Bühne des Nationaltheaters (Foto: Wilfried Hösl)
Bühne des Nationaltheaters (Foto: Wilfried Hösl)

Tours through the Nationaltheater

Discover a new side to the Munich opera by taking a tour of the Nationaltheater. The tour is full of essential facts about the various goings-on in the theatre as well as all the hard work that needs to be done before we can say: “Curtains up!” You’ll hear interesting stories about the architecture, and the famous people who’ve influenced the opera house over the last 350 years. The tour includes the Royal Hall, the Ionic Hall, the auditorium and, depending on availability, the stage area.

Tours through the Nationaltheater take place several times a week (dates below) at 2pm and last around 60 minutes.

  • Meeting Place
    Nationaltheater North Entrance at Marstallplatz
  • Tickets
    at € 10,- (School-children/Students € 5,-) can be purchased at the Opera shop next to the Box Office at Marstallplatz 5 (Opening times: Monday until Saturday from 10am to 7pm).
  • The number of places is limited to 25 persons.


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Children’s Tours

On a tour through the Nationaltheater, children can take their first sneaky peek behind the scenes and dip their toe into the magical world of opera and ballet! Along with a personal discovery the tour will awaken their love of opera, dance and music.


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Group tours and exclusive individual tours

Along with the public tours at 2pm, the Bayerische Staatsoper also offers group tours and exclusive tours for individuals at special dates and times. Each tour should be arranged in advance on the phone. The group prices are € 150,- for adults and families and € 75,- for school groups (maximum 25 persons).

These special tours are only for closed groups, the date and time of which should be agreed via prior arrangement, and last around 60 minutes. 

We also offer night-time tours after a performance. These exclusive tours last around 45 minutes and allow you to take a peek behind the scenes. These tours are only available for closed groups who have made previous arrangements with the opera house and only in conjunction with a performance on the same evening.
The group price is € 180,- (max. 25 persons).

Group tours are available in English, German, Italian, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Chinese and Russian.

Information and bookings of group tours can made on T +49.(0)89.21 85 10 25.

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Meet People

To learn more about the world of opera, particularly the people who keep the performances running, we offer the following special event. Starting with an exclusive tour of the Bayerische Staatsoper, which includes access to areas of the theatre not open to the public, and going on to give you background information about the history of the opera house, the absolute highlight of the event is meeting members of the company, who will share their interesting “behind the scenes” jobs with you at a world-famous opera house (such as the Artist Management Department), thus providing a very special insight into the world of opera. The group price is € 350,00 (max. 25 persons; School-children/ Students € 250,-) for two hour guiding and "meet people".

Also as a special highlight, we also offer a Operator Tour. After a tour of the Nationaltheater you have the opportunity to meet a member of the Royal Brewey Odelzhausen, whose created a special strong beer to celebrate the reopening of the Nationaltheater in 1963. During the tasting, you will hear anecdotes about the history and founding of the Operator. The Operator Tour lasts around 60 minutes. The group price is € 280,00 (max. 25 persons).

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Please note that beginning with our 2016/17 season, we will have new tour prices:

  • Tickets for public adult tours will be available for €10,- (Pupils and students reduced, €5,-).
  • Tickets for public childrens' tours (Maestro Margarini and Opera Adventure) are available for children at €5,-.
  • The group tarif for adult and family group tours is €150,-.
  • Tarif for pupils and students: €75,-.
  • Group price for a night tour following a performance is 180,-€.
  • The costs for a Meet People tour at €350,-.