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 (Dvorak's Music Hall) or Municipal House (Smetana's Music Hall), 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. Also some formal dress or suite will be appreciated.

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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. Presents either Rigoletto, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Turandot, Cosi fan tutte, The Magic Flute, Lucia di Lammermoor, Nabucco daily at 7 pm. Get the tickets to State Opera online.
  • 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. Get the tickets to National Theatre online.
  • Theatre of the Estates, Ovocny trh 1, phone 224 901 319
    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. Get the tickets to Estates Theatre online.
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    Classical Music

    Rudolfinum 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. Get the schedule and the tickets online. You can also find the schedule at any visitor center or get the invitation 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 listed below.
  • 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 Nicholas Cathedral, Old Town Square, phone 774 178 774
    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
  • St Francis Church, Krizovnicke namesti 3, phone 221 108 266
    presents classical music concerts almost daily at 8 pm
  • Spanish Synagogue, Vezenska 1
    presents classical music concerts almost daily at 8 pm
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    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!

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    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.

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    Musical

    It could be interesting to listen the world famous musical in the Czech language, don't you think? Musicals are usually held at the following theatres.

  • Theater Karlin, Krizikova 10, phone 221 868 666
  • Theater Hybernia, Namesti Republiky 4, phone 221 419 420
  • Theater Broadway, Na Prikope 31, phone 225 113 311
  • Theater Kalich, Jungmannova 9, phone 296 245 311
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    Music Clubs

    There are a lot of music clubs in Prague. Find the one which you can fit in.

    Jazz
    In Prague you can enjoy excellent jazz. The most famous jazz clubs are listed below.

  • AghaRTA Jazz Centrum, Zelezna 16, phone 222 211 275
  • 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
  • Disco
    There are a lot of local disco places in Prague. The most famous are:
  • Karlovy Lazne, Smetanovo nabrezi 198
  • Lavka, Novotneho lavka 1, phone 221 082 278
  • Mecca, U pruhonu 3, phone 283 870 522
  • 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 (Little Glen), Karmelitska 23, phone 257 531 717
  • JO's Bar, Malostranske namesti 7, phone 602 971 478
  • Rock
    There are a lot of local rock clubs in Prague. The most famous are three of them, 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
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    Theater

    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
  • Metro Theater, Narodni 25, phone 221 085 276
    presents Life is Life almost daily at 8 pm
  • Ta Fantastica, Karlova 8, phone 222 221 366
    presents Aspects of Alice daily at 7 pm and 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 at the following theaters.
  • Theater 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
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    Movie Theaters

    There are about 30 movie theaters in Prague. They usually present American movies in English with Czech subtitles. You will get the ticket for 100-200 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 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 presents the profiles of the famous directors and the festival movies. So if you are the film expert, these places are for you :-)

    Of course there are multi screen movie theaters in Prague. They are very modern with comfortable chairs, big screens and excellent sound. Four of them are located in the city center, two of them in the suburbs next to the hyper markets. The ticket price is usually from 140 to 160 Kc there.

  • Palace Cinemas Slovansky dum, Na Prikope 22, phone 221 451 212
    located just in the city center close to Wenceslas Square
  • Cinestar Andel, Radlicka 1, phone 251 115 111
    located next to the 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
  • Cinema City Flora, Vinohradska 151, phone 255 742 021
    located in the shoppin mall next to metro station Flora
  • Cinestar Cerny most, Chlumecka 8, phone 266 790 999
    located in the suburb Cerny most close (walking distance) to metro station Cerny most
  • Palace Cinemas Letnany, Veleska 663, phone 257 181 212
    located in the suburb Letnany close (5 minutes by bus) to metro station Letnany
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    Tickets

    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 tickets in advance online. Or you can visit some of ticket agencies which are located in the city center.

    Ticketpro

  • Praha 1, Wenceslas Square 37
  • Praha 1, Stepanska 61
  • 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 10 am to 5 pm, closed on weekends, phone 224 227 832
  • Ticketstream

  • Praha 2, Koubkova 8, phone 224 263 049
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