The world's most beautiful theaters

Thespians and theater-goers alike have a deep appreciation for what plays out on the stage, but the stage itself can be quite captivating.

Theaters range from intricate to bare bones, but the atmosphere they create can completely transform a performance. Many of these older theaters have been painstakingly preserved due to the fact that plays, operas and music are being performed in a room that is art itself.

Some of the newer theaters may not ooze grandiose classical art, but the modernist take is still one to marvel at due to its repetitive and calming nature.

It's safe to say if you attend an event at any one of these locations, even if you don't enjoy the show, you can at least marvel at the architecture.

From stages with a view of the ocean to private theaters made for royalty, check out 12 of our favorites below: