What is The Black Light Theatre?

The Black Light Theatre is a unique spectacle that will blow you away with its beauty, visual artistry and non-verbal intelligibility. 

Sample of black light theatre performance here!  

Prague Black Light Theatre will captivate both you and your children! It is a blend of pantomime, dance, music and a non-verbal theatre production.
In principle, the black light theatre relies on one simple optical illusion called „black box trick.“ This illusion profits from a weakness of human eye. Actors dressed in black cannot be seen against black background, you can only see the actors dressed in colorful costumes. Actors in black use various props and objects. These objects are lit by an ultraviolet light or by moving spotlights. Since the actors are "invisible", the objects seem to be moving on their own and actors in costumes make you believe they can fly!

The Black Light Theatre dates back to ancient China when its principle was used in magic shadow performances using candlelight. In the 18th century shadow theatre made its way to Japan where it was integrated into traditional Japanese puppet theatre under the name of „Bunraku.“ A French avantgarde artist Georg Lafaille is considered to be the founder of modern Black Light Theatre. He started The Black Light Theatre in France in 1950 and in 1955 Czech pupeteers imported it from France to Czechoslovakia.

In the sixties an outstanding Czech artist Jiri Srnec brought the Czech Black Light Theatre to its perfection gaining worldwide acclaim for his performances at many international Black Light Theatre festivals. Nowadays, Prague is a center of the Black Light Theatre which flourished especially in the 90’s after the so-called Velvet Revolution. Many Czech artists started to further develop Black Light Theatre and promote it on the Czech theatre stages. Here, we offer you tickets for many Prague Black Light Theatre performances. You can choose from the popular Image Theatre, the oldest and most famous Jiri Srnec Theatre in the Savarin Palace, Ta Fantastika Theatre with its superb stage design, Black Light Theatre METRO with its patented technology, Black Light Theatre of Prague, the modern Black Light Theatre Wow or the Black Light Theatre Hilt that moved to the Theatre U Valsu.

And finally, there is the world-famous Laterna Magika, situated in the New Scene of the National Theatre. Laterna Magika combines film and theatre, pantomime, ballet, dancing, singing on stage, etc.,  using new technologies such as digital projection, new media (including real time programmable software ).
 
 

King Rudolf II. Renaissance Court Banquet

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April until August 2018

2-hour Renaissance concert and banquet close to Prague Castle. The ticket includes beautiful music by instrumental ensemble Ludus Musicus, performance by dance and theater ensemble Regii Caroli Regis, welcome drink and 4-course menu.

Prague Symphony Orchestra Concerts

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February until June 2018

The best of Prague classical music - Prague Symphony Orchestra concerts! Look forward to Mahler´s Symphony No. 9, J. S. Bach, Jose Cura, A. Dvořák, music from The Oscar winning movie The Shop On The Main Street and more!

Euroart Prague Festival of Chamber Music

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March until June 2018

This acclaimed festival will bring you the best of chamber music performed by the acknowledged European chamber ensembles. Czech Republic will present the great Stamic Quartet. Look forward to music of J. Haydn, A. Dvorak and more!

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

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March until July 2018

The outstanding orchestral concerts in the Smetana Hall are not to be missed. The world known conductors (such as Libor Pešek, Steven Mercurio, etc.) will be hosts in this 25th season of Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Book now!

Concerts in Municipal House - Smetana Hall

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Concert Season 2018

Smetana Hall was built as a tribute to the world known Czech composer Bedřich Smetana. The most acclaimed Czech and world orchestras perform here. Admire the Art Nouveau decorations whilst listening to great chamber or orchestral concerts!

Classical Music in famous Prague´s churches

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Concert Season 2018

Find a list of all spiritual, sacred, organ or chamber concerts in the most famous churches in Prague center with astonishing architecture and exterior. Most of them have unique organ instruments from Baroque period.

Classical music in famous Prague´s concert halls

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Concert Season 2018

Prague is a real Mekka for all classical music lovers. Choose from a wide list of concerts at glorious concert halls such as Rudolfinum, Municipal House or few hidden gems such as Boccaccio Hall. They are all located in Prague center.

Sightseeing Tour in Rudolfinum

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Home of Czech Philharmonic

Prague Ticket Office is the only exclusive ticket seller of the Rudolfinum art tour. Visit the presidential and conductor's lounge and both famous concert halls of Rudolfinum with an employee of the Czech Philharmonic as your guide.

Listen and Dine

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Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz, classical, traditional. Some great Prague event venues. Exquisite meal. Choice is yours.

Easter in Prague

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Spend Easter time in Prague listening to the best Easter classical music plus you get to visit the most prominent concert venues in Prague!

Sightseeing Tours

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Large selection of sightseeing tours in or outside of Prague. Tickets for private tour with your own guide or small group tours.

Gift Certificates

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Special Present

Is someone precious to you planning a trip to Prague? Why don´t you surprise them with a unique present! We are pleased to offer you Via Musica Gift Certificate.

Group Discounts

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We offer group discounts

Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

Sightseeing Tours

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Wide range of Prague sightseeing tours and tours in Czechia with a group or privately and in many different languages.

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