Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is the oldest opera house in Ukraine!

  • Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater is one of the five most beautiful theaters in the world.


  • Forbes has included the Odessa Opera in the list of the most significant monuments of Eastern Europe.


  • The theater was built over three years (from 1884 to 1887) on the site of the First City Theater, which burned down in 1873. The project cost one and a half million gold rubles, the theater building was equipped with the latest technology.


  • This is the first opera house built in Ukraine.


  • Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater plays a significant role in the cultural life of Europe. It is here, for the first time in Ukraine, sounded such famous and popular operas as “The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini, “Lucia di Lammermoor”, “Love Drink” by G. Donizetti , “Longing” by G. Puccini.


  • The theater’s repertoire includes more than 80 opera, ballet, children’s performances and concert programs. Odessa Opera House is one of the few theaters where organ music concerts take place.

Dear audience!

From the 7th of December, we may only allow you to visit our performances if you have one of the following documents:

- “Yellow” COVID-certificate or a paper statement 063-O (valid for 30 days)
- “Green” COVID-certificate (valid for 270 days)
- International vaccination certificate (valid for 270 days)
- Foreign COVID-certificate for vaccines approved by WHO (valid for 270 days)
- Negative PCR or express antigen test result (valid for 72 hours)
- A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (valid for 105 days from the date of diagnosis)

These restrictions do not apply to persons under 18.
Your document will be checked upon presenting your ticket at the entrance.

In case of your inability to present one of the aforementioned documents, you will not be allowed to enter.

The use of face masks is mandatory during your visit to the theatre.

Yours, management of the theatre.

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