The Estates Theatre
The Estates Theatre
4.5
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
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The Estates Theatre is one of the most beautiful historical theatre buildings in Europe. It has been part of the National Theatre since 1920. The Opera, Drama and Ballet ensembles give repertory performances at the Estates Theatre.
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Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • bridge • 4 min walk
  • national Ave • 7 min walk
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AngelaBoniface
Edinburgh, UK66 contributions
We enjoyed a wonderful production of The Magic Flute. The ensemble cast were excellent and the way Mozart was woven into the action on stage was delightful.
We were lucky enough to have box 10 on the first balcony and the view was absolutely superb. The box seats cost less than half of the price we paid for stall seats to see Magic Flute in Edinburgh.
The building is breathtaking and it is, at times, overwhelming to remember that Mozart himself conducted opera here.
If you visit Prague seeing opera here is a must.
Written February 16, 2020
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MemoriesHoarder
New York City, NY193 contributions
The only bluish grey theatre I've ever been to -- absolutely drop dead gorgeous! The blue color is so unique. The carvings and gilding, so pretty. And that's not even considering the history! That Mozart conducted Don Giovanni for the first time centuries ago in this house is so heart warming. Creates a magical connection with history and all that is good in humankind. I was fortunate to see the very same opera that he debuted here. Production was fantastic. Acoustics were great. Price was amazing for a box seat.
Written August 8, 2022
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Rachel W
16 contributions
Friends
Went as a treat for something to do in Prague as London prices are so expensive. Comparatively much cheaper and we had a box for 4 people, felt very luxurious. The set and costumes were fantastical and took my breath away as did the Queen of the Night’s breathtaking arias. Had English and Czech subtitles which helped but sometimes distracted from what was going on on stage. I wanted to watch the stage and watch the orchestra and so got a little lost with story. We were sometimes shocked by Mozart’s sexism/ racism but this was written a few centuries ago. Perhaps the script needs updating a little...?! All in all excellent artistry and great theatrics.
Written February 2, 2020
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Onleaveagain
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK7,620 contributions
This stunning building is located not far from one end of Wenceslas Square. Built-in the late eighteenth century it now features opera, ballet, and theatre. We visited as part of our guided walking tour of Prague so only had time to view the exterior. When we next visit we will certainly plan to see the inside as it looks magnificent. Attached to the front corner of the theatre is a haunting hooded statue by Anna Chromy called Il Commendatore and is also known as the Cloak Of Conscience & Tolerance. It commemorates Mozart’s premiere of Don Giovanni in 1787.
Written August 21, 2020
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Inspire587709
786 contributions
Mozart presented Don Giovanni in this small, beautiful theater that still functions as opera house. Box seats look amazing. Outside is charming (and bit creepy) Il Commendatore.
Written January 5, 2020
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IcyApple
Mosman, Australia176 contributions
I went to the ballet Trial of Kafka. I wished to see one of Mozzart's works but none was on during my stay. Recommend booking your tickets ahead of time. I personally prefer the National theatre if you have time to go to one.
Written January 8, 2020
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1205
Estes Park, CO46 contributions
The Estates Theater has been beautifully restored and during the summer often presents Mozart's Don Giovanni in a production faithful to its October 29, 1787 premiere. We were concerned that this would be a "tourist attraction," but instead found the quality of the musicans, costumes and sets to be excellent - keeping in mind that it was done in a style popular in the 18th century! We purchased tickets in front of the theater two days before, but could have purchased decent seats even at the last minute. At the box office, discounts were offered for certain types of seating. We sat in the first gallery in the exact center. Our seats were quite cramped. I would recommend sitting lower. The boxes with movable chairs in the 1st and 2nd balconies looked nice and were the same (discounted) price. There is an intermission in which beverages and small snacks are available. The opera is in Italian, but we looked up the libretto (story) on the internet in advance and had no problem following the story. They also sell a souvenir program with the story in English. We're not usually opera fans, but we thorougly enjoyed this 18th century experience!
Written July 30, 2008
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Neevil
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
We went to the Estates Theatre to see Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' . I don't know much about opera but this production was fun and interesting and the theatre itself is beautiful. You really get a feeling of the history of the place. It was an absolute honour to go and I would highly recommend it to anyone with even a passing interest in Mozart (Don Giovanni debuted there) or opera in general.
Written March 15, 2006
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Nokas
Cascais, Portugal199 contributions
This is a special place: Mozart premiered here his opera Don Giovanni.
If you go to Prague you must attend a show at the Estates' Theater - it is so beautiful and well preserved! And because it is relatively small you will feel like you're inside the most amazing music-box!
The prices are very affordable: I paid 900 Kc for Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro". (A tip: buy directly at the box-office, it's cheaper than on the ticket-selling sites and they have many more tickets there).
Pay attention to the hours of the shows: in Prague almost all shows start at 19:00 (7 pm) and never after 20:30 (8:30 pm).
Written September 18, 2007
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JoyousTravelers
Norcross, GA329 contributions
Family
We celebrated Christmas in Praha and had the privilege to see the traditional Czech Chorea Bohemica at the Estates Theater. The performance was fabulous - but our seats were not. If you're purchasing tickets at this theater, avoid Gallerie I and II. These are literally so high in the theater that you have to crane your neck over to see the stage. You cannot see the screen and will not enjoy the show unless it's simply a piano or violin concert. The best seats are the balcony boxes which are intimate and lovely. Book balcony tickets only here. Balcony boxes are even better than the main floor seating.
Written December 24, 2014
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