It is an outstanding feature of cultural life in the city and the metropolitan region. The Opera House, the Art Nouveau pearl on the Old Town ring road, is among the most beautiful theater buildings in Germany and along with the Playhouse, with its clear glass facade and three modern stages, represents the cultural beacon at Richard-Wagner square.

The State Theater presents many new works, premieres and first performances in all the disciplines, but also a number of great classics and rarities, staged by internationally active directors and high-caliber ensembles. A further distinction was bestowed upon the theater recently when the orchestra was appointed the Nuremberg State Philharmonic Orchestra; it regularly performs in its own concert series in the Meistersinger Hall.

The State Theater also organizes the International Gluck Operas Festival!