Silesian Theatre Opava
Director: Mgr. Ilja Racek, Ph.D.
Address: Horní náměstí 13, 746 69 Opava
Telephone: +420 553 621 156
Info: The beginnings of theatre in Opava date back to 1804. This tradition has survived to this day when the Silesian Theatre has two ensembles – drama and opera (which also includes the ballet ensemble). Every season the theatre puts on dozens of performances, including more than ten premieres. The main purpose of the state-funded organization Silesian Theatre Opava is to rehearse and stage theatrical and musical-theatrical performances.
Opava Cultural Organization
Director: Mgr. Bc. Marcela Mrózková Heříková
Address: Ostrožná 46, 746 01 Opava
Telephone: +420 553 791 947
Info: Opava Cultural Organization is a state-funded organization that holds cultural events, exhibitions, concerts, and animation programmes for children. The organization runs the Municipal House (including the permanent exhibition The Town’s Journey) and the House of Art with the adjoining St. Václav’s Church).
Municipal House (Ostrožná 46, 746 01 Opava)
The building of a former Austro-Hungarian Bank is located at the upper end of Ostrožná Street. The main social centre of the Municipal House is the Mayors’ Hall where balls, concerts, company functions, and banquets are held. On the first floor there is a permanent exhibition on the history of Opava called Cesta města (The Town’s Journey), which introduces the history of Opava from the first settlement till the end of the 20th century. The Municipal House Gallery on the second floor offers contemporary art exhibitions, presenting mostly the work of regional artists. On the same floor there is also the Schössler’s Lounge with a terrace used for small cultural and social events. In the basement there is Art Club for concerts, theatre performances, and other events, including alternative cultural events.
House of Art in Opava (Pekařská 12, 746 01 Opava)
The House of Art is a former Dominican monastery. The building houses a gallery, art school and a wine bar U Přemka. A part of the premises is also St. Václav’s Church from the 13th century where weddings, classical music concerts and social events take place. The gallery offers exhibitions of contemporary art, exhibitions of prominent artists, and presentations of art college studios.
Petr Bezruč Library in Opava
Director: Mgr. Zuzana Bornová
Address: Nádražní okruh 27, 746 78 Opava
Telephone: +420 553 714 005
Info: There are more than 260 thousand volumes in 3 city branches and 5 city district branches of Petr Bezruč Library. In addition to lending books, the library organizes exhibitions, lectures, and other cultural events.