Backstage Tours

LNO offers tours of the opera building – a unique architectural masterpiece of the 19th century. Our tour guides will lead you through the interior of the building and talk about the life and times of the opera.

Tours are conducted in Latvian, Russian, English, and German.

Tickets: € 8.00

Students (discount with ISIC): € 6.80

Minimum group size: 10

Individual excursions (for groups with less than ten people): € 80.00

Duration: 45 minutes

Please be advised that tour guests may not be able to visit or see all the usual backstage tour areas if those areas are unavailable due to technical and artistic preparations for performances or other situations.

Register by calling (+371) 6707 3820 or by sending an e-mail to education@opera.lv

If you would like to enjoy a glass of champagne or hors d’oevres after your tour, make a reservation in advance at the Café Opera. To place an order, please call (+371) 67211234 or (+371) 29228879. 


Richard Wagner - the Legend of Riga

LNO offers musicologist Mikus Ceze led Richard Wagner the Legend of Riga tours - places where the composer lived, worked and visited.

Tours are conducted in Latvian and German.

Tickets: € 20.00

Minimum group size: 10

Individual tours (for groups with less than ten people): € 200.00

Duration: 90 minutes

Register by calling (+371) 6707 3820 or by sending an e-mail to education@opera.lv


Before and after performance

  • The opera is open to ticket-holders one hour before the beginning of the performance.
  • The Administrationdoes not take any responsibility for personal items left in the cloakroom.
  • After the third bell, ticket-holders will not be permitted to enter the hall. In case of late arrival, ticket-holders may watch the performance from the gallery of the second balcony.
  • Feel free to visit the opera’s café Café Opera. Tables may be reserved for dining before the performance as well as during intermissions by calling 29228879.
  • Flowers intended for cast members may be left with the ushers at the left side of the parterre, indicating the recipient. Flowers will be presented to the recipient on stage.
  • Management reserves the right to prohibit entry and evict persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The pets are not allowed in the opera.