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Altes Residenztheater (Cuvilliestheater)

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Address: Residenzstrasse 1 | Innenstadt, 80333, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: 49-89-21851940
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Beautiful place, nice foyer and theater. Went there for a quartet performance, which was awesome. Arrive early to check your place correctly. It's kinda tricky find your chair... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place, nice foyer and theater. Went there for a quartet performance, which was awesome. Arrive early to check your place correctly. It's kinda tricky find your chair in the lodges. It's also hard to find the place using google maps, once they have different theaters one close to each other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We visited in December 2014 and were the only people in the theater during our visit. It doesn't take long to stop in and have a look around. Entrance fee is included in your Residenz ticket, but hours are different so check before you go.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

First the theater. It was destroyed during the bombing raids of the Second World War, but the interior had been removed and was reinstalled in the reconstructed building. So, what you see is mostly what was there before. Up close, the original hall decorations are surprisingly crude. Still, it is a cozy venue with few bad seats. The performance we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Located in a wing of the Residenz Palace (Odeonsplatz subway), this theater was the former court theater, built by Francois de Cuvillies in the Bavarian Rococo style. In the interior it is decorated in red and gold. It is not a big theather, but it is a nice one. I suggest to buy a combined ticket for Residenz, Treasure and... More 

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Beautiful example of rococo style, built in the 18th century. It is worth to add the visit to the theater if your are going to the Residenz or the Treasury but I would not make it all the way to this area of Munich just to visit the Theater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We only went here on a day visit and didn't see any performances, but just the experience of seeing this totally elaborate, gold and red rococo theatre is a must see site. Even the curtains are carved and gilded wood. Just a feast for the eyes, and a window into the wealth and power of the Wittlesbach family. Gorgeous, gorgeous!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Picture perfect this was the best part of Munich for me! Picture Ludvig II having a private viewing of a favourite opera. Indulgence at its best! Aahhhh!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Golden decoration and red seats. Absolutely gorgeus. Most probably one of the nicest rococo theater on the world. And it has a very good acustics too!

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I went to the Festspiel Konzert - with great young singers and a pianist - all very accomplished. The theatre is hidden in the back of the old king's palace (Das Residenz). It is all red and gold and very ornate. Seats very cheap 23.50 euros) but comfortable; acoustics good too. IT IS A SPECIAL PLACE - UNIQUE. A privilege... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

This place is small - it's just one glass covered court yard and a small theatre, but it's just so amazingly beautiful. I spent an hour here waiting to get it myself for that one perfect picture, and it was totally worth it. Also visit The Residence Museum in the same complex.

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