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  1. Spain
  2. Basque Country
  3. Bilbao
  4. Arriaga Theater

Bilbao: Guided Tour of the Arriaga Theater

Product ID: 317502
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.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

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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Teatro Arriaga Antzokia

Product ID: 317502