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Ballet at the state opera house - best seating?

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Ballet at the state opera house - best seating?

I never been to a ballet before, but am thinking of catching a midsummer nights dream at the state opera house on november 22. I was wondering where the best seats would be to see this.

Has anyone seen this ballet and is it good? Is the parterre better than the ground floor box seats? And is it better to view it from the 1st balcony boxes or the 1st balcony seats than on the ground floor?

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Hi

I just had a quick look at which tickerts were available for the ballet on the 22nd November and your choices are fairly limited. If you google ticket portal cz and take the English option, then click on caldender, 22 November and then the performance you are interested in, you will find a plan of the theatre and which seats are available. This is the only site I know which lets you pick exactly the seats you want, all the others just offer best available.

I would sort your seats out a bit sharpish if I were you. We usually opt for a box but I'm not sure if there are many left.

If you need any more help with booking just ask.

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Yeah, I was looking at the tickets too. Do you believe that box 21 or 22 on the ground floor are good? Are they too far back? I'm going with my girlfriend, and she is 5'2". Will she be able to see the stage, or will people's heads be blocking her view. I see some free seats on the 2nd balcony. Or should I just stick with seats on the parterre row 12, or 13. Is that a better view than on the ground floor? Thank you so much for you response.

Link to seating chart.

http://www.opera.cz/en/sedadla_ceny

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All the seats have a good view of the stage, the question is how much of the "off-stage" activity you want to see i.e. scene changes, orchestra pit etc. The more central and lower down the seat, the less chance of seeing the off-stage stuff. I remember that the 2nd floor central is good because when the opera was getting a bit slow I concentrated on the conductor or one of the musicians.

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We go in the cheap seats in the 2nd balcony. The opera house is quite small so the view is still very good if you get a central seat. The prices are also very reasonable. There is a free cloakroom and a very good little bar. A glass of sparkling wine makes a nice treat in the interval. Last January we went to see Cinderella ( with male ugly sisters) which was superb.

People still dress up for the opera house so you can take your shoes in a bag and leave the boots or trainers in the cloakroom.

We book our tickets at the box office as soon as we arrive in Prague and have never been dissapointed yet. My sister asked if there were discounts for pensioners to be told very kindly "Yes but only for Czech pensioners." We have been to opera and ballet for three years running and have never paid more than £10 a ticket at the box office. I think that the reason the 2nd balcony is so reasonable is that the seats do not appear to be sold via the booking agencies.

One tip which will save you walking miles. At Museum metro take the disabled lift from the platform to the street and then cross the road to the opera house by the underpass.

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Which nights of the week do they perform...I will be there Nov 15-19. Thanks!

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I would always go for a balcony box rather than a balcony seat, as they have their own coat hangers and you can save yourself 20 minutes queueing at the garderobe after the performance. Only buy a front row box seat, unless you want to stand all the way through.

As Jason says, even at the back of the state opera house, the view is good; the auditorium is quite small

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