State Opera
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 State Opera building is currently under reconstruction. During the time of its closure, you can see Opera and Ballet performances on the other National Theatre stages.
Suggested 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 • 5 min walk
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Lucy
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We booked our tickets for La Traviata on the spur of the moment (less than 24hrs beforehand) and still secured good seats. As the Arts in Prague are heavily subsidised the tickets felt ridiculously cheap. My partner is a reluctant opera goer but the performance blew him (& me) away. The set and costumes were simple but effective which allowed us to focus on the sublime voices. They were divine! This opera house is an incredibly ornate and intimate venue which really added to our enjoyment. I suggest pre booking your drinks at intermission to avoid the long lines. The only down side to the evening was we were constantly scowled at and looked down upon by the nicely dressed but poorly mannered old ladies in our row for our casual attire (we’ve been travelling for 4 months and have no space for ball gowns & black tie in our packs). If you’re planning your trip ahead slip in some heels and a bow tie or be ready to cope with feeling uncomfortable!
Written May 28, 2022
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niamh
Donegal Town, Ireland142 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was a wonderful experience. I'd never attended the opera before. Booked tickets online for La Traviata a few days before. Got 2 seats in a box for around €23 each, so cheap. Friendly welcoming staff to show you to your seat etc. Glass of sparkling wine beforehand in the bar (approx €4 per glass) wish I'd known we could have rented opera glasses for €1! If I'm ever lucky enough to go back I'll do so just for the fun of it.
We shared the box with 3 others and even chatted with the neighbours in the box beside, before and after the performance. The surtitles are very helpful as I wouldn't really have been able to follow the story. Exquisite singing and on the odd occasion when my mind wandered I gazed at the beautiful decor, the place is gorgeous. Felt safe walking back to our hotel at 10pm. What a fabulous experience, I'll remember it forever
Written September 21, 2022
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Debbie W
85 contributions
Oct 2022
Had a wonderful evening watching La fil mal gardee - a comedy ballet. The opera house is beautiful, Although the individual screens for each seat were useful, I found they obscured my view a little. Well priced for a State Opera performance compared with other capital cities.
Written November 1, 2022
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carold54
Blackpool, UK90 contributions
Mar 2020
Having never experienced Opera before, my husband and I decided to give it a try on our recent visit. We couldn't believe how easy it was to choose tickets on line and how reasonable the prices were. We decided that even if the Opera did not appeal, it was well worth the money to have the opportunity to see inside this beautifully renovated building. We were not disappointed on both counts - Fidalio was good and the building is stunning. We felt like royalty sitting in a box! There was also no problem with understanding as there were subtitles at the top of the stage. Another point to note, although many people did dress for the occasion, smart casual was fine too.
Written March 10, 2020
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MemoriesHoarder
New York City, NY200 contributions
Oct 2021
Puts our opera houses to shame. Despite retaining all the intricate details of the original design, it has been updated with ipads at every seat so that not only can you read the lyrics but you can actually browse through features like upcoming performances. Saw Traviata. Great production. Great acoustics.
Written August 7, 2022
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DutchDutch
Haaksbergen, The Netherlands35 contributions
Feb 2020
The opera house was closed for several years but has opened again after a thorough rejuvenation programme. Obviously the top opera house in Czech republic and the ideal place for a truly special evening out. Really high quality performances. Guests are very well dressed for the occasion, which gives it all a festive look.
Written February 16, 2020
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Rachel Ford
Dallas, TX91 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
$45 for front row which I really appreciated. The singers were just ok but the orchestra were PHENOMENAL. We saw La Traviata and the overture was so clean and haunting you would have thought you and the concert master were in a soundproofed room by yourselves.
They have little screens with handbag hooks in the seats and you can follow along to the words in many languages...but you’re there to hear it in its native language so I didn’t use my screen.
Written January 26, 2020
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UkTraveljunky
London, UK269 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
A must see when in Prague.
Booked our tickets last minute for La Traviata.
Dress code: It wasn’t my first visit, I was surprised how many people were dressed very casually, some in jeans. I am not uptight about dress code, just on my previous visits people were dressed in full evening gala.
Bar: there are no restaurants in the theatre, only bars. You can buy canapé style sandwiches
Seating: stalls are not elevated, but auditorium is relatively small. You should be able to see from most of the seats. Avoid 2nd row in boxes, you might be abstracted by people seating in front of you.
We sat on 1st balcony and had grand view of the stage. Perfect for me. Watch out for couple of seats on 1st balcony with obstructed view.
Theatre itself is worth a visit. Allow yourself enough time to to peruse.
Written October 15, 2021
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JMANSFIELD_11
Birmingham, UK183 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
My brother brought us tickets to see swan lake. Venue is beautiful. We have seats on the 1st balcony. One seat had restricted view which wasnt that bad. As the opera house is not as big as others I have visited so stage not too far away. We had drinks before it started. As we are from the uk our restriction are a bit less strict as they are in Prague. Luckily we had our covid passport with us for entry. But was totally unaware we would have to wear our masks for the whole ballet. Which was hard going so please be aware of this. If you didnt know already. But a beautiful night
Written November 15, 2021
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Juli H
Cedar Rapids, IA225 contributions
When you are tired of walking the castles or sitting at the Cafe in Old Town and a long night of eating Czech food is not the ticket, try a ticket to the Opera. The State Opera house is opulent and the performances vary depending on the night. Our tickets were for Don Quixote. The experience was so much fun (box seats were inexpensive and quite comfortable). The opera? Not so good but we were there for the experience of Opera first and foremost. There are two excellent theaters in Prague. Between the National Theater and the State Opera, it looks as if you would have a nice selection of classics.
Written July 16, 2010
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