Music, Film, Theater
Prague is the European center of culture. You can enjoy the best music and theater performances there. Some of them are listed below. If it is your first visit to Prague you should not miss to listen some classical music concert in Rudolfinum or Municipal House, to visit State Opera and to see some black light theater performance.
Remember Prague is a part of the cultural and conservative Europe. So, you are not supposed to eat or drink during the theater performance and classical music concert (even no pop corn nor coke). If you feel hungry, feed up yourself before going there, please :-)
Opera and Ballet
There are a couple of opera or ballet performances every night in Prague. The best known performances are held by Prague State Opera and by the Prague National Theatre Opera at three beautiful opera houses. Opera performances are usually sung in the original language with subtitles (English ones with Czech operas and Czech ones with all the others). English program brochures are always available. Get the schedule and the tickets online.
# State Opera, Wilsonova 4, phone 224 227 266
Formerly the German Theatre is the most beautiful opera house in Prague. Presets either Rigoletto, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Turandot, Cosi fan tutte, The Magic Flute, Lucia di Lammermoor, Nabucco daily at 7 pm.
# National Theatre, Narodni 1, phone 224 901 319
Precious monument of the Czech history is full of paintings and pieces of art. This Czech opera and ballet theatre Number One presents either Aida, Romeo and Julie, Cyrano from Bergerac, Lucerna, La Traviata, Carmen, La Syphide/Napoli, Rock n Roll, Falstaff at 7 pm.
# Theatre of the Estates, Ovocny trh
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself conducted the world premiere of his Don Giovanni in this building in 1787. Now it presents either Don Giovanni, Mozartissimo, Don Juan, Richard III, Magic Flute, Le nozze di Figaro, La finta giardineira at 7 pm
Prague is gorgeous place for classical music lovers. You can enjoy a half dozen concerts every evening there. They are held either in the historic concert halls or in churches. Find the schedule at any visitor center or get the invitation just from the concert-agent on the street (do not worry they will hunt you up :-) You should not miss to visit some of the most famous concert places:
# Rudolfinum concert halls, Alsovo nabrezi 12, phone 227 059 227
present classical music concerts almost daily usually at 7:30 pm
# Municipal House, Namesti Republiky 5, phone 222 002 101
presents classical music concerts almost daily usually at 7:30 pm
# St Jilji Church, Husova 8
presents classical music concerts almost daily at 8 pm
# St Nicholas Cathedral, Old Town Square, phone 224 190 994
presents classical music concerts almost daily usually at 5 pm
# St Nicholas Church, Malostranske Square, phone 257 534 215
presents classical music concerts almost daily usually at 6 pm
# Bertramka, Mozartova 169, phone 257 318 461
presents classical music concerts almost daily at 5 pm
Prague Spring Festival
This traditional Classical Music Festival is the best known annual cultural event. It begins every year on May 12, the anniversary of Smetana's death, and it runs till June 3. If you are classical music fan you really should not miss it.
Prague Autumn Festival
This young Classical Music Festival is held in Prague's concert halls in the second part of September. You can enjoy there the most famous orchestras from the whole world. Get the tickets from any ticket counter listed below or in the Rudolfinum Concert Hall.
It could be interesting to listen the world famous musical in the Czech language, don't you think? Recently you can choose from:
# Carmen, musical in theater Karlin, Krizikova 10, phone 221 868 666, almost daily at 7 pm
# Golem, musical in theater Hybernia, Namesti Republiky 4, phone 221 419 420, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm
# Kleopatra, musical in theater Broadway, Na Prikope 31, phone 221 113 311, almost daily at 7 pm
# Touha, musical in theater Kalich, Jungmannova 9, phone 296 245 311, almost daily at 7 pm
There are a lot of music clubs in Prague. Find the one which you can fit in.
In Prague you can enjoy excellent jazz. The most famous jazz clubs are listed below. You will probably meet there a lot of visitors from the whole world.
# AghaRTA Jazz Centrum, Zelezna 16, phone 222 211 275
# Charles Bridge Jazz Club, Saska 3, phone 287 220 820
# Jazz Club Ungelt, Tyn 2, phone 224 895 787
# Metropolitan Jazz Club, Jungmannova 14, phone 224 947 777
# Reduta Jazz Club, Narodni 20, phone 224 933 487
There are a lot of local disco places in Prague. The most famous are:
# Karlovy Lazne, Smetanovo nabrezi 198
# Lavka, Novotneho lavka 1, phone 221 082 288
# Mecca, U pruhonu 3, phone 283 870 522
# Disco Letna, Veletrzni 61, phone 233 371 855
English Speaking Clubs
If you feel lonely, these places are good for finding somebody for dating :-)
# Radost FX, Belehradska 120, phone 224 254 776
# U Maleho Glena, Karmelitska 23, phone 257 531 717
# JO's Bar, Malostranske namesti 7, phone 602 971 478
There are a lot of local rock clubs in Prague. The most famous are two of them, both located just in the city center.
# Lucerna Music Bar, Vodickova 36, phone 224 217 108
# Rock Cafe, Narodni 20, phone 224 914 416
# Roxy, Dlouha 33, phone 224 826 296
There are about 50 theaters in Prague with performances mostly in Czech language. Foreigners can enjoy black light theater or marionette theater performances every evening. Get the schedule and the tickets from any visitor center or ticket agency.
Black Light Theater
The black light theater originated in Prague in 1961 and spread through the whole world. It could be nice experience to visit the black light theater performance in its hometown.
# Black Light Theater of Jiri Srnec, Narodni 20, phone 257 921 835
presents The Best of Light Theater almost daily at 7:30 pm
# Image Theater, Parizska 4, phone 222 329 191
presents black light theater or pantomime performance daily at 8 pm
# Animato Theater, Na Prikope 10, phone 281 932 665
presents Rock Therapy almost daily at 8:30 pm
# Ta Fantastica, Karlova 8, phone 222 221 366
presents Aspects of Alice daily at 9:30 pm
# All Colors Theater, Rytirska 31, phone 224 212 810
presents Faust, daily at 8:30 pm
Marionette Theater (Puppet Show)
You can buy some marionette and puppet in the shops around the city center and you can even enjoy the marionette theater:
# Divadlo na Mustku, Na Mustku 3
presents Don Giovanni daily at 6 pm and 8 pm
also presents Cats in Prague daily at 7:15 pm and 9:15 pm
# Marionette Theater, Karlova 12
presents Don Giovanni daily at 5 pm and 8 pm
There are about 30 movie theaters in Prague. They usually present American movies in English with Czech subtitles. You will get the ticket for 80-120 Kc there. Our favorite movie theaters are:
# Evald, Narodni 28, phone 221 105 225
# Lucerna, Vodickova 36, phone 224 216 972
# Svetozor, Vodickova 41, phone 224 947 824
There are two special movie theaters. Ponrepo-Bio Konvikt at Bartolomejska 11 (phone 224 237 233) presents non commercial and old movies from the whole world. Also you can see there old Czech movies with English subtitles. Another special cinema Aero located at Biskupcova 31 (phone 271 771 349) presents the profiles of the famous directors and the festival movies. So if you are the film expert, these places are for you :-)
Some multi screen movie theaters were open in Prague. They are very modern with comfortable chairs, big screens and excellent sound. Three of them are located in the city center, others in the suburbs next to the hyper markets. The ticket price is usually from 120 to 160 Kc there.
# Palace Cinemas Slovansky dum, Na Prikope 22, phone 257 181 212
located just in the city center close to Wenceslas Square
# Village Cinemas Andel, Radlicka 1, phone 251 115 111 located next to the new shopping mall next to metro station Andel
# Palace Cinemas Novy Smichov, Plzenska 8, phone 257 181 212
located in the new shopping mall next to metro station Andel
# Village Cinemas Cerny most, Chlumecka 8, phone 266 790 800
located in the suburb Cerny most, large fast food facilities and internet cafe with fast connection
# Palace Cinemas Hostivar, Svehlova 32, phone 257 181 212
located in the suburb Hostivar
# Multikino Galaxy, Arkalicka 874, phone 296 141 414
located in the suburb Jizni mesto, first multi screen theater in Prague
# Multikino Ladvi, Buresova 1662, phone 286 587 027
located in the suburb Dablice, the best multi screen theater ticket price in Prague
# Palace Cinemas Letnany, Veleska 663, phone 257 181 212 located in suburb Letnany
You can buy the ticket from the ticket counter right in a theater or a concert hall. Sometimes they are sold out so we recommend you to buy the ticket from a ticket agency in advance. Usually you will get them for the same price. Find here very useful list of ticket agencies which are located in the city center. You can also get the tickets online.
# Praha 1, Salvatorska 10, open weekdays 9 am to 5:15 pm, phone 296 329 999, fax 296 328 888
# Praha 1, Rytirska 31, open daily 8:30 am to 20:30 pm
Prague Information Service
# Praha 1, Old Town Hall, open daily 9 am to 7 pm
# Praha 1, Na Prikope 20, open weekdays 9 am to 6 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays
Bohemia Ticket International
# Praha 1, Na Prikope 16, open weekdays 10 am to 7 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays 10 am to 3 pm, phone 224 215 031
# Praha 1, Male namesti 13, open weekdays 9 am to 5 pm, closed on weekends, phone 224 227 832
Prague Tourist Center
# Praha 1, Rytirska 12, open daily 9 am to 8 pm, phone 224 212 209
# Praha 2, Koubkova 8, open weekdays and Saturdays 9 am to 6 pm, phone 224 263 049
FOK Ticket Sales
# Praha 1, Municipal House, U Obecniho domu 2, open weekdays 10 am to 6 pm, closed on weekends, phone 222 002 336<br>