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Game Info[]

Renaissance Era culture building. Requires Amphitheater.

Vanilla and Gods & Kings[]

  • Common traits:
    • +4 Culture Culture
    • 1 Artist Specialist slot

Brave New World[]

  • Common traits:
    • +1 Culture Culture
    • 1 Great Work of Music slot


The Opera House is a mid-level building of the Renaissance Era that increases a city's culture. It adds another Specialist slot for the culture-oriented empires to utilize (or 1 Great Work of Music slot in Brave New World).

You need an Opera House in each city in order to unlock the Hermitage.

Civilopedia entry[]

Opera is a theatrical drama in which the actors sing all their dialogue rather than speaking it, differentiating it from other forms of musical dramas. The opera singers are usually accompanied by an orchestra. An opera house is a theatre designed with a stage for the singers, space to seat the orchestra, and acoustics which help project the music to the audience. The Teatro San Cassiano was the first public opera house, opened in Venice, Italy, in 1637. Since that time opera houses have opened across the world - they are almost de rigueur for any city with pretensions of being a center of culture and art.