When it comes to evenings out, there is no place more elegant in Munich than the National Theatre. Home of the Bavarian State Opera and the Bavarian State Ballet, was made famous long ago with performances by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Strauss went on to become principal conductor from 1894 to 1898 and played out a successful career at the National Theatre. The architect Gerhard Moritz Graubner created the neo-classical 2100 seat theatre. The theatre brings back memories of the Theatre de L’Odeion in Paris. The U-shaped auditorium showcases the splendor of architecture of the craftsman who designed the amphitheatre.