The Opera House, built between 1746 and 1750, is one of the few remaining 18th-century theatre buildings in europe. The interior of this theatre with its tiers of boxes, made entirely of wood, was designed by Guiseppe Galli Bibiena from Bologna, the most important theatre architect of his day.
The Margravial Opera House was added to UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2012.
Margravine Wilhelmine, a sister of Friedrich der Große (Frederick the Great), was very involved in the theatre, writing plays, composing and acting, and was director of the court opera from 1737.
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World Heritage Site Margravial Opera House Bayreuth
To ensure the preservation of the Margravial Opera House, the Bavarian Palace Department is currently comprehensively restoring this Bayreuth World Heritage site. However, there is still an opportunity for visitors to see the opera house while the work is in progress. An information centre that has been set up in the foyer building illustrates the various features of the interior and shows how it is being preserved for future generations. The auditorium itself will however remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future.
9 m-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.
2.50 euros regular
2 euros reduced
Overview about all admission charges and opening hours
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