Guided tour

Bilbao: Guided Tour of the Arriaga Theater

Activity provider: Teatro Arriaga Antzokia

Bilbao: Guided Tour of the Arriaga Theater

Activity provider: Teatro Arriaga Antzokia

From US$ 5.37 per person

Go behind the scenes on a 50-minute guided tour of the Arriaga Antzokia Theater, the famous opera house in Bilbao. Access areas closed to the public during shows, admire the ornate interior, and learn about the history of the building with your guide.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a fully explained guided tour with your local guide
  • Explore one of Bilbao's most magnificent landmarks, an icon of the city
  • Marvel at the costume collection and the stunning stalls
  • Learn more about the architecture and history of the theater
Full description
Discover Bilbao's beating heart at the Arriaga Theater, a cultural icon of the city standing at the entrance of the Old Town. Look beyond the neo-baroque exterior that can be seen by anyone passing by and take a peek inside on a guided tour. During your tour, appreciate the interior of a building built in 1890 and designated as a historical monument. Hear interesting stories befitting the theater's 125-year history from your English-speaking guide. The tour begins in the hall and foyer, taking you to facilities that are usually closed to the public during shows, such as “The Orient Express” or “Isabella” rooms. You'll also see the Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga Staircase, the opera and zarzuela costume collection, the royal box, and, of course, the stunning stalls and auditorium.
  • Entrance to the theater
  • Guided tour in English
  • Pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

Please show up at the theater box office 10 minutes before the tour starts to exchange your GetYourGuide voucher.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Guided tour itinerary and hours may be subject to change for technical or artistic reasons
  • Guided tours begin on time. You are not allowed to join once the guided tour starts
  • You are allowed to take photographs and film unless otherwise indicated by the guide
  • For security reasons, you are encouraged to follow the guide's instructions at all times and not to wander about inside the theater
  • The Arriaga Theater reserves the right to refuse admission. The theater shall not be held liable for incidents caused by visitors who fail to follow their guide's instructions
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December 29, 2019

Product ID: 317502