Old Opera House

Behind the historical facade of the previous Frankfurt Opera House lies one of the most outstanding concert halls of major importance, way beyond the borders of Germany. The visitor is offered a high-quality program in all sections of music: classical music, jazz and world-wide famous musical and show productions.


The congress section of the Alte Oper, that organizes around 50 events per year, enjoys a high reputation. Glamourous balls and international congresses take place in the representative halls and salons of the building.
The history of the house reaches back into the late 19th century: In October 1880, the building was constructed, following the plans of the Berlin architect Richard Lucae. The opening was celebrated with Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
After the destruction at the end of world war II, it took almost four decades until the so-called most beautiful ruin of Germany received it’s magnificent facade and the interior turned in to a modern concert hall, that finally solemnly reopened on 28 August 1981.

Virtual tour

The ticket offices are wheelchair-accessible, while the music halls are accessible on the left side of the building via a ramp.
Spaces reserved for wheelchair users inside.
Audio induction systems available in the main hall.
Guide do”gs must be registered in advance.
Handicapped parking spaces on the left side of the building.


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