The New Stage - Laterna magika

Národní 4, Praha 1

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Address:Národní 4, Praha 1
Capacity:405
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:Yes
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Welcome to the New Stage of National Theatre - Laterna magika, a world famous nonverbal multimedia theatre in Prague!

Legendary project of Laterna Magika is a Czech-unique, a show combining elements of film and live acting performances. 

Classical principles of non-verbal theatre mingle with dance, film images and black light theatre. The audience is drawn into the story by a panoramically projected image, and fantastic scenes surpass the boundaries between fantasy and reality. 
Enjoy the journey to the fantastic world of the Laterna magika, a synthesis of pantomimedance, music, film and black light theatre!

The building of the New Stage of National Theatre, built in 1983, was tailored to the specific requirements of Laterna magika performances. The unconventional edifice, covered by over four thousand pieces of glass tiles, was designed by Karel Prager. The diversely shaped glass tiles, created by Stanislav Libensky, form a distinctive relief which gives the New Stage its characteristic appearance. This unique use of glass makes the whole building an original sculptural work of art.

Please note:

Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.


* Walking distance from the Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
30 min

* Accessibility by Prague public transport:
metro B (yellow line) - Narodni trida stop
tram: lines No. 6, 9, 17, 18, 22, 53, 57, 58, 59 – Narodni divadlo stop

* Nearest car parking:
National Theatre, Ostrovni 1, Praha 1

Upcoming events

Sightseeing Art Tour in Rudolfinum

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Home of Czech Philharmonic

Don´t miss the opportunity to go on the tour of Rudolfinum, home of the Czech Philharmonic, with an employee of the Czech Philharmonic as your guide. It´s truly unique experience standing on the Dvorak Hall stage facing the (imaginable) spectactors!

International Festival Strings of Autumn

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October and November 2017

has been rated as ..."one of Prague’s most innovative musical undertakings" by the New York Times. The Strings of Autumn is a meeting place for the spheres of classical music, jazz, world music, and genre-defying projects. Now the 21st edition!

International Festival Archaion Kallos

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October 2017

This acclaimed festival will bring you parts from "Greek Passion" by Bohuslav Martinu, sacred music by P. I. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninoff and more jewels of Orthodox music ranging from Byzantine era to contemporary works.

Exceptional Orchestral Concerts in Prague

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December 2017 until April 2018

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

Autumn walks in Prague

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Autumn is the perfect time for walking through Prague. See our list of sightseeing tours.

Christmas Concerts

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Christmas concerts in Prague are known for its long tradition and beautiful atmosphere.

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!

Group Discounts

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We offer group discounts

Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best possible discount for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

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