Performances in the Residence: The Cuvilliéstheater in Munich

Cuvilliéstheater Munich: History and architecture

Since the middle of the 18th century, the Cuvilliéstheater has been considered one of the most beautiful rococo theaters in Europe.

Adresse und Öffnungszeiten

Residenzstr. 1 , 80333 München

Prunkvoller Saal im Cuvilliéstheater
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The Cuvilliéstheater: The most important information

  • The former Residenztheater (not to be confused with today's) is considered the most important rococo theater in Germany
  • It has four floors, each with 14 boxes, each decorated in red and gold
  • The Cuvilliéstheater is especially popular with its visitors for its small operas, festive concerts and plays
  • In addition to the concerts and plays, the house can also be visited on guided tours
  • Getting to  Cuvilliés Theater, Residenzstrasse 1, 80333 Munich is easy with a tram 17 and stop at NationalTheater, then take a short walk to the spot

History of the Cuvilliéstheater

The theater was built in the mid-18th century by Elector Max III Joseph according to plans by architect François Cuvilliés.

Parts of the ornately carved box panelling of the auditorium were saved from the complete destruction of the theater in World War II and helped in the detailed reconstruction.

Thus, at the end of the 1950s, the rococo theater could be rebuilt in the so-called "Apothekenstock" of the Residenz, not far from its old site. In honor of its architect, it was henceforth called the Cuvilliéstheater.

At a glance


Residenzstr. 1
80333 München

Tel: +498921851940
Fax: +498921852185

Barrier-free access

Entrance door: location über Brunnenhof

Level access available

Barrier-free accessibility in the building

Barrier-free WC available

von vorn, rechts und links anfahrbar im Parkett

Accessibility - further information

2 Rollstuhlplätze im Parkett neben Reihe 12
Induktionsanlage auf allen Plätzen

Outdoor area 1: Large stone pavers