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Prague Opera Houses


The Prague opera houses are the Prague State Opera, National Theatre and Estates Theatre.

Each has a unique cultural and architectural appeal, and together they present a wide variety of opera, ballet and classical concerts. Read our guide to the city's foremost opera houses.

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Prague State Opera


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

Extensive renovation has restored the theatre to its former glory. And it now provides a comfortable, 21st century theatre experience in historic surroundings.

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

The season runs from September to June.

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Prague State Opera
Prague State Opera

Estates Theatre


The Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo) in Prague opened in 1783, and is one of the finest historic 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 theatre stages opera performances, mainly by Mozart.

The main season runs from September to June. In August, there is sometimes an additional run of Don Giovanni.

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Estates Theatre in Prague
Estates Theatre in Prague

National Theatre


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

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

The theatre stages opera and ballet performances, 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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National Theatre in Prague
National Theatre in Prague
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