General Guided Tours
What is the Bonn Opera House? An aging temple of art? A shell for the music theater?
We say: a distinctive place that contributes profoundly to the city's identity.
Our new tours around and through the opera house show the Haus am Rhein as a gallery of modernity, as an architectural eye-catcher and as an international meeting place.
All tours are free of charge for children to an age of 16. Tickes are available at our box-offices in advance exclusively. The advance sale begins monthly with the publication of the respective leporello.
"Yes, I dream of a better world. Should I dream of a worse one?" [Otto Piene]
WOOD | METAL | LIGHT
Grieshaber, Piene, Hauser – THE OPERA HOUSE AS ART GALLERY
The 1960s were a phase of creative awakening – the artworks from this period in the Bonn Opera House also stand for this: let HAP GRIESHABER take you on a not at all romantic journey along the Rhine, and experience how OTTO PIENE, a trained painter, used the most modern technology of the time to shape light itself. ERICH HAUSER's expansive steel sculptures caused trouble in Bonn even years later.
FOTO-TOUR FROM MACRO TO MICRO
Discover the Opera House from a completely new perspective and share your photos under #DiscoverOperaBonn.
Please bring your own camera.
The Bonn Opera House is waiting for a major renovation, but it's still pretty photogenic: The tour for Instagrammers and anyone who likes to take pictures takes you from macro to micro: from the shiny shell to the classy and surprising details inside. There's plenty of picture-taking time, plus surprising fun facts: Who knows everything that connects the Bonn Opera House with the world-famous Sydney Opera House?
A FLIGHT FROM THE SIXTIES INTO THE FUTURE
In 1965, when the Bonn Opera House first opened its doors, the city was the capital of West Germany (the "Bonn Republic") and struggling to find its identity and urban focus points. Until this day, the Opera House is a witness to neverending transformations. Do you want to connect with Bonn, its heritage and its prospects? Then come in and have a seat in one of the custom-made sixties lounge chairs: This building has a story to tell.
Guided Tours for Families
The family tours of the Opera House take place on selected Saturdays at 3 p.m. Here we offer a glimpse behind the scenes and at the same time gain a whole new perspective on our productions.
All tours are free of charge for children to an age of 14. Tickes are available at our box-offices in advance exclusively. The advance sale begins monthly with the publication of the respective leporello.
"Why are there so many TVs hanging in our auditorium? How can you make huge oil paintings disappear within seconds? And how do you make fake beards?"