Tours of the State Opera (groups)
TOURS ARE INTENDED FOR: school trips, travel agencies, clubs or institutions, sized from 10 to 30 people.
The State Opera’s Neo-Renaissance building was built as the New German Theatre by the Prague Germans in 1888. Its stage parameters and auditorium capacity make it the most spectacular theatre house in Prague. After four years of rigorous renovation works, the State Opera was reopened with a gala concert in early 2020.
The State Opera is tightly linked with some of the greatest names in music history, such as composers Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, and Alois Hába, Italian tenor Enrico Caruso and others.
The tour starts in the foyer where you will see the terrazzo, the historic box office, and the rich stucco ceiling. We will then proceed to the auditorium with its brand-new seats equipped with LED panels, exquisite ceiling decorations, and a replica of the “lost” Veith curtain by Martin Černý. You will walk through the lobby, adorned with busts of R. Wagner, B. Smetana, and L. Janáček, to the Angelo Neumann Lounge which bears the name of the first director of this theatre.
- Tour duration: approx. 50 minutes
The tour meets 10 minutes before the official start by the main entrance to the State Opera building in Wilson Street, next to the National Museum new building.
- Languages: Czech, English, German, French, Russian, Italian
- Online reservation instructions
See you on the tour!