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Guided tours through the Semperoper

A visit to the Semperoper ranks high on the top attractions in Dresden and should not be missed. Take a plunge into the sublime world of the opera, learn about its impressive history and outstanding artisan craftwork, while strolling through magnificent rooms. Central to the guided tour are the architecture of the opera house and its predecessors as well as present-day events. As a highlight, the tour duly concludes in the glamorous auditorium with over 1300 seats. The 170-year long history of the Semperoper yields many secrets and surprises for you to explore.

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Individual & Group Tours

Exclusive Grou Tour

Exclusive Group Tour for up to 30 People

Enjoy the comfort of an exclusive guided group tour tailored to your wishes. With your own tour guide, you discover the history and architectural peculiarities of the opera at your own pace. Also, you get a comprehensive insight into the operations of the Saxon State Opera.

Time
Duration: 45 minutes
Price
255 Euro (including foreign language charge)
Number of participants
for up to 30 participants
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Combo Tour: Semperoper/Old town

Combo Tour - Semperoper / Old town

During this guided tour, you will discover the splendid architecture of the opera house and all its mysteries. Combined with a walking tour through Dresden’s Old Town, passing many other highlights such as the Zwinger, the Brühl’s Terrace and the world-famous Church of Our Lady.

Time
daily at 15.15, duration: 2,5 hours
Price
18 Euro (adults), 13 Euro (reduced)
Information
start of the tour can vary depending on our general opening hours
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Gruppenführung in der Semperoper

Exclusive Small Group Tour for up to 10 People

For up to 10 people, we offer an exclusive tour that complies with all your wishes and individual needs so that you can comfortably explore the Semperoper.

Time
Duration: 45 minutes
Price
65 Euro (incl. foreign language charge) plus admission fee per person
Number of participants
for up to 10 participants
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Guided tours for children

For Children

For younger guest, we have various age-appropriate tours on offer that unravel the secrets of our glamorous house. Where can you find beer in the Semperoper? From which seats does one have the best view of the singers and dancers? And why is there a giant clock above the stage? You can book one of our popular and already established children tours or arrange and individualised tour in consultation with your guide.

Time
Duration: 45 minutes
Price
65 Euro (incl. foreign language charge)
Number of participants
for up to 15 participants (incl. 2 adults accompanying)
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guided tour for chool groups

For Students

Let your students explore the splendid architecture of the opera house while strolling through our richly ornamented rooms. Semperoper Erleben offers extraordinary tours specifically aimed at the needs of school classes. Our tour guides, mindful of their pedagogical responsibilities, have prepared an age-appropriate tour bristled with valuable facts.

Time
Duration: 45 minutes
Price
125 Euro (incl. foreign language charge)
Number of participants
for up to 30 participants (incl. 2 adults accompanying)
Information
This tour is available in different foreign languages.
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Special guided tour for companies

For Companies

Staff outings, Christmas party, corporate incentives – Seize the opportunity to enjoy a meeting with your colleagues and employees at one of the most important cultural highlights of Dresden. Listen to anecdotes from the over 350-year long history of the Dresden Opera while enjoying a reception with exquisite refreshments in a noble ambience.

Time
By arrangement
Price
By arrangement
Information
Also, you can book our “Welcome Package” that we offer in cooperation with bean&beluga, the top-class caterer of the Semperoper.
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Guided tour in foreign language

Foreign Languages

A guided tour through the opera can be offered in German, English and many other languages. In compliance with your wishes, we will organise a native speaker or experienced guide adept in the respective foreign language to welcome you at our house. Also, it is possible to visit the opera with an interpreter.

Time
duration: 45 minutes
Price
Foreign language charge: 15 Euro per group
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Guided Tour before the Performance

Guided Tour before the Performance

As an extended offer, a 30-minute guided tour takes place before selected performances (marked with an asterisk * in the Semperoper program). During this short tour, you promenade through the foyers and vestibules as an atmospheric prelude to your opera visit.

Time
before selected performances
Price
9 Euro per person
Information
Tickets available at the opera box office only
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Guided tour at night

Semperoper at night!

For a night tour in the Semperoper, the house stays open after the performance and invites you to immerse yourself into the world of the opera. During the nocturnal hours, the extravagant lighting in the Semperoper is particularly festive and all its splendour has fully evolved. This tour is ideal for an atmospheric ending of your evening.

Time
Start by arrangement; Duration: 45 Minutes
Price
Night charge: 15 Euro per group
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Exclusive Guided Tours

The Semperoper invites you into their house to enjoy its unique and glamorous atmosphere, where the most beautiful operas, ballets and concerts come to life. A trained tour guide leads you and your guests through the magnificent halls of the Semperoper. Our exclusive tours are ideal for those who wish to enjoy a private and customised tour. Listen to the thrilling and scandalous stories that surround this exceptional landmark of Dresden and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the opera!

Time
Duration: 45 minutes
Price
From 65,00 (for small groups) to 255,00 (for up to 30 participants)
Information
group size, language and thematic priority are arranged in compliance with your wishes
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Themed Tours

Semperoper at night

Semperoper by night

Experience the unique atmosphere of the Semperoper by night. Only at night-time, the festive lighting and magical illumination will unfold their full splendour.

Time
Duration: 45 Minuten
Price
night charge: 15 Euro
Information
At selected dates after performances you can book a guided tour by night upon request.
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Architecture Tour

Architecture Tour

Explore the ornate and captivating halls reconstructed with due regard to the original blueprints. The tour focuses on Gottfried Semper’s work in general and on the sumptuous architecture of the opera house, which is based on the Italian High Renaissance style.

Time
Duration: 45 minutes
Price
255 Euro for a group up to 30 people
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Dresden Opera – 350-year Jubilee

Dresden Opera – 350-year Jubilee

The year 2017 marked the 350th anniversary of Dresden’s long music theatre tradition. Correspondingly, we offer an exciting jubilee journey that takes you from the past to recent history of the Semperoper unveiling all its peculiarities.

Time
Duration: 45 Minuten
Price
255 Euro for a group up to 30 people
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Ballet Tour

Ballet Tour

The Semperoper ballet regularly takes their guest into the dazzling world of dance. A former ballerina invites you to join her on a tour through the opera that will give you an insight into the current ballet ensemble, how the dancers prepare for the show, what their daily routine looks like and what kind of curiosities are entailed in the profession.

Time
Duration: 45 minutes
Price
255 Euro for a group up to 30 people
Information
You can book this thematic tour upon request
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Scandalous Opera

Scandalous Opera

Eavesdrop on the excesses and mishaps of the stars and divas at the Semperoper. No peculiar story escapes unnoticed and we look forward to sharing all the funny and sensational facts with you.

Time
Duration: 45 minutes
Price
255 Euro for a group up to 30 people
Information
You can book this thematic tour upon request.
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Stage Technology Tour

Stage Technology Tour

Our tour guides reveal how the technical team of the Semperoper guarantees a perfect performance and what kind of modern equipment is included in a single performance. Learn about the technical refinements and accomplishments of the “back-stage” team as well as why the acoustics in the auditorium are so unique.

Time
Duration: 45 minutes
Price
255 Euro for a group up to 30 people
Information
Please note that the tour does not include the backstage area.
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*The services are taxfree referred to section 4 number 20a German VAT-law.

(1) Reduced
For pupils, students and people with a registered disability at 80%. Free admission for children under the age of 6

(2) Family
= 2 adults and up to 5 children under the age of 18
Please enter "1" in the field "Familie/Family". Then enter the number of all additional participants in the field "Number of family members".
(E.g. 4 participants: "Familie/Family" = 1, "Number of family members" = 3)

(3) Please submit a valid Dresen Welcome Card to use the Dresden Welcome Card discount.