Cuvilliés-Theater information

Munich , Germany
Residenzstrasse 1
Getting there
Tram: Nationaltheater
adult/concession/under 18yr €3.50/2.50/free
Opening hours
2-6pm Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm Sun Apr-Jul & Sep–mid-Oct, 9am-6pm daily Aug, 2-5pm Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun Nov-Mar
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Commissioned by Maximilian III in the mid-18th century, François Cuvilliés fashioned one of Europe's finest rococo theatres. Famous for hosting the premiere of Mozart's opera Idomeneo , the theatre was restored to its former glory by means of a restoration in the mid-naughties, and its stage once again hosts high-brow musical and operatic performances.

Access is limited to the auditorium, where you can take a seat and admire the four tiers of loggia (galleries), dripping with rococo embellishment, at your leisure.