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Theatre & Dance in Prague

Theatre enthusiasts will simply love the city of Prague as it holds more than 40 theatres.

Prague (Praha) presents a wide range of events, performances and festivals to entertain the people. The theatres in Prague are of all kinds ranging from classical theatres to big modern productions and present a large variety like in its genres such as dance, puppetry, mime, opera etc. with grand light and sound effects.

There are many historical theatres in Prague where you can gaze at the architecture and designs also. Prague is visited by thousands of aspiring artists and professionals who come to display their talents. Listed below are some of the best theatres, which are absolute must-visit for everyone.

National Theatre (Národní Divadlo)
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National Theatre (Národní Divadlo)

The National Theatre is a cultural identity of Prague. It is the prime theater of the Czech Republic and a major European cultural space, with a legacy of more than 130 years. It is the holds the rich national cultural heritage, and also is a space for free artistic creation. The National Theatre showcases the opera, drama, ballet and Laterna magika. There are different performances based on classical legacy, also some prominent Czech works; and in addition to this, this theatre also provides a stage for the contemporary worldwide creations.

Address: Národní 2, CZ-110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 251 640 347

The State Opera (Státní Opera)
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The State Opera (Státní Opera)

The State Opera house has its own unique history and a journey. Its establishment goes back to the year 1888 when it was known as the New German theatre, later the name was changed to Smetana theatre, and again in further times, it was renamed as the State Opera Theatre. The theatre works for exhibiting the traditional European arts like opera and drama and also has an eminent contribution in the documentation and publication of the old theatrical activities and recreation of the previous archives.

Address: Wilsonova 4, Prague 1, Czech Republic.

Estates Theatre (Stavovské Divadlo)
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Estates Theatre (Stavovské Divadlo)

This splendid theatre also known as Hraběcí Nosticovo divadlo was built in the year 1783 in classical style and has been preserved in almost same condition till today. The theatre’s history is embedded with numerous prestigious performances of music and drama. The Estates Theatre also known as Stavovské Divadlo is a part of the most prominent National Theatre which has always provided stage for rich arts like classic drama, opera and ballet. It is located at Železná, Prague.

Address: Železná, 110 00 Praha 1, Staré Město, Czech Republic.

National Marionette Theatre (Národní Divadlo Marionet)
National Marionette Theatre

National Marionette Theatre (Národní Divadlo Marionet)

Located at the historical centre of world puppetry, Žatecká-Staré Město, the National Marionette Theatre is a traditional puppet theatre and a unique Art Deco space which was established in the year 1929. It is exclusively dedicated to the puppet theatre which is a traditional Bohemian art and is popular among kids and adults. The National Marionette Theatre has so far staged several puppet shows for adults and children and has kept the legacy alive.

Address: Žatecká 1, 110 00 Prague 1, Staré Město, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 224 819 322 - 24

Black Light Theatres
Black Light Theatre

Black Light Theatres

Black Light Theatre (černé divadlo) commonly known as Black Theatre is a form of theatre that uses a black light. Originated in Asia this theatrical style has become famous in Prague. The black theatre uses black curtains, fluorescent costumes, dark stage, UV lights to create visual illusions. Some of the main Black Light theatres in Prague, Czech Republic includes:
▪ Ta Fantastica (Divadlo Ta Fantastika)
▪ Black Light Theatre Srnec (Černé Divadlo Srnec)
▪ Image Black Light Theatre (Image Černé Divadlo)
▪ Black Light Theatre Metro (Divadlo Metro)
▪ Wow Show Prague (Wow Výstava Praha)
▪ HILT Black Light Theatre And Shadow Theatre Prague
▪ All Colours Theatre
▪ Black Light Theatre Animato (Černé Divadlo Animato)

Rudolfinum
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Rudolfinum

One more feather in the crown of rich European art and culture, the Rudolfinum is a music auditorium and an art gallery which is a memoir of the neo renaissance era in Europe which is located at Alšovo nábř, Prague. It was built back in the year 1885 and was designed by the architect Josef Zitek. The auditorium is named in honor of Prince Rudolf who was the crown prince of Austria. Since year 1946, this auditorium is a venue for the Czech philharmonic orchestra and also the Prague Spring International Music Festival is regularly held herein. The auditorium is one of the oldest concert halls present in Europe and takes us back to the rich artistic culture and history of Europe.

Address: Alšovo nábřeží 12, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 227 059 227

Karlin Musical Theatre (Hudební Divadlo Karlín)
Karlin Musical Theatre

Karlin Musical Theatre (Hudební Divadlo Karlín)

This is the third oldest theatre in Prague which was initially used as a stage circus arena for magic shows and midget shows. However in the later phase, the theatre has developed as a well-known venue for musicals and operettas. Today the Karlín Musical Theatre is one of the largest historic theatres which can accommodate up to 1,000 people. The theatre is located at Křižíkova in Prague.

Address: Křižíkova 10, CZ 186 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 221 868 111

Laterna Magika
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Laterna Magika

Laterna magika happens to be the world’s first multimedia theatre which is now half century old. It is a beautifully designed huge glass structure located at Národní, next to the National Theatre, and it is the fourth ensemble of the National Theatre. Herein, the visitors can witness shows of mix films and visual effects with live drama. Also, this theatre features numerous performances with mime artists and dancers from all genres like ballet and also contemporary dance. A visit to Laterna magika is necessary for a unique Czech theatre experience. The performances are enchanting because of the black light theatre effects which are bought in order to create illusions.

Address: Křižíkova 283/10, 186 00 Praha 8, Florenc, Czech Republic.

The New Stage (Nová Scéna)
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The New Stage (Nová Scéna)

The New Stage is open for contemporary theatre forms. The construction of the building was done between 1981 and 1983 while the architecture of this building also is considered as the most contentious in Prague. Initially, the building was to be used as a stage for drama, ballet, and chamber opera however, now it functions as a stage for performing multi-genre arts including drama, opera and dance.

Address: Národní 1393/4, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic.

Vinohrady Theatre (Divadlo Na Vinohradech)
Vinohrady Theatre

Vinohrady Theatre (Divadlo Na Vinohradech)

This is one of the milestones in the theatrical journey and evolution in Prague. The place is also known as Divadlo Na Vinohradech and is a prestigious theatre with a history of about a century. It is mainly dedicated to art forms like comedies, musicals and dramas. It is located at Náměstí Míru 7 and is a recommended destination for the travellers in Prague.

Opening Times: Mon. to Fri. 10am - 6pm
Address: us. Rate of 7, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 224 257 601, +420 296 550 229

Broadway Theatre (Divadlo Broadway)
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Broadway Theatre (Divadlo Broadway)

The Broadway Theatre which is also known as the Divadlo Broadway is located at Na Příkopě street and is a part of the Palace Sevastopol; a building built in a functionalist style . It was inaugurated in the year 2002 with the Musical Cleopatra as its debut, since then it concentrates more on featuring musicals and musical acts. The theatre can be a pleasing venue for people with keen interest for multi genre music.

Address: as Na Příkopě 31, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 225 113 310, +420 225 113 199

Svandovo Theatre (Švandovo Divadlo)
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Svandovo Theatre (Švandovo Divadlo)

The Švandovo Theatre located in Smíchov is a stage of Prague which was established in 1871 as Arena Eggenberg. In 1900 it was reconstructed and renamed as Intimate Theatre. Again in 1930, the theatre was renamed as Comic Theatre and since 1932 it is known as Švandovo Theatre. The theatre with the capacity of around 300 visitors is supported by Municipality of Prague and is the first drama theatre having English supertitles. The theatre gives opportunities to different projects and alternative companies.

Address: Štefánikova 57, 150 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 234 651 111

Minor Theatre (Divadlo Minor)
Minor Theatre

Minor Theatre (Divadlo Minor)

Minor theatre, also known as Divadlo minor is located at Vodičkova. It is an energetic, playful and contemporary puppet theatre in Prague, especially meant for children and youngsters. The directors and artists from opera, films and puppet theatre present their creation on this stage. There are also mute clown performances and productions which make it understandable for foreigners as well. It is a fun venue particularly for kids.

Address: Vodickova 6, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 222 231 702

Spejbl and Hurvínek Theatre (Divadlo Spejbla a Hurvinka)
Spejbl and Hurvínek Theatre

Spejbl and Hurvínek Theatre (Divadlo Spejbla a Hurvinka)

The Spejbl and Hurvínek Theatre is the first puppet theatre which was established in 1930 in Pilsen. It was then re-established in Prague in 1945. Most of the performances take place in the Czech Republic, however, some are held abroad too. The comedy duo Spejbl and Hurvínek which are made from fine wood have gained international success for their shows. The other puppets in the show are Mánička, Mrs. Kateřina Hovorková alias granny and Žeryk.

Address: Dejvická street 38, 160 00 Prague 6, Dejvice, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 221 716 111

Archa Theater (Divadlo Archa)
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Archa Theater (Divadlo Archa)

Archa Theatre is a venue for presenting contemporary stage art, without limitations of genres. It also is a production house, which promotes contemporary art by itself and also with collaboration with other organizations. Artists from this theatre present their own creations not only here but also at other venues. It is a place for cultural exchange and collaboration and critical enquiry through art forms.

Opening Times: Mon. - Fri. 10am to 6pm
Address: o.p.s., Na Poříčí 26, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 221 716 111

Palace Theatre (Divadlo Palace)
Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre (Divadlo Palace)

Divadlo Palace Theatre is located in the heart of Prague on Wenceslas Square. Herein, the visitors can witness real elite acting performances bought together under one roof The theatre feature number of drama performances, art festivals and charity shows, one of that being the "Mental Power Prague Film Festival."

Opening Times: Mon. to Fri. 10am - 7pm, Sat. Sun., holidays 12pm - 7pm
Address: Václavské náměstí 43, Prague, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 224 228 814

Dejvické Theatre (Dejvické Divadlo)
Dejvické Theatre

Dejvické Theatre (Dejvické Divadlo)

Dejvické Theater has completed a quarter century of its inauguration. This theatre has a reputation of being popular and one of the most visited Czech theatres. It is a fine theatre, with clear views and with focuses on actors who perform onstage. Since its establishment and debut in the year 1992, this theatre has been staging numerous multi genre art performances.

Address: ops, Green 1084 / 15a, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 233 339 108

Millennium Theatre (RockOpera Praha)
RockOpera Praha

Millennium Theatre (RockOpera Praha)

Millennium Theatre located in the Praha 7 area, is a theatre in Prague, Czech Republic. It sports one of the largest auditoriums in Prague with the capacity of up to 900 seats. Many famous artists have performed in this theatre. It also hosts a variety of cultural events every year.

Address: Komunardů 306/1, 170 00 Praha 7, Holešovice, Pražská tržnice, hala č. 10, Czech Republic.
Tel.: +420 730 515 055

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