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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
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 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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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... read more

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bernard p
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Perpignan, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went to see Marriage of Figaro here since we had read good things about the venue. It definitely is a nice place to see an opera, with many guests dressing up. The theater is reportedly the location where Mozart premiered his Don Giovanni opera. It's in a convenient location not far from Wenceslas Square and a few blocks from Old... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

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 25 September 2016 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

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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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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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Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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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