The State Opera is one of the most important music scenes in Europe and one of the stages of The National Theatre.
In the grand opera house with an illustrious history, many world renown artists have worked here making each performance a top cultural event.
This Neoclassical edifice was built in 1883 by the German Theatre Association as a reaction of German minority in Prague to the opening of the Czech National Theatre. As the New German Theatre it soon gained international acclaim for its inovative repertoir and artistic leadership including such names as Angelo Neumann, Alexander Zemlinski or Georg Szell.
Nowadays, famous operas, as well as pieces unjustly overlooked or unknown in the Czech Republic are introduced in The State Opera gaining the theatre a reputation of one of the best European scenes.
In the State Opera, the seats next to each other are numbered every other seat.
Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.
In The State Opera you can see top Opera and Ballet performances.
* Walking distance from Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
* Accessibility by Prague public transport:
metro A (green line) or C (red line) - Muzeum stop
* Nearest car parking:
GPKW - Wilsonova Garage and Parking Complex, Wilsonova 2, or garages on Opletalova street