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Guided tours at the State opera (individuals) English

Guided tour in English for individuals and small groups, which guides visitors through the most famous areas of the theatre building.

The State Opera
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July 2024

Sunday 28. 7.
11:30

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August 2024

Sunday 11. 8.
11:30

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Sunday 25. 8.
11:30

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September 2024

Sunday 1. 9.
11:30

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Sunday 8. 9.
11:30

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Sunday 15. 9.
11:30

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Sunday 22. 9.
13:00

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Sunday 29. 9.
11:30

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Basic information

Venue

The State Opera

Approximate running time

50 minutes, no intermission

Language

In English

Basic information about the tour

Intended for: Individuals and small groups

Meeting of participants: The tour meets 5 minutes before the official start in front of the main entrance to the State Opera, which is located in Wilsonova Street, close to the main road, National Museum, and Central (train) Station. Please, be punctual, once the tour starts, it is no longer possible to enter the building.

Guided tour in English for individuals and small groups, which guides visitors through the most famous areas of the theatre building.

About the tour

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.

This tour is in English language.
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Practical information

Where do I park? How much does the parking cost?

While visiting the National Theatre and the New Stage you are welcome to use the underground National Theatre car park (driveway from Ostrovní Street), the parking fee and conditions - here.

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 60 CZK/h.

Unfortunately, there is no parking nearby the Estates Theater. You can either use the National Theatre car park or a secure car park at the Kotva shopping mall (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).