Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is the oldest opera house in Ukraine. The best theater in Odessa and Ukraine at the time of construction.
Chaikovs'koho Lane, 1, Odesa
+380 48 780 1509
Worthy of 5 stars. It’s a beautiful opera house. Very accessible. Decent prices. Relaxed atmosphere. I saw Madame Butterfly. Surprised me how few people dress up here. Appreciative audience. Very good singers
An other fabulous landmark in Odessa! The Opera! Just wow. Go there; seat on a bench and reflect on the culture of Ukraine!
A beautiful theater, definitely worth a visit. This time I`ve been to the behind the scene tour with the "Gid s toboi" team. It was awesome, kids loved it, men loved it, women loved it. A very natural, smooth story combining details on hist.. Read more »ory, everyday functioning and technical details of the famous opera. The tour guide answered all group`s dumb/tricky/fun/interesting questions. An absolute must do place. And the tour is highly recommended to the ones who have time and want to brighten up the regular theater visit.
Miguel Velayos López
One of the most beautiful buildings that Odessa has, it is essential to visit it in its entirety. I recommend going to see one of its many concerts, ballets or operas. But buy your tickets there. (The website of the opera is not working)
This magical theater is world class, magnificent from the outside, amazing on the interior. It is a large venue, yet has all the intimacy of a small theater. The gold leaf everywhere is almost as overwhelming as it is stunning. It is impossible t.. Read more »o not look up.
With ticket prices for virtually every performance ridiculously affordable, it is a must stop, if only for a chance to view the exquisite interior, but also certainly to enjoy professional performaces.
If you are in Odessa, just go!
This is the most fabulous place in Ukraine and in Europe that you can ever see amongst the theaters. The other copy of this architectural pearl is in Dresden, Germany, but the one that is in Odessa, is by far the most beautiful. After many theaters s.. Read more »een I can’t help staring at both exterior and interior of this masterpiece as like as at the first time.
Stunningly beautiful. A trip back to another era. Even with nosebleed seats (cost less than $5!) it was an enjoyable place to see dance and opera. Be warned: opera is translated into Ukrainian so English speakers are out in the cold
Amazing architectural monument. So many to see and admire both from the outside and from the inside. One of the most beautiful Opera's buildings in tue world! If you have the opportunity don't hesitate. Even if you're not an opera fan .. Read more »(I am not) you should go and have the unique experience. Highly recommend to everyone!
I’ve been there on Giselle and it’s absolutely stunning experience. Part of the show is to observe the opera, but big part plays the whole atmosphere and the people that are in there. In fact, opera is alive and well in the Ukraine and a .. Read more »lot of people are amazed to go the opera as an everyday attraction. Highly recommend
Odessa Opera house it a very pretty building in a nice part of Odessa. It looks like an opera house should look. Good weather and great prices on the streets, and the people are always very nice and helpful. will be back again soon.
We went to see a ballet show on a Saturday afternoon. It was a student's representation so we got the tickets quite cheap 90UHA, less than 3 euro. The seats were quite good and the show was lovely, but the thing I was the most excited about was .. Read more »seeing the Opera house on the inside. It is such a gorgeous building. I really recommend the experience, especially for that price. The normal representations were about 5 euro which ia also quite cheap.
It’s a must if you are in Odessa. It’s one of the most impressive Opera theatres around the globe. True masterpiece. If you are lucky you may see a rehearsal during your excursion.
Best part of Odessa. Seen many performances here. Amazing building. Amazingly talented performers.
Amazing building and great performance (we went for La Boheme). Highly recommend to visit whatever they play when you're around.
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This is truly the most beautiful building in Ukraine, and probably one of the most beautiful in the entire world! If you'll have a chance to come inside - you'll not regret. It's same beautiful outside and inside!
Its a great tourist spot . Very crowded , so many fun activities to do their other than attending a concert , there is angel statue infront of the house , local belief is that it brings us good look
It's a major landmark, of course you should check it out. It's a beautiful building and well maintained area. Plus if you're in center, it's not far away at all.
Wisited Nutcracker perfomance here. Theatre impressed with its rich and sophisticated interior. The perfomance was great! Colorful decorations, classy costumes and brilliant coreography! The perfomance gave us a war Christmas eve mood.
Astonishingly beautiful and cozy. Love it. Tickets are very affordable.
The Odessa National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. According to Forbes Magazine 2008, the Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theater is one of the 11 most interesting sights in Eastern Europe, and it is the only theater in the list. The pa.. Read more »ges of this theater's amazing history are full of names and events out of which emerge much of the cultural history of Odessa. It's really worth seeing!
The most beautiful opera House in the world!
Great place and good performance
The magnificent opera house is Odessa’s piece de resistance and was conceived by the Viennese partners Fellner & Helmer in the 1880s.
Fellner & Helmer contributed dozens of opera houses across Central and Eastern Europe, but they looke.. Read more »d back on Odessa’s as their masterwork.
If you want to know the finer details of its Academic architecture and technical specifications you could take a daytime tour, but nothing beats coming to an opera or ballet performance.
These are very reasonably priced by Western European standards, and seats in the stalls and at the front of the balconies go for as little as €15. So a night watching Carmen, Swan Lake or Iolanta could be a spur of the moment thing provided you packed a smart-ish outfit.
Gonzalo Martín Amador
Super beautiful building surrounded by an amazing atmosphere. It makes you travel back to the past.
Well I couldn't see a performance as we were still in lockdown but I managed to get escorted by a lovely lady around the theater.The atmosphere when empty is enthralling,it must be pure magic come performance night.I doubt that any show would di.. Read more »sappoint for us visitors because the venue and event would carry it alone. You would expect to see an Illusionist like the character Ed Norton plays in the movie to be on show here along with the people of that era.
The best place to visit if you come to Odessa. The theater isn't just beautiful, every play is the best condition of art. We were watching ballet The sleeping beauty and we were impressed by the spectacular show.
Took a guided tour but unfortunately it was in Russian and not in English. However, I still enjoyed the tour because of the fascinating interior architecture designs of the theatre. Was built in the 1800s making it one of the oldest opera theatres in.. Read more » the world and it is the most famous landmark of Odessa that you definitely want to visit. The Swan Lake was being preformed in the theatre when I was in Odessa but unfortunately tickets were sold out!
My wife and I were there watching the opera Carmen. We had the pleasure of sitting in a box.
An incredible atmosphere, an architecturally very interesting building. In the breaks between the files you can have a good look at the inside of the opera a.. Read more »nd take photos.
The staff were very helpful in finding the right place.