Activities

Activities

Concerts and shows

Reserved seating for patrons in wheelchairs is available in all of the concert halls at the Philharmonie de Paris. When reserving tickets, blind and partially-sighted visitors can request seating as close as possible to the stage. They can also specify whether they would like to be escorted to their seat on the day of the event. On request in advance, the programme for the event in Word format can be sent several days before the concert. The Symphonic Hall (Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie) is equipped with a high-frequency antenna.

Family concerts and shows are particularly well-suited to spectators with attention deficits. These matinee events last around one hour and are designed to introduce audiences of every age to the classical or contemporary repertory. An off-site workshop can also be organised in preparation for certain concerts.

To see the programme of upcoming concerts, consult our online events calendar.

Fa Si-La différence Concerts

Fa Si-La différence Concerts for the 2017-2018 season:

  • September 23, 2017: Feu dʼartifice (participatory concert)
  • February 18, 2018: MOMO (family concert)

Musée de la musique (Museum of music)

Since its opening in 1997, the Museum of Music has been strongly committed to ensuring that all of its activities are accessible to everyone. The Museum was presented with the Ministry of Culture’s “Heritage for All’ Award in 2013.
All areas of the Museum are accessible to reduced-mobility visitors. Wheelchairs and stick-seats can be borrowed at the cloakroom. Guide dogs are welcome throughout the museum.

Self-guided visits

The “Touch Music” visit

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In the permanent collection space, the Museum offers an interactive visit featuring five instruments that visitors can touch. These family-friendly modules are fully accessible to visitors with disabilities, providing a multi-sensory approach to the instruments.

This visit has received funding from the Orange Foundation, Fonds Handicaps & Société, and Fondation France Télévisions.

La viole du parcours Touchez la musique
Julien Mignot

Audio touch tour

Blind and partially-sighted visitors can follow an audio-touch itinerary of raised images with accompanying music and audio descriptions, and a booklet in Braille and large print. It is recommended to be accompanied for the museum visit.

Hearing loops

Deaf and hard of hearing visitors can borrow hearing loops compatible with the free audio guides. All museum videos are sub-titled in French.

Guided tours

Most of the guided tours of the Museum and the temporary exhibitions – workshop tours, storytelling tours, discovery tours, etc. – can be adapted for patrons with disabilities. The tour guides are trained and attentive to visitors’ needs.
Individual patrons are invited to join tours for the general public on weekends and during school holidays. Audiophones compatible with a hearing loop system amplify the tour guide’s speech and the musical pieces (on request at the time of reservation).

To ensure the best possible accommodation of disabled visitors, prior registration is required for guided tours. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For further information, please contact handicap@philhamoniedeparis.fr.

Guided tours specially designed for groups of disabled patrons are offered from Tuesday to Saturday morning (subject to availability): descriptive tours touch tours, lip reading tours, and adapted tours for visitors with learning difficulties, etc.
The “Sound & Vibrations” workshop tour, for example, was created for deaf and hard of hearing groups. It uses a vibrating chair and sound visualisation software to offer a visual and audio exploration of musical instruments.

Musical practice workshops

Most of the musical practice workshops at the Philharmonie de Paris can be adapted for groups of disabled visitors from medical-educational centres, industrial rehabilitation centres and day hospitals.

To best meet the needs of each group, the educational staff at the Philharmonie de Paris will need to speak with the competent persons at establishments interested in organising an activity before the reservation can be made. Training days for specialised educators, caregivers, nurses and other people who generally accompany the group can be organised on request.