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Guided tours at the State opera (CZE)

in Czech language

The State Opera

The National Theatre sells tickets for full capacity of its venues, for all auditorium seats, with the exception of the first row.
According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.
Tickets can be purchased on the website of the National Theatre and at the box offices of the National Theatre.

Choose date and time

  • September
  • October
    September 2021

    Saturday 18. 9.

    Sold out

    Saturday 25. 9.

    Last 10 tickets left

    Sunday 26. 9.

    Tickets available

    Choose time

    • 08:00
    • 09:30
    October 2021

    Saturday 2. 10.

    Tickets available

    Sunday 3. 10.

    Tickets available

    Sunday 17. 10.

    Tickets available

    Saturday 30. 10.

    Tickets available

    Choose time

    • 07:30
    • 09:00

    Sunday 31. 10.

    Tickets available

    Choose time

    • 08:30
    • 10:00
    • 11:30

    Basic information


    The State Opera

    Approximate running time

    50 minutes, no intermission


    This tour is in the Czech language.
    Schedule of tours in English here.

    Conditions for visiting theaters

    The Neo-Renaissance building of the State Opera was built as the New German Theatre by the Prague German community in 1888. With its stage parameters and auditorium capacity, it is the most generous theatre space in Prague. After a four-year demanding reconstruction, its operation was renewed by a gala concert at the beginning of 2020.

    Guided tours

    The most famous personalities in music history are firmly linked with the State Opera, such as the famous composers Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss or Alois Hába, the Italian tenor Enrico Caruso or the world-famous Czechoslovak opera singers Edita Gruberová and Gabriela Beňačková.

    The tour of the State Opera takes about sixty minutes. We shall start in the entrance foyer where you can see the terrazzo, the historic box office and ceiling richly with stuccoes. The tour continues to the auditorium with brand new seats equipped with LED panels; you can admire the extraordinary decoration of the auditorium ceiling, a replica of the “lost” Veith curtain by Martin Černý, as well as a lobby adorned with busts of R. Wagner, B. Smetana and L. Janáček. The tour ends in the lounge of Angel Neumann - the first director of the theatre.

    This tour is in the Czech language.
    Schedule of tours in English here


    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre offers tickets for September –⁠ December 2021

    Tickets for December on sale from 1st September.

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Parking at the State opera

    While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.

    Buffets at the State Opera

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!