The National Theatre in Prague

Národní 2, Praha 1


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Address:Národní 2, Praha 1
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 

Upcoming events

Hamlet - preview image


Drama with English subtitles

June 18, 2024 | 19:00 (Tue)

A Bouquet - preview image

A Bouquet

Drama with English subtitles

June 22, 2024 | 14:00 (Sat)

Jenůfa - preview image


Opera by Leoš Janáček

September 11, 2024 | 19:00 (Wed)

Rusalka - preview image


Opera by A. Dvořák

September 21, 2024 | 18:00 (Sat)

Carmen - preview image


Opera by Georges Bizet

September 25, 2024 | 19:00 (Wed)

Hordubal - preview image


Drama with English subtitles

October 03, 2024 | 19:00 (Thu)

Turandot  - preview image


Opera by Giacomo Puccini

October 19, 2024 | 17:00 (Sat)

Libuše - preview image


Opera by Bedřich Smetana

October 28, 2024 | 17:00 (Mon)