Baroque Palace Theatre

In 1790, the most recent building of the Valtice Castle was opened on the occasion of the Kaiser Leopold II visit: it was the late-Baroque theatre. In the forties and fifties of the 20th century, the theatre was damaged: first through the war, and then later on through insensitive modifications during the Communist era.

The theatre was renovated in 2014-15 at the costs of more than 100 million CZK. The result of the renovation is a remarkable and faithful replica of the space which reveals the mysterious world of the Baroque theatre including the unique wooden machinery to the visitor. The historical stage has been restored according to incomplete historical documents of Valtice, valuable photographs, as well as along the lines of the few preserved Baroque castle theatres in Europe.  At the place where – among others –  the premiere of one of Mozart´s compositions was presented, you can literally touch a chapter of the thousand year long cultural history of the Valtice Castle during the visit.

When a theatre performance or other events take place, the theatre tour is cancelled. Overview of events can be found at www.zamek-valtice.cz/cs/akce

Basic information

  • duration 45 minutes
  • max. 25 people

Opening hours

Period Days Hours
31. 8.–11. 7. closed
12. 7.–31. 8. Mon–Sun 9.00–15.00

Admission

Czech guide tour

  • Adults 25-65 years 100 CZK
  • Seniors 65+ 80 CZK
  • Youth 18-25 years 80 CZK
  • Persons with disabilities with valid identification card/certificate 80 CZK
  • Children 6-17 years 50 CZK
  • Children under 6 years free
  • Person accompanying a disabled person free
  • Person accompanying a school group of 15 pupils/students free
  • Tour guide accompanying a group of at least 15 persons free
  • Free single NPÚ tickets free
  • Free family NPÚ tickets free
  • NPÚ-card free
  • „Náš člověk“-card* free
  • National Museum-card* free
  • ICOMOS-card* free
  • Journalist with press accreditation* free
  • * Offer available for cardholder only

reservation needed