Castle Baroque Theatre Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov Chateau - The Baroque Theatre, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.The theatre building on the 5th courtyard of the castle was built between 1680–1682 by Johann Christian I of Eggenberg (1641 to 1710), a great patron of the arts. From 1765–1766, Josef Adam of Schwarzenberg (1722–1782) had it reconstructed into a modern theatre and equipped with new decorations and advanced technical equipment.

Given that the theatre was not subject to further reconstructions or modernizations in the later centuries, this Baroque scene has been preserved in its original form from the mid-18th century to the present. Nonetheless, the uniqueness of the Český Krumlov Castle Theatre is not in its age or rich equipment, but primarily in its authenticity and integrity. In this regard, the Český Krumlov can only be compared to the Swedish Royal Theatre in Drottningholm.

It‘s not only the theatre building with its stage and auditorium that have remained perfectly preserved, but also the stage scenery, hundreds of costumes and props, and the complete machinery for replacing the scenes. There are also approximately 2,400 volumes of various texts that have survived – scripts, librettos, partitures and scores. Also remarkable is the stage equipment for imitating sounds of a storm, the wind and so on.


Castle Theatre Český Krumlov - hours of opening:

Hours of opening (Tuesday - Sunday):
dateopenlast tour
01.05. - 31.10. 10:00 - 16:00 15:00
  • Guided tour: Czech, German, English
  • Number of visitors per guided tour: max. 20
  • Possibility of reservation for groups from 8 persons

Castle Theatre Český Krumlov - price list:

Admission in the official visiting time (CZK)
TourCzech commentary / foreign language commentary / own guide translation
FullReducedFamily admission
Children, students, invalidsSeniors
Castle Theatre 200 / 300 / 250 130 / 200 / 150 160 / 250 / 200 490 / 740 / -
  • children up to 6 years - free entrance
  • groups of children up to 6 years - charged a price Kc 20,- / child
  • reduced tour price for students - only for students up to 26 years
  • reduced tour price for seniors - only for seniors over 65 years
  • booking fee = Kc 10,-/person
  • reduced tour price for groups from 20 persons - full tour price - 10%
  • tour leader for free for groups from 20 persons
  • extraordinary admission (out of the common visiting time) = full tour price + 100%

Český Krumlov Chateau - Map, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.Map of the Český Krumlov Castle /pdf/

Town Český Krumlov

Český Krumlov UNESCO - kapesní průvodce s mapouČeský Krumlov on the map

Český Krumlov Chateau - The Castle Theatre provides an authentic and comprehensive testimony to the development of theatre from the 17th to the 19th century, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.

Český Krumlov Chateau - The Baroque Theatre - The Auditorium, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.

Český Krumlov Chateau - A modern production of J. J. Fux’s opera «Giuone Placata» on the stage of the Castle Theatre. The combination of the musical components of the work and the utilisation of the original technical equipment resulted in unique harmony, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.

Český Krumlov Chateau - Hallway connecting the Masquerade Hall with the theatre, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.

Český Krumlov Chateau - The impressive connection of The Cloaked Bridge (Pláštový Most) with the colossal, photo by: Archiv Vydavatelství MCU s.r.o.