Guided visit to the Opera House of Valencia

Discover a dazzling building

The Opera House of Valencia has been operating with great success for more than ten years. Located in the most contemporary part of Valencia, it is part of the City of Arts and Sciences; a cultural, architectural and entertainment complex for both visitors and locals. The Opera House is one of the most emblematic buildings of Valencia, its official name is: the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. It was inaugurated in 2005 with the most modern technologies to offer the spectator the best experience. Since then it has gradually been establishing its name in the Opera circuit with both foreign productions and its own.

The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

International reference for the Valencian Community

The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, a majestic building designed by the valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, presents itself as a great sculpture with a high symbolic essence and a certain monumentality that makes it an international reference of the Valencia Region.

Architecture, engineering and the most advanced technology are some of the aspects that can be found in this cultural enclave of the 21st century for the promotion and dynamization of the Arts.

The amazing building of over 40,000 m2 has 4 rooms for opera performances, dance shows, concerts and recitals.

Much more than an Opera House

4 rooms in a majestic building

Main Room (Sala Principal)
With capacity for 1,412 spectators, it is conceived as an enclosure for opera, but convertible into stage for ballet and other performing arts.

It has a capacity for 1,490 spectators. With adequate installations of advanced sound systems, cinematography and video.

Master classroom (Aula Magistral)
It can accommodate up to 378 people. It is specially designed for chamber concerts, recitals, conferences and educational meetings.

Martín i Soler Theatre
It is adjacent to the Palau de les Arts, and constitutes the south-west boundary of the complex. It consists of a room with capacity for 400 spectators and its stage is completed with an orchestra pit that allows operatic performances of small and medium format.

Discover the backstage of an opera

Private tour of the opera from inside

We can take you backstage and show you the makeup and changing rooms, assembly workshop and sewing workshop; private visits for small groups and prior reservation.

In our visit we visit the rooms and halls, the exteriors and the garden areas located in the upper part of Les Arts and also let you discover the hidden face of the stage; we take you to the backstage prior to a performance and you will discover, behind the scenes, what you feel before going on stage. You will also be able to get acquainted with the Palau de les Arts’s own workshops and know how they prepare the sets, props, makeup … You will have the opportunity to experience the opera from within.

Performed and schedules operas

February 2017: La Traviata starring Placido Domingo

Since its inauguration, the Valencia Opera has hosted the most prestigious productions, including:

  • Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini (March 2013)
  • The Boheme of Puccini (October 2015)
  • Aida by Verdi (February / March 2016)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten (June 2016)
  • The Mountain Cat by Penella (November 2016)

Of the programming of 2017 we highlight:

  • La Traviata by Verdi (February 2017) starring Placido Domingo as Germont
  • The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten (June 2017)



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