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The Estates Theatre

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Zhelezna 540/11, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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+420 224 901 448
18:15 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:15 - 22:00
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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Must for Mozart Groupies!

Two nights ago, I (almost) saw but certainly experienced Mozart's singspiel "Die Zauberfloete" at the Estates Theatre. Why almost? The 18th-century construction of theatre loge... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Performance of the cast and orchestra were brilliantly and the theatre was beautiful. Sadly the operations and the staff were terrible. As someone's who attends the opera regularly i was shocked by the maltreatment and rudeness we received. The tickets I bought online said the national theatre and not the estates theatre so we went to wrong the place and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Two nights ago, I (almost) saw but certainly experienced Mozart's singspiel "Die Zauberfloete" at the Estates Theatre. Why almost? The 18th-century construction of theatre loge boxes mean that only 2 of the 3 seats in the side loges give a view of the stage. I was there with a group, and most of us had the cheap "seat 3." Some... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

What an amazing theatre. This place has to be seen to be believed. We booked tickets for Marriage of Figaro months in advance, knew the history of the theatre and links to Mozart but stepping into our box and looking out into the auditorium was better than any other I've experienced. The opera was amazing too. Don't miss this place... More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I went here to see the Opera "Le nozze di Figaro." Was a little disappointed that the guests don't dress up that much. I had on a bow tie but there were many people in jeans and street clothes. Oh well. It was a great Opera and I enjoyed it. One tip: Get seats along the middle: is hard to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you plan early and order online, you can grab a couple of tickets to the opera in this beautiful theatre as used for the making of the movie Amadeus. Boxes are very reasonable compared to Western cities.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

A most beautiful theatre, lovely box with a perfect view and excellent acoustics. A very good cast with talented Czech performers. We shall go again to see Don Giovanni later in the year.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the most beautiful theatres that I have had the privilege of visiting! I love all of the individual booths, and to see Don Giovanni in where it was first performed is just amazing! Would recommend this experience to all theatre lovers. It turns out that the company I bought the tickets online from was... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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Reviewed 2 January 2017 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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Reviewed 28 December 2016

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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