The National Theatre

Národní 2, Praha 1

Theatre

Show image detail
Address:Národní 2, Praha 1
Capacity:1062
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:Yes
Reviews: (12)

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

Werther - preview image

Werther

Opera by Jules Massenet

June 09, 2018 | 19:00 (Sat)

Carmen - preview image

Carmen

Opera by Georges Bizet

June 12, 2018 | 19:00 (Tue)

Rusalka - preview image

Rusalka

Opera by Antonín Dvořák

June 14, 2018 | 19:00 (Thu)

Tosca - preview image

Tosca

Opera by Giacomo Puccini

June 17, 2018 | 19:00 (Sun)

Lohengrin - preview image

Lohengrin

Opera by Richard Wagner

November 07, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Aida - preview image

Aida

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

November 18, 2018 | 19:00 (Sun)

Macbeth - preview image

Macbeth

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

December 05, 2018 | 19:00 (Wed)

La Boheme - preview image

La Boheme

Opera by Giacomo Puccini

January 20, 2019 | 19:00 (Sun)

Prague Symphony Orchestra Concerts

Prague Symphony Orchestra Concerts - preview image

February until June 2018

The best of Prague classical music - Prague Symphony Orchestra concerts! Look forward to Mahler´s Symphony No. 9, J. S. Bach, Jose Cura, A. Dvořák, music from The Oscar winning movie The Shop On The Main Street and more!

Prague Proms Festival 2018

Prague Proms Festival 2018 - preview image

June until July 2018

The outstanding orchestral concerts in the Smetana Hall and Hybernia Theatre are not to be missed. The world known orchestras, conductors and soloists such as Christian Lindberg or Monica Mancini will perform. Book now!

Dvořák Prague International Festival

Dvořák Prague International Festival - preview image

September 2018

Highly acclaimed classical music festival where top soloists, conductors and the most internationally praised orchestras are presenting works by Antonín Dvořák and other composers in Prague´s finest venues. Not to be missed!

Classical Music in famous Prague´s churches

Classical Music in famous Prague´s churches - preview image

Concert Season 2018

Find a list of all spiritual, sacred, organ or chamber concerts in the most famous churches in Prague center with astonishing architecture and exterior. Most of them have unique organ instruments from Baroque period.

Listen and Dine

Listen and Dine - preview image

Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz, classical, traditional. Some great Prague event venues. Exquisite meal. Choice is yours.

Group Discounts

Group Discounts - preview image

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.

Event of the month

Our tip