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This cultural venue, The National Cultural Centre "Cairo Opera House" is part of the Ministry of Culture and serves as an umbrella organization for all the music or dance companies, galleries, museums and the educational programs of the Cairo Opera...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Gezira Island | Ard Elopera, Gezira, Zamalek, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 2 27390144
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

100 egp for entering the main hall. There they require formal dress. But we didn't have anything fancy. They said "Any dress is good". We went for a concert. Very good. Little too much ac though.

Thank 160idaw
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The Cairo Opera House has a beautiful campus and a classic auditorium. It has a good repertoire of performances on it's schedule. Music lovers should try and squeeze in a visit to this place and also try to catch a show to enhance their Cairo...More

1  Thank zazen_mumbai
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I frequently visit cairo opera house...usually to attend ballet performances ...such as nutcracker... the brilliant swan lake...and different operas.. classical music .every saturday .... oriental egyptian music is also displayed during the year ...in summer outdoor performances in an open air theater take place... it...More

Thank RashaN30
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Went to arrend Merry Wedow. Beautiful play. The opera setup was amazing. Great system for cairo. Still has the royal feeling if the opera. The actors did a great job.

Thank Mahmoud A
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

It is located at gezira island (zamalek), just beside the cairo tower.. So you can visit both at the same time.. It is a classy, calm & clean area, with some nice statues of famous egyptians like: Um Kalthoum, Abdul Halim Hafez, & others.. If...More

1  Thank bahaa911
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I bought some tickets on line to see the ballet. I believe 300 egyptian pounds for 2. The most reasonable tickets I have ever paid. Little bit of a challenge to find the main hall due to language challenges. Once in all is good. Just...More

Thank Mooncake1969
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Egypt is well known for its Pyramids and Sphinx, helpful people, noisy traffic, falafel and fava beans local food, and Sharm El Sheikh diving. However, at the Cairo Opera House, it is like the elite quiet side of the town in Cairo. There are very...More

1  Thank WorldTravelerEgypt
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Opera play it's is great. Wanted to highlight facilities of the building: there is no toilet paper even, no one cleans it as well, however it's getting a mess after breaks. Middle of the play the screen with translation went off, so it was hard...More

1  Thank Lidia B
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

It was amazing show flamenco ballet . The opera is amazing the lighting and sound is amazing . Before that we take coffee in Bocelli cafe nice atmosphere and very good price . Yes it’s different experience you must visit and check the schedule for...More

2  Thank sfouad2
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Set in a beautiful complex and gardens, we thoroughly enjoyed the ballet "Le Corsaire" at the Opera House. Opened in 1988 in the National Cultural Centre in Zamalek, the Opera was built to replace Cairo's Khedivial Opera house which had been inaugurated the 1st of...More

1  Thank Nevine D
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2 December 2017|
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Response from sfouad2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes if the show in big hall . The dress code is formal .
24 January 2017|
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Response from Howaida E | Property representative |
hi, you can book your tickets online on Cairo Opera House official website