Cuvilliés Theatre – Munich (Residence)

Picture: Interior

The theatre was built from 1751 to 1755 under Elector Max III Joseph from plans by François Cuvilliés the Elder. Numerous magnificent productions of baroque operas were staged here, including the premiere of Mozart's "Idomeneo" in 1781.

Although the building was destroyed in the Second World War, the tiers of boxes had previously been removed and stored for safe-keeping outside Munich: by 1958 they had been reincorporated in another building, in the Apothekenstock (Apothecary Block) of the Residence on the Brunnenhof (Fountain Courtyard). This european work of art, a jewel of court Rococo, can thus be appreciated again today in all its former splendour.

Residence Museum
Munich Court Garden



Further information you will find on

| top |

Object information:

Responsible administrative office

Verwaltung der
Residenz München
Residenzstraße 1
80333 München
Telefon 089 29067-1
Fax 089 29067-225

Opening hours

April-28 July:
Mon-Sat: 2 pm-6 pm
Sundays and public holidays:
9 am-6 pm (last entry: 5 pm)
29 July-10 September:
daily 9 am-6 pm
(last entry: 5 pm)
11 September-15 October:
Mon-Sat: 2 pm-6 pm
Sundays and public holidays:
9 am-6 pm (last entry: 5 pm)
16 October-March:
Mon-Sat: 2 pm-5 pm
Sundays and public holidays:
10 am-5 pm (last entry: 4 pm)

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

General information on opening times and admission charges

Admission charges 2016

3.50 euros regular
2.50 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(Residence Museum/ Treasury/ Cuvilliés Theatre)
13 euros regular
10.50 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Access via ramp, toilet for the disabled available

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Pfälzer Residenzweinstube
Telefon 089 225628

Welser Kuche
Residenzstraße 27
Telefon 089 296973

Schumann's Bar am Hofgarten
Odeonsplatz 6/7
Telefon 089 229060

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:


Public transport with nearest stop:

"Odeonsplatz" or "Marienplatz"

Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Odeonsplatz",
tram to "Nationaltheater"

Parking space:

Underground parking at "Max-Joseph-Platz"

| top |