Prague State Opera House
The lavishly decorated neo-rococo building was opened on 5th January 1888 as the German Theatre, changing its name to the Smetana Theatre after World War II, before finally becoming the Prague State Opera House.
One of three venues for opera in Prague (the others being the National Theatre and the Estates Theatre), most State Opera performances are from the Italian repertoire - Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi and Puccini - with the occasional inclusion of Russian, German and French oeuvres each season. The venue is extremely popular and advance booking is advisable and often essential.
Monday to Friday - 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
and one hour before each performance
Advance booking through BTI (Bohemia Ticket International) at:
Malé námestí 13, Prague 1 Tel: +42 (02) 2422 7832 or 2423 7727
Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Na Príkope 16, Prague 1 Tel: +42 (02) 2421 5031
Monday to Friday - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm