GUIDED TOURS

A guided tour through the Nationaltheater gives you the opportunity to discover the opera from a new perspective. It offers an insight on the various processes behind the scenes and the work that needs to be done before the curtain rises! You’ll learn facts about the architecture and the personalities that have shaped the Bayerische Staatsoper during its more than 350-year existence. The tour includes a visit to the Königssaal, the Ionic Halls, the auditorium and – if possible and not in use - the stage area.

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.

DATES
English tours take place in irregular time intervals parallel to the German guided tours.

All dates for upcoming tours can be found in our calendar. A maximum of four tickets per person can be purchased per tour. If you would like to visit the National Theatre with more people, you are welcome to book a private group tour by individual appointment.

Meeting point: Nationaltheater Freunde-Foyer (North Entrance, Alfons-Goppel-Strasse)

  • Duration: approx. 60 minutes
  • Tickets at € 10 (reduced rate for pupils/students € 5) are available in the opera store in the ticket hall at Marstallplatz 5 (opening hours Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.) or online via our webshop.
  • The number of participants per group is limited to 25.

OPEN TOURS
The Bayerische Staatsoper and the Bayerische Staatsballett offer open tours of the National Theatre several times a month at 2 pm. During the ballet tour "Platzl special", the rehearsal house at Platzl 7 is also visited after a visit to the National Theatre. English tours and children's tours take place at irregular intervals parallel to the German opera tours.

Please note that our children's tours are exclusively for children aged 5 and over. There is a parallel adult tour for parents. 

All dates for upcoming tours can be found in the calendar. A maximum of four tickets per person can be purchased per tour. If you would like to visit the National Theatre with several people, you are welcome to book a private group tour by individual appointment.

OPERA GUIDE

  • Meeting point: Nationaltheater Freunde-Foyer (North Entrance, Alfons-Goppel-Strasse)
  • Duration: approx. 60 minutes
  • Tickets at € 10 (reduced rate for pupils/students € 5) are available in the opera store in the ticket hall at Marstallplatz 5 (opening hours Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.) or online via our webshop.
  • The number of participants per group is limited to 25.


BALLET TOUR "PLATZL SPEZIAL"

  • Meeting point: North Entrance/Freunde-Foyer
  • Duration: approx. 90 minutes
  • Tickets at € 18 (reduced rate for students € 10) are available in the opera store in the ticket hall at Marstallplatz 5 (opening hours Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.) or online via our webshop.
  • The number of participants per group is limited to 20.
  • Visit to the National Theatre, State Halls, Auditorium, with information on the history of ballet in Munich and the Bayerisches Staatsballett, short guided tour of the rehearsal building of the Bayerisches Staatsballett at Platzl 7, tour of the stage/understage and visit to a studio rehearsal at Platzl depending on availability.

BALLET TOUR
Our ballet tour gives dance enthusiasts an insight into the history of the Munich company and ballet. The tour takes you through the National Theatre, its state rooms and, subject to availability, backstage.  Please note that the rehearsal building of the Bayerisches Staatsballett at Platzl 7 can only be visited as part of our open guided tours "Ballett Platzl spezial", which take place approximately once a month. There are no rehearsal visits as part of the ballet tour in the National Theatre.

please note that ballet tours can only be offered in german

 

Private TOURS
Along with our regular guided tours through the Nationaltheater, we also offer private tours on various topics.
The number of participants for private tours is limited to 25. The price for an exclusive private tour is 150 euro and 75 euro for pupils/students.

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

TOURS FOR CHILDREN
Kids can experience the atmosphere of the opera and get a view behind the scenes in private tours through the Nationaltheater. We want to give the children an opportunity to discover the theatre, and evoke a love for opera, dance and music in them.

More details on our children programme you’ll find at www.staatsoper.de/kind-und-co

EXCLUSIVE GROUP TOURS
For a family excursion or a company event, we offer exclusive private tours in German, English, Italian, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Chinese and Russian.
 
TOURS THROUGH THE WORKSHOPS IN POING
We offer private tours at our workshops in Poing to provide our visitors a better insight into the work of the Bayerische Staatsoper. This guided tour includes the paint shop, the workplace of our interior decorators, the joinery shop and other exciting workshops. We offer this guided tour solely for closed groups in the afternoon.
 
NIGHT TOURS
After your visit of a performance we offer late night tours through the Nationaltheater. These exclusive tours last about 45 minutes and provide 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 private groups and only in combination with a performance visit beforehand. The group price is 180 euro (max. 25 people).

MEET PEOPLE
If you want to learn more about the world of the opera and in particular about the people that keep everything up and running we offer a Meet people tour: 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 our 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.
The price for a Meet People tour is 350 euro and 125 euro for pupils/students.

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