Žofín- Great Hall

Slovanský ostrov 226, Praha 1

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Address:Slovanský ostrov 226, Praha 1
Capacity:372
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:No

Neo Renaissance palace on Slavonic Island in Prague center next to the National Theatre

An elegant Neo Renaissance palace frequently hosts balls, concerts and social events.

Today´s Slavonic Island (Slovanský ostrov), or Žofín, developed gradually by alluvia brought by the river in Middle Ages. The island had several owners establishing various forms of enterprise here, i.e. dyers´ settlement, pub, a spa, two-storey restaurant with ballroom and concert hall.

In the 19th century a park was added and the place became a popular centre of Prague social life. Later the island was named after a wife of Archduke Franz Karl, Žofie (Sophia).

When the palace was rebuilt in Neo Renaissance style it became a popular ball venue among Prague elite, and the Academy of Music was set up here where Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák gave concerts along with other personalities of world music such as Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Richard Wagner.

The building has been preserved in its 19th century form until today and its beautiful halls continue to host balls, concerts and social gatherings.

How to get there: 

  • Walking distance from Via Musica shop on Old Town Square
    30 min
  • Accessibility by Prague public transport:
    metro B (yellow line) - Národní třída station
    tram 9, 17, 18, 22 - Národní divadlo stop
  • Nearest car parking:
    Národní divadlo (National Theatre), Ostrovní 1, Prague 1

Upcoming events

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Czech Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles

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Concert Season 2020: esteemed members of the most accomplished Czech orchestra widely recognized around the globe offer regular performances in the Suk Hall, Rudolfinum. Popular and less known compositions.

Romantic Valentine´s Day in Prague

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The best Valentine present: treat yourself & your Valentine to trip to Prague. Pick your favorite thing to do: choose from events with delicious meals & divine classical music, movie music or playful jazz. Visit Bocaccio Hall, Café Mozart or Jazz Club Reduta.

Listen and Dine - Dinner with live music

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January - December 2020: Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz or blues tunes, classical music or traditional music. Visit great Prague event venues. Taste exquisite meal. Choice is yours. Make your stay in Prague the most memorable: get your tickets now.

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Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK)

Look forward to compositions by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, G. Mahler, A. Dvořák, B. Smetana, organ and piano recitals, chamber music and more. Check the rich program!

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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