The National Theatre in Prague

Národní 2, Praha 1

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Address:Národní 2, Praha 1
Capacity:933
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:Yes
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The National Theatre is the most important and representative theatre of the Czech Republic

The Prague National Theatre was built from the desire of the Czech people for national independence. Its building was financed from the collections on which participated broad masses of people as well as important donators (including the nobility and the emperor himself). The theatre foundation ceremonial on 16th May 1868 became a national celebration.

The theatre was opened in 1881. In the same year the theatre burned down, and this tragic event caused a huge wave of new collections to support the restoration of the theatre. The Prague National Theatre was re-opened in 1883 by the opera Libuše by Bedřich Smetana and since then it has been serving as a place of Czech national identity and as a flagship of the Czech culture to these days.

How to get there: 

  • Accessibility by Prague public transport:
    metro B (yellow line) - Národni třída station
    tram Nos. 2, 9, 17, 18, 22, 23 - Národní divadlo stop
  • Nearest car parking:
    The underground car park of the National Theatre is closed due to reconstruction.
    You can park in:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1)
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1)

Upcoming events

Rusalka - preview image

Rusalka

Opera by Antonín Dvořák

December 10, 2022 | 19:00 (Sat)

Carmen - preview image

Carmen

Opera by Georges Bizet

December 13, 2022 | 19:00 (Tue)

Jakobín - preview image

Jakobín

Opera by Antonín Dvořák

January 05, 2023 | 19:00 (Thu)

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Marysha

Drama with English subtitles

February 05, 2023 | 19:00 (Sun)

Onegin - preview image

Onegin

Ballet by P. I. Tchaikovsky

February 09, 2023 | 19:00 (Thu)

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Jenůfa

Opera by Leoš Janáček

February 11, 2023 | 19:00 (Sat)

Oedipus Rex - preview image

Oedipus Rex

Drama with English subtitles

February 21, 2023 | 19:00 (Tue)

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Turandot

Opera by Giacomo Puccini

March 10, 2023 | 19:00 (Fri)