The National Theatre

Guided tours at the State opera (ENG)

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.

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Sunday

9/25/2022


11:30 AM



160 - 260 CZK

Sunday

10/2/2022


11:30 AM



160 - 260 CZK

Sunday

10/30/2022


11:30 AM



160 - 260 CZK

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ABOUT TOUR AT THE STATE OPERA

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.

The most famous personalities in music history are firmly linked with the State Opera, such as the famous composers Gustav MahlerRichard 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.

Tour duration: approx. 60 minutes
Tour language: in English
Admissions charges for guided tours in English

The visitors shall always meet about 10 minutes before the tour starts 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.

CONDITIONS FOR VISITING THEATRE

Theatre-goers must present electronic or paper certificates proving that they have met one of the following conditions:

  • Negative POC antigen test result, not older than 72 hours, or negative PCR test result, not older than 7 days. 
  • 22 days after the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, yet not more than 90 days if the second dose has not been applied.
  • 22 days after the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, yet not more than 9 months, if the second dose has been applied.
  • At least 14 days from receiving a one-dose vaccine, yet not more than 9 months.
  • Up to 180 days after overcoming COVID-19.
  • Affirmation of honour declaring negative result of a COVID-19 self-test, taken not longer than 72 hours ago at a workplace, school or other educational facility.

These conditions do not apply to children up to the age of 6.

Everyone entering our theatre venues is obliged to wear the prescribed nose and mouth covering.

Length 50 minutes
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