The National Theatre

Národní 2, Praha 1

Theatre

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Address:Národní 2, Praha 1
Capacity:1062
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:Yes

The National Theatre is the most important and representative theatre of the Czech Republic. 

In The National Theatre you can see top opera and ballet performances.

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 the 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 Libuse by Bedrich 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.

Please note:

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

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

* Accessibility by Prague public transport:
metro B (yellow line) - Mustek stop, trams 17, 18, 22 - Narodni divadlo stop

* Nearest car parking:
National Theatre, Ostrovni 1

Upcoming events

Libuse - preview image

Libuse

Bedrich Smetana

May 08, 2017 | 17:00 (Mon)

Macbeth - preview image

Macbeth

Giuseppe Verdi

May 12, 2017 | 19:00 (Fri)

Rusalka - preview image

Rusalka

Antonin Dvorak

May 30, 2017 | 19:00 (Tue)

Carmen - preview image

Carmen

Georges Bizet

June 12, 2017 | 19:00 (Mon)

Aida - preview image

Aida

Giuseppe Verdi

July 04, 2017 | 19:00 (Tue)

Jenufa - preview image

Jenufa

Leos Janacek

December 15, 2017 | 19:00 (Fri)

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

Respect two day Festival of world music in Prague - preview image

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! Fancy musicals or plays in original language? 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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