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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
Phone Number: +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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I came to Prague for an opera break and managed two productions - 'Don Giovanni' and The Marriage of Figaro' - in the Estates Theatre (Stavovske divaldo) where 'Don Giovanni' was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came to Prague for an opera break and managed two productions - 'Don Giovanni' and The Marriage of Figaro' - in the Estates Theatre (Stavovske divaldo) where 'Don Giovanni' was premiered. The theatre is 'hidden' away in a street near Wenceslas 'Square' but it's well signposted.The auditorium is in the 'classical' style of parterre and horseshoe tiers of boxes.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's the theatre in which Mozart premiered Don Giovanni, and is worth a visit for that reason alone. Unfortunately, the performances inside are hard to credit. I saw The Magic Flute and the singing was without conviction while the production was amateurish. A substantial portion of the audience was comprised of tourists, and this may be why the management doesn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being able to visit the Estates Theater was one of the highlights of our visit to Prague. The gentleman that guided us thru the building and then sang the Czech National Anthem was wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Ideally I would like to see Don Giovanni. I arrived in Prague a day later than the performance day. Therefore, I scored a ticket for a German play do I could experience the interior. I purchased tickets for box seats with partially obstructed view. Cozy and intimate. I can see it can be s romantic date activity. The exterior is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We managed to get tickets for a peeforamnce of Mozart's The Magic Flute. No only was the perforamnce superb but the spectacular stage production was breathe taking. If you didn;t mind craining your neck you could follow an English translation of the German libretto high above the stage. A beautiful theatre

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful and very historic theatre. They frequently have productions of various operas on stage and tickets can be obtained online on the narodni divadlo website before your visit to Prague. In contrast to ticket prices in the UK they are extremely cheap and well worth it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I managed to get a ticket 5 minutes before the performance one of the last available. It was virtually in the 1st violins but i liked that as an orchestral player myself. The theatre has great character and as a spectacle the experience was great. The singers and orchestra were exceptional despite the conductor who repeatedly set faster tempi than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We were lucky to see/hear 'Don Giovanni' in this historic, intimate theatre where the opera was first performed. The singing was excellent and the experience memorable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This theatre is amazing inside with beautiful decoration. It is not a huge theatre, but is high so I suggest that you do not book seats in the top floors. We sat in the stalls and the performance of Don Giovanni was flawless and was a pleasure to see. We knew that there were no subtitles and so familiarised ourselves... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

My husband and I attended a performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni and it was an amazing spectacle. I am not an opera fan but the whole experience was wonderful. The theatre is beautiful and the quality of the musicians is magical. Fantastic experience to hear Mozart's work played and sung in the theatre in which he conducted its premier -... More 

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