Karlin Music Theatre

Křižíkova 10, Praha 8 186 00

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Address:Křižíkova 10, Praha 8 186 00
Capacity:921
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:Yes

The Karlin Music Theatre is one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in Prague.

The Neo-Baroque building, completed in 1881, was originally furnished with tables and initially served for circus and, later on, vaudeville performances and cabaret shows. In the 1920s, the building hosted performances given by various theatre companies and operetta performances.
Throughout its history, the Karlin Theatre employed some of the most distinguished Czech artists. During the time of the Nazi occupation, the building was the venue for performances of then closed National Theatre, under the name Provisional Theatre. After the World War II, in 1945, the director E. F. Burian launched in Karlin the regular operation of the repertoire musical theatre. In 1950, the theatre came under the administration of the City of Prague, and in 1954 became the property of the state and was given a new name: the State Theatre in Karlín. In 1961, it was returned to the City of Prague as the Karlín Music Theatre, and has remained so until the present day.

Please note:

Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.
The National Theatre is performing some of its opera and ballet productions (during the period of reconstruction of the State Opera building) at the Karlin Music Theatre. 


* Walking distance from our Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
30 min

* Accessibility by public transport:
metro B (yellow line) or C (red line) - Florenc stop
trams 3, 8, 14, 21 - Bila labut stop
Take day-time trams Nos. 3, 8, 14 or 21 get off at the Bílá labut stop and then walk towards the park and the City of Prague Museum, enter the metro underpass and exit in Krizikova street.

* Nearest car parking:
Passenger vehicles can be parked during the attendance of a performance at the Karlín Music Theatre at the car park within the Florenc Central Bus Station complex, only 100 metres from the theatre. From 6.30pm to 11.00pm, theatre visitors can park at the discount rate of 10 CZK/hour.

Upcoming events

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Nabucco

Giuseppe Verdi

May 30, 2017 | 19:00 (Tue)

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Rusalka

Antonin Dvorak

June 15, 2017 | 19:00 (Thu)

International festival Dvorak´s Prague

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September 2017

From the very beginning the main goal of the Dvorak Prague International Music Festival is to promote the good name of Czech culture via the legacy of the works of Antonin Dvorak, his contemporaries, and his pupils.

13th International festival Prague proms

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June and July 2017

What a pleasure to present great international Prague Proms festival highlights for the thirteenth year in a row! Traditional Proms style is to put together a charming blend of classics and jazz.

International Festival Bach for all in Prague

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July 2017

The music festival devoted to the compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach will take place during 14th-28th July in Prague. Bach’s works will be presented by the most renowned Baroque music performers from the Czech Republic and abroad.

Respect two day Festival of world music in Prague

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June 2017

Twentieth edition of the longest running Czech world-music festival internationally known for its adventurous and innovative programming will be held on Saturday 17th of June and Sunday 18th of June 2017 in Prague centre.

Summer in Prague

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Let´s have some fun in Prague this summer! Just choose...

Listen and Dine

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Pairing delicious Czech meal and classical or jazz music.

Sightseeing Tours

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Discover and enjoy Prague with excellent guides!

Gift Certificates

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Offer to precious people in your life the Via Musica Gift Certificate!

Group Discounts

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Are you a group of 10 + people? We offer The Group Discounts!

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Viola and Organ

May 27, 2017 | 17:00 (Sat)

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