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Don Giovanni

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The Estates Theatre - National Theatre

Don Giovanni, the most famous opera by W. A. Mozart, was premiered in in 1787, by Mozart personally, in the Estates Theatre!

The opera is staged in Italian original version and Czech and English surtitles are used in the performance.

The long-standing Mozart tradition belongs among the greatest glories of Prague’s rich cultural history.

The Estates Theatre is globally unique as the one and only preserved and still functional venue where a world premiere of a Mozart opera took place with the composer himself conducting. The world premiere of Don Giovanni on 29 October 1787 was a tremendous success and from Prague the new opera set out on its journey to global acclaim and admiration.

Mozart’s “Prague” opera Don Giovanni is one of the most frequently performed titles at the National Theatre.

Mozart and Da Ponte’s opera is a work of Shakespearean multivalence, blending comedy and tragedy, “high” and “low”, giving rise to philosophical contemplations while at the same time affording entertainment replete with excitement and humour.

Please note:

The Opera has one intermission.

The program may be subject to change.
Please note that purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
For the performances of the National Theatre, State Opera, Karlin Music Theatre and the Estates Theatre, no discounts are provided.
Please note that in the State Opera, the seats next to each other are numbered every other seat.Theatre is a cultural institution. Respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.


Prague Estates Theatre is the only preserved theatre in which Mozart himself conducted his operas.

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The Estates Theatre - National Theatre

Ovocný trh 1
Praha 1 110 00
Winter heating:
Wheelchair access:

Discover the charm of the Estates Theatre, the only surviving theatre where Mozart conducted!

Discover the charm of the Estates Theatre, the only surviving theatre where Mozart conducted!

Enjoy the festive atmosphere of this beautiful theatre in which W. A. Mozart received enthusiastic ovations after conducting his operas.

The Estates Theatre is one of the oldest European theatres, in operation continuously since 1783. It was built by enlightened and patriotically minded Count Nostitz Rieneck, who thus aimed to enhance the cultural life of Prague inhabitans. His idea, that a generally accessible theatre is a moral institution demonstrating the cultural level of the nation, was in compliance with the spirit of the late 18th century, the Age of Enlightenment, and the project of theatre was extremely important for Prague of that time. Although presenting plays in German language at first, the theatre soon started staging also Czech plays. In 1798 the Theatre was bought by the Czech Estates, hence its today´s name.
The Estates Theatre is inseparably linked with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The composer has visited Prague couple of times to compose and give concerts here, and in 1787 he presented his opera The Marriage of Figaro in the Estates Theatre. Under the impression of its enthusiastic reception Mozart composed the Don Giovanni opera for Prague, and personally conducted its world premiere in the Estates Theatre. The opera was an immense success and that is how Don Giovanni and the Estates Theatre have entered the history...

The Estates Theatre was one of the locations in the famous film Amadeus by Milos Forman, and and tribute is paid to Mozart by staging his operas here also nowadays.

Although the name of Mozart shines the most brightly in the history of the theatre, the Estates Theatre allured many other distinct artists of Europe-wide significance. Carl Maria von Weber was a musical directorof the Theatre; the violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini gave a concert here; Arthur Rubinstein, Carl Goldmark and Gustav Mahler conducted at the Theatre. Other famous personalities are e. g. the actors W. A. Iffland, F. Raimund, J. N. Nestroy, W. Scholze, I. Aldrige and many others.

The Estates Theatre was extremely important for the Czech theatre. From the pioneers such as the brothers Thám, to Klicpera, J. K. Tyl, J. J. Kollár, etc., the generations of leading creators and artists presented their plays here. The first Czech modern opera, Skroup’s The Tinker, was presented here in 1826. The play Fidlovacka by J. K. Tyl and F. Skroup, premiered here, includes the song “Where is My Home”, which would later become the Czech national anthem.


In the Estates Theatre you can see Opera, Drama and Ballet performances.


Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.


* Walking distance from Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
10 min

* Accessibility by public transport:
metro A ( green line) or B (yellow line) - Mustek stop

* Nearest car parking:
Millenium Plaza, V Celnici 10, Praha 1, or Palladium or Kotva shopping malls on Namesti Republiky

Please note that Euro exchange rate is only indicative, you will be billed in Czech Crowns.
Seat category Number of tickets Price
Ground Floor - A. Category 0 41 € (1100 CZK)
Ground Floor - B. Category 0 37 € (990 CZK)
Boxes 1st Balcony - C. Category 0 35 € (950 CZK)
Boxes 2nd Balcony - D. Category 0 33 € (890 CZK)
Boxes 2nd Balcony - E. Category 0 28 € (750 CZK)
I. Gallery - F. Category 0 14 € (390 CZK)
II. Gallery - G. Category 0 13 € (350 CZK)
Boxes ground floor - A. Category 0 41 € (1100 CZK)
II. Gallery side - G. Category 0 13 € (350 CZK)
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