in the order form with your card number, expiry date and the last three digits on the back of your card (the security number) and sign it. The amount billed to your card will depend on the price categories you have chosen. Your signature authorizes us to carry out this transaction.