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The Estates Theatre

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Zelezna 540/11, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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+420 224 901 448
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Estates Theatre is one of the most beautiful historical theatre...

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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5 Stars. Booked in the summer to see The Magic Flute late December. Collected tickets from the box office which contained, possibly, the least happiest person in all of Prague... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 Stars. Booked in the summer to see The Magic Flute late December. Collected tickets from the box office which contained, possibly, the least happiest person in all of Prague. Her aside, the theatre is lovely from the outside and nothing short of stunning inside. We were 4 rows from the orchestra......look, I'm not writing anymore, just go and be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On my trip to see where Mozart spent his final years at Bertramka, I was very pleased to get tickets in town for what was a truly incredible evening. Firstly, Don Giovanni was FIRST PERFORMED here back in the day in this beautiful small horseshoe shaped opera house. This makes matters slightly more profound. Looking down at the front side... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And the small but opulent Estates Theatre was the ideal way to do it. Mozart himself conducted his operas here. We took our friends who are not opera devotees, but they loved the experience. If you're only ever going to attend the opera once, this is a great place to do it

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the Estates Theatre with our Tauck guide. Then we had inside guide who told us the history of the theater. The theater is a working one with performances in dramas, ballet and opera. Operas focus on the works of Mozart. The theater is a beauty. I did not have my camera with me so not photos but Tripadvisor... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We have been to see two productions in this theatre, Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro, both productions suited this intemit chamber opera house. On both occasions we booked on the day and couldn't have wished for better seats; bang centre stalls to the rear just on the rise, therefore we had a clear view of the stage. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Amazing building where Mozart himself conducted. Saw Don Giovanni was an interesting adaptation of the work. Music was very good. Great evening

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We went to see Mozart's Don Giovanni, the whole experience was superb from start to finish, not just the opera itself but the staff who are friendly and very efficient. Stepping into this amazingly beautiful and historic theatre sends tingles down your spine - to think that Mozart himself premiered his opera there in 1787 is mind blowing. Check out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The Estates Theatre has been famously linked to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is here that Mozart unveiled the opera Don Giovanni. The film Amadeus that chronicles his life is also filmed here. You can take a guided tour through the National Theatre (administrator of the Estates) for CZK200. The statue of the Commendatore, a key character in Mozart’s opera, located on the outside of the Estates... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

I attended Mozart's Don Giovanni in this theatre, where Mozart created this opera. I was sitting in the first row, perhaps where Mozart was sitting during the rehearsals.? Orchestra, conductor and singers where more than excellent (Czech distribution). Three hours without noticing it. In a dream! Unfortunately this evening, a very "heavy, stodgy" audience. Many businessmen from different countries "brought"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Our cousin, Prague citizen, surprised us with tickets to the ballet "Valmont" in October. It was amazing. My only negative was that our corner box seats did not afford a view of the entire stage. But that was a minimal distraction. The theater is beautiful and small. The show was amazing. If you get a chance, catch a show!

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