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Address: Frankrijklei 3, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: 3270220202
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Opera Vlaanderen and Royal Ballet Flanders make up the largest cultural...

Opera Vlaanderen and Royal Ballet Flanders make up the largest cultural institution in Flanders. They bring the great classic opera and ballet repertoire as well as new creations of high quality by some of the world's leading artists to the widest possible audience. All the opera and ballet performances take place at the company's home theatres in Antwerp and Ghent. Prices start at €12, and we offer last minute rate for 25 years and under!

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A night at the opera

Visited yesterday evening for a production of Akhnaten. The production was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The performance was stunning and really world class and I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Tortona, Italy
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2,186 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you do not have the chance to see a performance or any other Opera show, well you can only admire the building from outside trying to get any little architectural detail. However very nice building, I guess it would be a nice experience to see some of the spectacle inside it.

Thank Magellano81
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited yesterday evening for a production of Akhnaten. The production was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The performance was stunning and really world class and I would recommend seeing anything this company does. The Opera House is well sign posted if you don't know the area and no more than a 5 minute walk from the railway station. As... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

as opera fan of course this is my fav building... beautiful architecture, art everywhere, music danse acting... what would I want more? A drink? Well during the breaks you can have a beer or champagne in the beautiful foyer. And yes! The performances are well worth buying a ticket. They have cheap tickets too... That's how I started out... top... More 

Thank JoeldeGraaf
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I am not an opera lover but The Vlaamse Opera thrills me with its visually stunning sets! A feast for the eyes and ears.

Thank RosieAntwerp
Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

the architecture of this old world splendour worth a visit but so too the performances by the Royal Ballet of Flanders and Vlaamse Opera performing Sept through June here and in Ghent

Thank Assis C
Antwerp, Belgium
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103 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

During a city trip to Antwerp, we encountered smack in the center of town the Vlaamse Opera. Gorgeous building, worthwhile a visit, even if they're nog performing. Try and visit the buffet area on the first floor & enjoy the impressive decorated ceiling

Thank Alex55_13
Gold Coast
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401 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This opera house has had its ups and downs. It is not the prettiest of opera house and it dates from early 20th century hence does not have the feel of the major opera houses of Europe. It was closed for renovations much of the last decade and when it did open the opulence expected of a major opera house... More 

Thank Eaa1947
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

£Centrally located, The opera house has a very good reputation and when you have a look at the prices, you don't have to stay outside and admire the building. At the tourist office at the Grote Markt you can also buy last-minute tickets for a performance.

Thank Els S
Antwerp, Belgium
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117 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Since several years, we are ticket holder at the Vlaamse Opera. Each time we go there, we are charmed by the architecture of the building : breathtaking! Brilliantly performed productions and a great choir ! Only one remark : the recent years there seems to be a habit to 'adapt' classical operas to modern times. No problem with that, but... More 

Thank YolandeRousseau
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Excellent productions, great building and architecture. A pleasure to the senses! Even if the venue is sold out, you can try to post yourself at the entrance, sometimes people try to sell spare tickets.

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