Tour of the Opera House

Excursion around the Odessa Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

Tour of the Opera House in Odessa

Discover the magic of the old Odessa Opera House, its luxury, style and an incredible life story.

You will get a chance to enjoy the architectural ensemble of the theater and, together with the guide, to survive the stories that for more than 125 years filled the magic space of the theater.

During the tour of the Opera House you will learn that:

  • Odessa Opera House - the first theater in the Russian Empire, where electricity was conducted.
  • Only the opera house La Scala (Milan) boasts the same acoustics as the opera house in Odessa.
  • In the Odessa Opera Theater, PI Tchaikovsky staged the "Queen of Spades" himself, while Isadora Duncan, Maya Plisetskaya, Fedor Shalyapin, Leonid Sobinov, Tito Ruffo performed on the stage.
  • As one of the most beautiful theaters in Europe was built in just 3 years.
  • Why the foundation of the opera house is supported by 1848 piles.

And much more!

Come and learn about the Odessa Academic Opera and Ballet Theater that you can not do when you come to a performance or a concert.

"Dear Yolenka! You can not imagine how beautiful this city is in Odessa. I'm so pleased. Yesterday I was at the theater... and came to wild delight from the beauty of the theater. I am very pleased that I will sing in this theater... "

F. Chaliapin. From a letter to his wife Iole Tornagi (June 4, 1899)

Guided tours of the opera house are conducted by professional guides and connoisseurs of theater history.

Visitors are allowed to take photos.

The guide will pay attention to the architecture of the facade of the theater building, lead you through the main staircases of the opera house, halls of the mezzanine floor, and, of course, will demonstrate the beauty of the auditorium of the opera house and its giant sparkling chandelier.

And in the Opera House there is a museum with very valuable expositions, which you will be told by a professional guide.

Have you ever been to the dressing room of the Opera House? - No! Well, rather, sign up for an excursion!

Sightseeing tour of the Opera House of Odessa

Contacts of excursions to the Opera House

Address: 1, Tchaikovsky Lane, Odessa, Ukraine.

Official site:

Operating mode

Start of the tour: 17:00 in the foyer of the Opera House

Ticket price

Ticket - 150 UAH

Order and purchase a tour of the Opera Theater can be: st. Deribasovskaya 23

Tel: +38 (048) 740-51-47

Specify the days of the tour in advance with the operator, on the above phone numbers.

With a tourist card ODESSACARD you receive a 15% discount when purchasing a ticket for a tour of the Opera House.

Repeated use regardless of card activation.

Check the availability of tours in foreign languages and their cost separately.

Tour of the Opera house with ODESSACARD -15%!