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Prague Opera Houses

The three Prague opera houses each have a unique architectural and cultural appeal. Together they present a varied programme of opera, ballet and classical concerts all year round. Read our guide below, and browse the opera listings to book tickets.

Prague State Opera


Built in 1888, the Prague State Opera (Státní opera Praha) presents opera and ballet by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Rossini, Donizetti, Prokofiev and other well-known composers.

In January 2020, the opera house reopened following extensive renovation. It is now a modern, 21st century theatre with a long and varied history.

The Prague State Opera is located two minutes walk from the top of Wenceslas Square and 15 minutes from the Old Town Square.

The season runs from September to June.

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Prague State Opera
Prague State Opera
National Theatre in Prague
National Theatre in Prague

National Theatre


The National Theatre (Národní divadlo) in Prague, which was built in 1868-83, is a stunning neo-Renaissance building set by the river.

For Czech people, the National Theatre is an important cultural institution; since its inception it has played a significant role in the development of the Czech language, music and dramatic arts.

The theatre stages opera and ballet, including first-class productions of The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Nutcracker.

The season runs from September to June.

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Estates Theatre


The Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo) in Prague opened in 1783 and is one of the finest historical theatres in Europe.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart personally conducted the premiere of the opera Don Giovanni here in 1787.

The Estates Theatre is two minutes walk from both the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.

The main season runs from September to June, when the theatre stages opera, mostly by Mozart.

In August, there is usually a special run of Don Giovanni.

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Estates Theatre in Prague
Estates Theatre in Prague
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