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Altes Residenztheater (Cuvilliestheater)

Residenzstrasse 1 | Innenstadt, 80333 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #54 of 170 Attractions in Munich
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: The Cuvillies Theater is part of the Residenz palace complex and was built in 1751-55.  Remarkably, the gilt Rococo interior was dismantled and... more »
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149 reviews 149 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It will not take you very long to explore this theatre (unless you manage to co-incide with the Sunday tours), but it is magnificent. There is a small guide sheet in English available for free. (You may have to ask for it - the man taking our money did not offer it, but his colleague got it for us).

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It is worth visiting on a combination ticket with the Residenz and Treasury or maybe go to a concert there. It does not take long to look round because you can only visit the ground floor.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Spent 30 minutes wandering through the theater after our visit to the Residences. We found it a little hard to find (i do think we took the wrong way), Quite plain from the outside, but what a magnificent scene once you walk through the doors, We didnt have a chance to view any performances here, but could only imagine sitting... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This theatre is one of the jewels of Munich, a baroque masterpiece, part of the Residenz complex, which is quite delightful and very easy on the eyes. The acoustics are excellent, and we very much enjoyed the music, by Ravel, Shostakovich, and Beethoven, that was played by a string quartet last night. I hope some day to witness a performance... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Completing the troika of offerings at the Munich Residenz complex, the Cuvillies Theater is located a bit off the beaten path from the entryway to the palace and treasury. It requires an extra 5 minutes or so after a visit to the main complex but is sign-posted and easily found. Known as one of the more famous rococo theaters in... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

The Cuvillies Theatre in Munich's Residenz is one of the loveliest in Europe. It must be Munich's most elegant and elaborately adorned interior. The Electoral (royal) Box is particularly graceful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I included this as part of the Combo ticket for the Residenz and Treasury tours. But there is not much to it - see attached picture - what you see is what you see.

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We didnt understand why we have to paid extra for this theatre. We bought a combined ticket with the Residenzmuseum and Schatzkammer. The theatre was nice but we were not allowed to walk anywhere except the base audience seats. It was okay to visit but did not really worth to pay for it.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The theatre itself probably outshines whateve is being presented. Really wonderful!

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

If you visit the Residenz, you have to pay a lot extra to see the Theater. Not worth the money. The place is nice and all, but really, it's nothing more than that.

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