In Hybernia theatre you can see the best of the famous ballet and opera performed by leading Czech artists
Hybernia Theatre and its location have a rich history. In the 14th century, the emperor Charles IV built the St. Ambrosius monastery here which gradually fell under different orders, the Benedictines, Minorites, and finally in the 17th century the Irish Franciscans.
In late-18th century the monastery was shut down on the order of Emperor Joseph II and the church was deconsecrated. Still, the place was called „U Hybernů“ (Hybernia means Ireland in latin). The former church served as a customs house, exhibition hall. In 2006 its interior was transformed into a modern theatre hosting mainly musicals, but also ballet, opera performances and jazz concerts.
As of 2019, the decoration of the theatre is very simple. There is a nice bar at the entrance and a little cloakroom on side.
How to get there:
- Accessibility by public transport:
metro B (yellow line) - Náměstí republiky stop
trams Nos. 8, 14, 26, 91 - Náměstí republiky stop
- Nearest car parking:
garages of the Palladium or Kotva shopping malls on Náměstí republiky