A welcome adapted to everyone

Because the Theatre is a place for sharing and performance art a source of collective emotion, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées is increasing its investment in bringing classical music to Young Audiences and making these performances accessible to young people who are often far removed from it.

Thanks to your donation, you will participate in the implementation of specific means enabling young people with visual, hearing, psychological or mental disabilities, as well as children from the priority education network to discover opera and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

Become an actor in these programs and contribute to their success.

A performance of The Elixir of Love in French sign language

Support the creation of sign language adaptation for deaf children.

Opera in Sign Language? Yes, it is possible. For the first time at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, two interpreter-translators present from the stage, a version intended for people who are hard of hearing or deaf. The songs are adapted in French sign language which allows everyone to sing with the artists and the whole audience.

Workshops to prepare for the show and to learn the songs are organized beforehand, so that they are ready on the day of the performance.

The Elixir of Love. An Idea Factory. Participatory Opera for Young Audiences by Gaetano Donizetti

Show in French Sign Language with the LSF on February 7th at 4pm.

The Elixir of Love – audiodescribed opera for children

Accompany the audiodescription device for young people who are visually impaired or blind.

Thanks to the audiodescription system, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées enables many blind and visually impaired children and teenagers to discover the world of live performance, on the occasion of participatory operas for young audiences.

This season, young blind and visually impaired children and teenagers will take part in The Elixir of Love, thanks to headphones made available to them during the performances describing everything that cannot be heard. In addition, they will be invited on a sensory tour of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées to learn about its history and architecture, to discover the costumes by touch and to visualize the stage space with the help of a set plan in Braille.

The Elixir of Love. An Idea Factory. Participatory Opera for Young Audiences by Gaetano Donizetti

Show in audiodescription with Accès Culture on February 7, 2021 at 4 pm.

Welcoming psychologically fragile children

Offer specific support for young people with mental disabilities.

Autistic or mentally handicapped children and teenagers also have their place in the Théâtre des Champs auditorium. Their sensitivity makes them very receptive to music, used as a therapeutic tool.  In collaboration with the Institut Medico Educatif (IMS), the Externat Medico Pédagogique (EMP) or in the day hospital, a specific follow-up is developed to help these young people open up to music and performance.

On the occasion of the creation of The elixir of Love, Participatory Opera for Young Audiences, the Theatre continues to integrate these young people into its policy of openness, in a climate of listening and respect, thanks to specific workshops to prepare for the show and to learn songs.

An Elixir of Love. A Factory of Ideas. Participatory Opera for Young Audiences by Gaetano Donizetti

Bring a class to the Opera

Allow students from priority education classes to discover the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the opera!

For the past three years, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées has been introducing children to the world of opera through participatory operas for young audiences. On the creation of The Elixir of Love, the Theatre is developing its action to welcome more students who have little access to culture.