Národní 2, Praha 1
The 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 National Theatre was reopened 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.
The venue was plush and a lovely space to be in.
One of the most glorious theatre spaces in Europe. A must-see.
The Prague National Theatre was almost worth the cost if admission on its own! A real gem of a building. Gold leaf and carvings everywhere with an enormous chandelier to set it all off. Visually stunning. Although the better seats had gone by the time we booked and we could not see part of the stage this did not really spoil our enjoyment. The ticket price was very low given the costs that staging such a production must involve. Drink prices and the programme were also very reasonable. In Britain one feels exploited by programmes and drinks costing almost as much as the ticket prices.
One suggestion is that when tickets are collected from the box office in the new building people are told where to go. It took us a few minutes to realise she we had to go next door.
Le Théâtre National c'est un lieu magnifique.
This is a good example that a good opera should be performed in a beautiful theater. The imposing and stately atmosphere of this historical building is essential.
Les toilettes hommes ne sont pas indiquées
Easy to get tickets, comfortable seats, in a great opera house. Very good refreshment facilities.
Magnifique, très bien organisée, très bien entretenue, un petit bijou avec une acoustique irréprochable.
Theatre is lovely and staff were very helpful. Venue could be improved by more toilets as there are long queues during the intermission.
A grandiose, elegant building with very good acoustics. A joy.
The National Theater is overwhelming! The most beautiful theater I have ever seen!!
Le lieu est superbe
Très belle salle et bonne acoustique.
Une salle un peu ancienne, fastueuse mais très chaleureuse grâce à ses dimensions assez modestes permettant de toute part une bonne visibilité de la scène. Belle cohésion du public pourtant très mixte. Très bonne acoustique.
The theatre was beautiful and worth the visit alone.
Très beau ballet parfaitement danse drôle et dans un lieu magique de Prague
Gorgeous and Excquisite.
Very centrally located, timing and intervals well set to allow to enjoy a light supper without rushing after the fall of the curtain. Enjoy the balcony view on Vlatva to refresh attention and take a breeze glass in hand.
Facile d’accès en transport
The National Theater is a beautiful and historic venue.
We enjoyed experiencing the great opera venue in Prague.
Très surprises par la beauté du bâtiment, vraiment magnifique et plein de charme.
Fantastic venue, and although we were clearly underdressed ( being tourists for few days) , we were made to feel welcome. Beautiful surroundings, perfect acoustics and helpful customer service.
Stunning venue, not much room between the rows of seats though.
One of the great world venues
The venue is historic and the seats in the box were fantastic, despite a slightly limited view; similar to many seats in the National Theatre. Thank you
Beautiful building. However, a bit more leg room would have been great.
Opera by Sergei Prokofiev
May 24, 2019 | 19:00 (Fri)
Ballet by Louis -Joseph-Ferdinand Hérold
May 25, 2019 | 14:00 (Sat)
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi
June 05, 2019 | 19:00 (Wed)
Opera by Antonín Dvořák
June 06, 2019 | 19:00 (Thu)
June 07, 2019 | 19:00 (Fri)
June 08, 2019 | 11:00 (Sat)
Opera by Bedřich Smetana
June 08, 2019 | 19:00 (Sat)
Opera by Georges Bizet
June 18, 2019 | 19:00 (Tue)
June 21, 2019 | 19:00 (Fri)
Opera by Bedřich Smetana
June 27, 2019 | 19:00 (Thu)
Opera by Giacomo Puccini
July 03, 2019 | 19:00 (Wed)
Opera by Giacomo Puccini
August 27, 2019 | 19:00 (Tue)
August 29, 2019 | 19:00 (Thu)
Opera Giuseppe Verdi
September 03, 2019 | 19:00 (Tue)
Ballet by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
September 13, 2019 | 19:00 (Fri)
September 28, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)
Opera by Leoš Janáček
October 03, 2019 | 19:00 (Thu)
Opera by Umberto Giordano
October 09, 2019 | 19:00 (Wed)
October 22, 2019 | 19:00 (Tue)
Concert Season 2019: concerts in Klementinum Mirror Chapel & Municipal House are the most popular and highly rated chamber concerts in Prague. Dvořák Symphony Orchestra deliver the best of A. Vivaldi, A. Dvořák, W. A. Mozart and more.
Concert Season 2019: stop at Church of Our Lady before Týn, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, St. Salvator Church and Rudolfinum. The most central locations. Superb soloists and chamber orchestra. Fantastic music. Classy atmosphere.
January - December 2019:
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Concert season 2019:
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.
Choose from wide offer of Prague organ concerts with long tradition in beautiful churches. Admire the organs, some of them originating in the Baroque period. Hear J. S. Bach, C. Franck, G. F. Haendel and more. Truly unforgettable experience.
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May 21, 2019 | 21:00 (Tue)
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