The National Theatre

Národní 2, Praha 1

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

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Werther

Opera by Jules Massenet

November 20, 2018 | 19:00 (Tue)

Macbeth - preview image

Macbeth

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

December 05, 2018 | 19:00 (Wed)

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Carmen

Opera by Georges Bizet

December 13, 2018 | 19:00 (Thu)

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Rusalka

Opera by Antonín Dvořák

December 28, 2018 | 17:00 (Fri)

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Tosca

Opera by Giacomo Puccini

January 06, 2019 | 19:00 (Sun)

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La Boheme

Opera by Giacomo Puccini

January 20, 2019 | 19:00 (Sun)

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Timeless

Ballet by P. I. Tchaikovsky, F. Chopin and I. Stravinsky

January 31, 2019 | 19:00 (Thu)

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Lohengrin

Opera by Richard Wagner

February 17, 2019 | 17:00 (Sun)

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Libuše

Opera by Bedřich Smetana

March 02, 2019 | 19:00 (Sat)

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Jenůfa

Opera by Leoš Janáček

March 22, 2019 | 19:00 (Fri)

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Aida

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

May 05, 2019 | 19:00 (Sun)

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Dalibor

Opera by Bedřich Smetana

June 27, 2019 | 19:00 (Thu)

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Group Discounts

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We offer group discounts

Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

Gift Certificates

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Special Present

Is someone precious to you planning a trip to Prague? Why don´t you surprise them with a unique present! We are pleased to offer you Via Musica Gift Certificate.

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