State Theatre and Opera House

State Theatre and Opera House

State Theatre and Opera House
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One of the city's primary performance centers, the State Theatre hosts opera, ballet, concerts and more.
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  • Samantha
    Wiesbaden, Germany52 contributions
    Stunning theatre in Wiesbaden
    Absolutely beautiful building! I recommend seeing a show when possible, but you can also enjoy it from outside the building. There are parks on both sides of the theatre and it is very close to downtown where the market is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Bring a picnic and bask on the lawn by the theatre. If you attend a show, I recommend formal attire to match the building's grandeur inside.
    Visited August 2020
    Written April 30, 2021
  • Alexandra
    Filderstadt, Germany147 contributions
    Amazing environment with great performance
    Amazing environment with great performance we came early before the start and enjoyed a drink in the amazing atmosphere of the Foyer. The bar serves small snacks and nice drinks in a stunning setting. The performance was powerful and on high standards. We will come again.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled with family
    Written February 29, 2020
  • tripsandfood55
    London, United Kingdom3,856 contributions
    Wiesbaden Theatre
    Constructed from 1892 to 1894 and open to the public since 1894. The theatre has four stages. The Great House (Main one with over 1k seats), the Small House (328 seats), the Studio (89 seats) and the Wartburg (136 seats). Impressive building that apparently hosts over 800 events per year.
    Visited November 2022
    Written January 11, 2023
  • Thunderbird12
    Henderson, Nevada561 contributions
    A Real Gem in Wiesbaden
    This turn-of-the-century theatre is one of the most spectacular in Germany. If you have a chance to see a performance while in Wiesbaden you are in for a treat. The acoustics are terrific and you will enjoy yourself immensely.
    Visited May 2015
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 3, 2015
  • sarahharker
    Bradford, United Kingdom15 contributions
    Enjjoy ballet or opera at State Theatre and Opera House
    If in Wiesbaden you MUST make sure you take time to visit the State Theatre and Opera House. Last month we enjoyed a performance of La Boheme and previously had been to the ballet there. The opera house is a magnificent building and the bar area at interval time is truly amazing.
    Visited October 2014
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 4, 2014
  • Judy A
    Louisiana216 contributions
    Worth the money to take in a ballet, play or opera
    I have been inside many European opera houses and this one is the most ornate that I have ever seen on the inside. Imagine being inside a Faberge egg. Still outside the front of the theater is very plain as it was damaged during WWII but the back and side of the theater is reminiscent of the glory days before the war with gorgeous statues and ornate columns. There is not a bad seat in big theater and the lobby area is beautiful. A fun place to go at intermission. I would highly recommend watching a ballet here. Currently, Cinderella and a triple bill is playing. We saw Cinderella and loved it! It is the Brother's Grimm version with a bit of humor with the dancers in ballet shoes in the first act but in pointe shoes for the second act. The triple bill will be more modern. But even if you don't like modern dance, the dancers are very, very good.The orchestra is wonderful as well. These people love what they do and it shows. A must see stop in Wiesbaden.
    Visited April 2015
    Traveled with family
    Written May 10, 2015
  • Rebekah B
    Wiesbaden, Germany10 contributions
    beautiful old theater
    My daughter's school class attended a production (I got to go along) of Peter's World Tour (It was in German, I think that is an ok translation) and it was the first time I had been inside this gorgeous building. The outside is a landmark in Wiesbaden, along side the casino and across the street from the markt platz. The interior is richly decorated, and the production we saw was excellent. Of note, what appears to be the front entrance (facing the park, they place a skating rink there around christmas time) is actually the back and everyone uses the other side which faces the casino and bowling green.
    Visited December 2012
    Traveled with family
    Written November 6, 2013
  • MichelleB1101
    Tucson, Arizona491 contributions
    Outstanding experience
    Attended a ballet here with private box seats just 2 weeks after moving to wiesbaden and we're blown away by the beauty, performance, architecture etc... outstanding. We will be going once a month for something. No lifts so be prepared for steps. Worth it and intermission experience was incredible in the magnificent ball room.
    Visited February 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 22, 2019
  • greg924
    Sunshine Coast, Australia605 contributions
    Gorgeous theatre
    Visiting Germany. Glad we could see inside this wonderful testament to opera. Pity the season didn’t have an opera performing then. Spacious and yet surprisingly intimate. Comfortable seats and gorgeous stairs, floors and ceilings. Worth the visit.
    Visited September 2017
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 24, 2017
  • Willem R
    Wiesbaden, Germany29 contributions
    Professional contemporary production of "La Traviata" in Wiesbaden State Theatre
    It is a lovely baroque theatre well maintained and allows modern productions of Opera, plays and symphony concerts. The performance of "La Traviata" was professional with contemporary props and costuming. Subtitles are screened above the stage in an unobtrusive way helping one to follow the plot. A very good choice of seating allows for taste and ones budget. A worthwhile outing.
    Visited October 2016
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2016
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Thunderbird12
Henderson, NV561 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
This turn-of-the-century theatre is one of the most spectacular in Germany. If you have a chance to see a performance while in Wiesbaden you are in for a treat. The acoustics are terrific and you will enjoy yourself immensely.
Written June 4, 2015
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sarahharker
Bradford, UK15 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
If in Wiesbaden you MUST make sure you take time to visit the State Theatre and Opera House.
Last month we enjoyed a performance of La Boheme and previously had been to the ballet there. The opera house is a magnificent building and the bar area at interval time is truly amazing.
Written November 4, 2014
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Judy A
Louisiana216 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
I have been inside many European opera houses and this one is the most ornate that I have ever seen on the inside. Imagine being inside a Faberge egg. Still outside the front of the theater is very plain as it was damaged during WWII but the back and side of the theater is reminiscent of the glory days before the war with gorgeous statues and ornate columns. There is not a bad seat in big theater and the lobby area is beautiful. A fun place to go at intermission. I would highly recommend watching a ballet here. Currently, Cinderella and a triple bill is playing. We saw Cinderella and loved it! It is the Brother's Grimm version with a bit of humor with the dancers in ballet shoes in the first act but in pointe shoes for the second act. The triple bill will be more modern. But even if you don't like modern dance, the dancers are very, very good.The orchestra is wonderful as well. These people love what they do and it shows. A must see stop in Wiesbaden.
Written May 10, 2015
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Rebekah B
Wiesbaden, Germany10 contributions
Dec 2012 • Family
My daughter's school class attended a production (I got to go along) of Peter's World Tour (It was in German, I think that is an ok translation) and it was the first time I had been inside this gorgeous building. The outside is a landmark in Wiesbaden, along side the casino and across the street from the markt platz. The interior is richly decorated, and the production we saw was excellent. Of note, what appears to be the front entrance (facing the park, they place a skating rink there around christmas time) is actually the back and everyone uses the other side which faces the casino and bowling green.
Written November 6, 2013
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MichelleB1101
Tucson, AZ491 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Attended a ballet here with private box seats just 2 weeks after moving to wiesbaden and we're blown away by the beauty, performance, architecture etc... outstanding. We will be going once a month for something. No lifts so be prepared for steps. Worth it and intermission experience was incredible in the magnificent ball room.
Written February 22, 2019
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greg924
Sunshine Coast, Australia605 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Visiting Germany. Glad we could see inside this wonderful testament to opera. Pity the season didn’t have an opera performing then. Spacious and yet surprisingly intimate. Comfortable seats and gorgeous stairs, floors and ceilings. Worth the visit.
Written December 24, 2017
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Willem R
Wiesbaden, Germany29 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
It is a lovely baroque theatre well maintained and allows modern productions of Opera, plays and symphony concerts. The performance of "La Traviata" was professional with contemporary props and costuming. Subtitles are screened above the stage in an unobtrusive way helping one to follow the plot. A very good choice of seating allows for taste and ones budget. A worthwhile outing.
Written October 18, 2016
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Mindy O
Okinawa City, Japan25 contributions
Jul 2015 • Solo
A beautiful theater inside and out. I would definitely go to a performance if you can. The tickets are very affordable and there isn't a bad seat in the house. There is a wide selection of performances too and some are in English.
Written July 29, 2015
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Tony H
Harker Heights, TX305 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
If you are into opera, stage plays, or any other staged presentations, then this is the place for you. The old-world charm oozes from every corner from the foyer to the stage. It's great.
Written September 3, 2014
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Dagmar U
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
Beautiful building masterfully kept up and maintained, within viewing distance to the Kurhaus and just a pleasure to look at. Ideally, try to purchase a ticket for a performance for the big hall (das Große Haus) which will allow you to take a look at the very rich interior. Nicely nestled in a wide park area, so enjoy a stroll through the Kurpark located behind the Kurhaus very close by.
Written August 4, 2013
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