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For centuries, Dresden has been a focal point of theater, opera, and music. Although most theaters break from mid-July to early September, open-air festivals bridge the gap; movies screen during Filmnachte am Elbufer in July and August at 9pm for around ‚6. (Office at Alaunstr. 62. 89 93 20.) Like other area palaces, the Zwinger has classical concerts on summer evenings. (Shows start at 6:30pm.)
Siichsische Staatsoper (Semper-Oper), Theaterpl. 2 (491 17 05). Opera’s finest. Getting a ticket takes work; call ahead. Tickets ‚3-74.50. Box office at Schinkelwache open M-F 10am-6pm, Sa lOam-lpm, and lhr. before performances.
Kulturpalast, Am Altmarkt ( 486 66 66). This civic center is home to the Dresdner Philharmonie (486 63 06) and hosts a wide variety of performances. Tickets at SchloBstr. 2. Main entrance open M-F 10am-7pm, Sa 10am-2pm.
Staatsoperette Dresden, Pirnaer Landstr. 131 (207 990). Musical theater and operetta from Lerner and Loewe to Sondheim. Tickets ‚4-19. Discounted Tu-Th. Ticket office open M llam-4pm, Tu-Th 10am-7pm, F llam-7pm, Sa 4-7pm, Su lhr. before curtain.
projekttheater dresden, Louisenstr. 47 (b8 10 76 10; www.projekttheater.de.). Cutting-edge, international experimental theater in the heart of the Neustadt. Tickets ‚11, students ‚7. Box office open 8pm, shows at 9pm.