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
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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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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  • vatravelingbug
    Arlington, Virginia374 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun. Don't Miss.
    It's amazing to be attending a Mozart opera in the same spot where Mozart himself conducted Don Giovanni. We attended the Magic Flute and the opera was fun but just being in that spectacular setting was the real thrill. It is a beautiful building instilled with history and class. Might be the highlight of our visit to Prague.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 3, 2023
  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia55,601 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old theatre building
    The Estates Theatre is located behind the Charles University Buildings and the Old Town Square and was built during the late 18th century. It is one of the oldest theatres in Europe tha still used as such and was closely linked to Mozart during his stays in Prague. A well maintained and attractive building.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 15, 2024
  • Jayjay
    London, United Kingdom89 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Theatre - Mediocre Performance of The Barber Of Seville
    We really went to experience a Mozart Opera in this historic and stunning theatre. We were not disappointed with the theatre. The performance was okay and far from the best with average singers, not much humour or fun, quite static with little movement, and a school production style set. It was worth it for the experience. The don't seem to attract big name singers and have a regular company that swaps roles between the theatres.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 16, 2024
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james f
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
What a great experience seeing Don Giovanni.
Buying from the venue direct ensures the best value ticket.
Able to check your coat into the clock room.I did see a couple of ladies slip into dress shoes and leave there winter boots in the cloakroom.
Was just under £10 for a glass of wine and a programme in English.
There is a screen with subtitles in Czech and English above the stage.
Great to see an audience enjoying the performance without feeling a need to record and video it.
Written March 2, 2023
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MemoriesHoarder
New York City, NY205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
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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vatravelingbug
Arlington, VA403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It's amazing to be attending a Mozart opera in the same spot where Mozart himself conducted Don Giovanni. We attended the Magic Flute and the opera was fun but just being in that spectacular setting was the real thrill. It is a beautiful building instilled with history and class. Might be the highlight of our visit to Prague.
Written November 3, 2023
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Jayjay
London, UK72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We really went to experience a Mozart Opera in this historic and stunning theatre. We were not disappointed with the theatre. The performance was okay and far from the best with average singers, not much humour or fun, quite static with little movement, and a school production style set. It was worth it for the experience. The don't seem to attract big name singers and have a regular company that swaps roles between the theatres.
Written April 16, 2024
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia50,791 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Estates Theatre is located behind the Charles University Buildings and the Old Town Square and was built during the late 18th century.

It is one of the oldest theatres in Europe tha still used as such and was closely linked to Mozart during his stays in Prague.

A well maintained and attractive building.
Written March 15, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

IcyApple
Mosman, Australia188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
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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Nicola W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We attended the theatre to see Leonce and Lena. A wonderful production!

The theatre was absolutely stunning! The staff were lovely and friendly. The theatre was immaculate. And the show was immense.

An entirely breathtaking experience all round; aided by a stunning backdrop of bewitching blue decor!
Written April 7, 2023
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1205
Estes Park, CO47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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JoyousTravelers
Norcross, GA329 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • 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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