A tour through the Nationaltheater gives you the opportunity to discover opera from a new perspective. It offers interesting information on the various processes in the house and about the work that is need to be done before we can say “curtain up”! You’ll learn wonderful facts about the architecture and the personalities that have shaped the house over its 350-year history. The tour includes a visit to the Königssaal, the Ionic Halls, the auditorium and the stage area where possible (i.e. if it’s not being used).

Please feel free to contact our Visitor Communication office any time you have questions:
[email protected]
+49 89 21 85 10 25
Our availability: Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer English-language tours until July. Guided tours in German will again take place on Sundays at 2 pm.

•    Meeting point
Nationaltheater’s Freunde-Foyer (North entrance, Alfons-Goppel-Straße)
•    Tickets
at  10 euro (discounted for pupils/students 5 euro) are available at our opera shop in the box office hall at Marstallplatz 5 (hours: Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.).
•    The number of participants for a tour is limited to 25.

Along with our regular guided tours through the Nationaltheater, we also have special programmes on offer.
The number of participants for special tours is currently limited to 14 due to the pandemic. Because of the current limited numbers, the price for an exclusive private tour is 100 euro and 50 euro for pupils/students.

Special tours can be booked individually at :
[email protected]
+49 89 21 85 10 25

Kids can absorb the atmosphere of the opera on special tours through the Nationaltheater and experience their first contact with the world of music and ballet with a look behind the scenes. Along with giving them an opportunity to discover the theatre, we want to inspire a love of opera, dance and music in them.

You’ll find details on our tours for children at

For a family excursion or a company event, we offer exclusive private tours in German, English, Italian, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Chinese and Russian.
To provide our visitors a fuller insight into the Bayerische Staatsoper’s work we also offer tours in our workshops in Poing, which include, for example, the paint shop, the interior decorators, the joinery shop and other exciting workshops. At individually arranged times we offer this tour for closed groups in the afternoon.
After a visit to a performance we offer night tours through the Nationaltheater. These exclusive tours last about 45 minutes and provide you with a look behind the scenes to find out what happens once the curtain falls after a show. Times will be agreed on individually. This special offer can only be booked for closed groups and only in combination with a performance visit beforehand. The group price is 180 euro (max. 25 people).

Please note: Night tours are currently not possible due to the pandemic.

We offer the following programme so visitors can learn more about the world of opera and in particular about the people that keep everything up and running: It starts with a tour through the Bayerische Staatsoper where access is provided to areas that would not normally be accessible to the public. You will hear some background information and anecdotes about the history of the house. The highlight of this programme is meeting a member of staff who tells you all about their work “behind the scenes”, e.g. in the artistic operations office or in the orchestra, and therefore enables a truly special insight into the world of opera.
Because of the currently limited numbers, the price for a Meet People tour is 250 euro and 150 euro for pupils/students.