It´s time for indoor adventures! Transport yourself through music, dance and various other performances this autumn/winter 2017-2018 season.
Not only do all of the following architectural wonders provide us with significant historical perspective, but continue to this day to amaze and entertain us. Here are some of the more popular venues in Munich to enjoy opera, ballet, classical music, musicals and other performances.
Munich Opera & Ballet Venues
Bayerische Staatsoper – The National Theater is a gem in itself. The largest opera house in Germany boasts a cultural history surpassing 350 years. Tours take place almost daily. Check tour prices and schedules here. As for upcoming operas and ballets, book your tickets now. They sell out quickly. I´ve already purchased tickets for the highly anticipated Anna Karenina. Can´t wait!
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz – This recently renovated theater in the district of Isarvorstadt had been closed since 2012. We can finally revel in the majesty of its architecture once more, as well as enjoy its extensive and diverse Programme for the 2017/2018 season.
Gasteig – The Gasteig is always full of surprises. It not only houses the headquarters for the Munich Volkshochschule (the Adult education center in Munich), the State Library, but is home to the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and hosts many other diverse events throughout the entire year.
Deutsches Theater – Built in 1896, this theater staged popular comedies, folk plays, sporting events and still, to this day, hosts festive costume balls during Fasching or Carnival Season. Gala events that require formal dress or even costumes. Additionally, the Deutsches Theater hosts an array of guest performances, musicals and dance ensembles, for the English-speaking audience.
Prinzregententheater – Built in 1900 in the neighborhood of Bogenhausen, Munich, this is another architectural gem. Built specifically for Richard Wagner operas at the time, it is now the headquarters for the Bavarian Theater Academy as well as for performances by the Bavarian State Opera and guest appearances. Tours are available.
The Munich Residence houses within its walls:
The Bavarian Rococo-style Cuvilliés Theatre, built in 1751-55 as Elector Maximilian Joseph III “new opera house” for members of court.
The Herkulesaal can also be found in the Residence. Until the Gasteig was built in the mid-1980´s, it was the most important concert hall for classical music in Munich.
The Allerheiligen-Hofkirche (Court Church of All Saints) is a church in the Munich Residence, now a venue for concerts and other performances.
For concert information throughout the Munich Residence, click here.
What have been some of your favorite performances in Munich? We would love to hear from you.
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