Practical details

  • What should I wear?

    There is no specific dress code, but elegant casual wear is perfectly appropriate.

  • How long before the start of the performance should I arrive?

    For your comfort, we advise you to arrive approximately 30 minutes before the start of the performance to collect your tickets, if you have not already done so. Also, this will enable you to attend the free introduction to the performance.

  • How long before a performance do the doors open?

    The entrance hall of the Royal Theatre of Liège opens two hours before the performance and the concert hall is accessible half an hour before the performance.

  • Can I smoke on the premises of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège?

    It is forbidden to smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes or electronic cigarettes in the building as well as in the peristyle.

  • Is it possible to hire binoculars?

    Binoculars are not available for hire, but you may bring your own with you.

  • Is access to numbered seats guaranteed?

    In respect of the audience and the artists, access to numbered seats is only guaranteed until the curtain is raised. No refunds or exchanges shall be accepted in case of late arrival.

  • Can I film or take photos during the performance?

    We would be grateful if you could turn off your mobile phone during the performance and we would like to remind you that it is forbidden to film, take photos or record during the performance.

  • How long does the performance last for?

    Each performance is different: we specify the estimated length of each performance on the devoted page on our web site. The length of each performance is displayed on the day of the performance in the entrance hall and the ticket office.

  • Is there an interval?

    Opera performances generally include an interval. However, it is preferable to check with the ticket office one week before the start of performances.

  • In what language is the performance sung?

    Each performance is different. We specify the language in which each performance is sung on the devoted page on our web site. Furthermore, each performance is sub-titled in French, Dutch and German.

  • From what age can I bring my children to the performance?

    That depends on the nature of the performance. With regard to opera performances it is difficult to imagine a child younger than 6 years old attending a performance. We recommend that you check with the ticket office for each performance, bearing in mind that we put on several performances destined for young audiences each season.

  • Do the performances start at the indicated time?

    The performances always start at the indicated time. Late starts are very rare. If you arrive late, you may only access your seat at the interval.