Object description:

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.

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Residence Museum
Munich Court Garden

Are you interested in the Cuvilliés Theatre as an event space? You can find information here.



Further information and tips for visitors can be found at


Residenzstraße 1
80333 München
Telefon 089 29067-1

Information for visitors/ COVID-19

For a visit to our sights, the 2G plus rule applies at present.

Here you will find further information and FAQ.

Opening hours

24 March-30 July:
Mon-Sat: 2 pm-6 pm
Sundays and public holidays:
9 am-6 pm
(last entry: 5 pm)
31 July-5 September:
9 am-6 pm (last entry: 5 pm)
6 September-15 October:
Mon-Sat: 2 pm-6 pm
Sundays and public holidays:
9 am-6 pm
(last entry: 5 pm)
16 October-23 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 2021

5 euros regular
4 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(Residence Museum + Treasury + Cuvilliés Theatre)
17 euros regular
14.50 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Detailed information at www.residenz-muenchen.de

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Pfälzer Residenzweinstube
Telefon 089 225628

Frank Weinbar
Residenzstraße 1
Telefon 089 23237492,

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"

Responsible administrative office

Verwaltung der
Residenz München
Residenzstraße 1
80333 München
Telefon 089 29067-1
Fax 089 29067-225
ResidenzMuenchen@ bsv.bayern.de

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