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The Valtice Castle Theatre was originally built in 1790. It was fully reconstructed in 2015. The theatre again has its working, Baroque wooden machinery and hosts regular cultural events.
© Jiří Wasserbauer

Valtice Castle Theatre

The Baroque theatre in Valtice is a dramatic part of the castle palace, which you can experience as a spectator, an actor and even a stage machinery operator. During the tour, you can experience how people made "theatre" effects in the 18th century.

The theatre building was built between May and October of 1790 under the rule of the prince Alois I Joseph of Liechtenstein (1759-1805). The costs including equipment were 18,000 gold coins. It was the last important element of the ambitious metamorphosis of the Valtice castle into an impressive primary residence in the 17th and 18th centuries. The one-room building, with its rectangular floor plan was built by Karel Jan Rudzinsky (1751-1818), who was not only a clerk of the Liechtenstein family like his father, but also an architect and a director of the Adamov and Josefov ironworks and an early researcher of the Macocha Abyss (a huge sinkhole cave nearby).

Visit

Valtice Castle Theatre

Hours

Guided tour

  • January - May: closed, tours available for groups upon prior reservation
  • High season (June – September): daily, 10:00 – 16:00
  • Low season(October, November, December): closed, tours available for groups upon prior reservation
    Check the website for up to date information.

Cultural events

Pricing

Main tour

  • 90 CZK (€ 3.5), reduced 60 CZK (€ 2.5) guide in Czech language with English text
  • 320 CZK (€ 12,5) / reduced 230 CZK (€ 9) - guide in English language, reservation needed 24 hour ahead

Cultural events: various prices, check it here. Credit cards are accepted, online ticketing is available.
Café, restaurant, fast food, information centre, souvenir shop, bike storage, toilets are at the castle area.
Parking for cars and buses is close by, in 15 - 400 m distance.