Culture in Prague

Classical Music,Theatres, Clubs, Cinemas











CLASSICAL MUSIC

The city of Prague is blessed with classical music, at every corner and turn there is a poster announcing this or that concert. Usually with the likes of Mozart, Dvorak or Smetana on the bill, a concert is a great thing to experience in this lovely city.

In terms of venues, besides the impromptu concerts organized in every church, cathedral, concert hall and open square, the city of Prague offers two large established opera houses, with four major orchestras.

During Prague’s annual Spring Festival there is even more to offer than at other times of the year. The Prague Spring International Music Festival is a permanent showcase for outstanding performing artists, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles of the world. Since 1952 the festival has opened with Bedřich Smetana´s cycle of symphonic poems Ma vlast (My Country), and it closes with the ninth symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Here is a list of the best venues for classical music in Prague:

Estates Theatre

- Stavovské divadlo, Ovocný trh street 1, Prague 1

This is where Mozart first conducted the opera Don Giovanni on October 29, 1787. Originally dubbed Count Nostitz's theatre - after the aristocrat who was responsible for its construction - the building later become the Royal Provincial German Theatre. Now they produce ballet/theatre presentations and regular operas (including Don Giovanni).

This is where Mozart first conducted the opera Don Giovanni on October 29, 1787. Originally dubbed Count Nostitz's theatre - after the aristocrat who was responsible for its construction - the building later become the Royal Provincial German Theatre. Now they produce ballet/theatre presentations and regular operas (including Don Giovanni).

This is where Mozart first conducted the opera Don Giovanni on October 29, 1787. Originally dubbed Count Nostitz's theatre - after the aristocrat who was responsible for its construction - the building later become the Royal Provincial German Theatre. Now they produce ballet/theatre presentations and regular operas (including Don Giovanni).

Municipal House

- Obecni Dum, Namesti Republiky -square 5, Prague 1

Considered by many to be the finest example of Art Nouveau architecture in Prague, the Obecni dum is a first-rate concert venue. Home to the Prague Symphony Orchestra and offers lots of Strauss, Mozart and Brahms, as well as works by Mendelssohn, Wagner and Dvorak.




The National Theatre

Narodni divadlo, Narodni street 2, Prague 1

This theatre boasts an interior created by some of the finest Czech painters and sculptors, featuring an impressive foyer. Now focusing largely upon Czech opera with works by Smetana and Dvořák, other European composers such as Bizet, Verdi and Puccini are also featured.


 

Rudolfinum

Alsovo nabrezi 12, Prague 1

The Rudolfinum is widely acknowledged as being Prague's premier concert hall. Concerts are held in the Dvořák Hall as part of the Prague Spring Music Festival, while the venue is also the official home of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. The great performances and cheap ticket prices make this a popular venue, and there is an art gallery in the top of the theater.


State Opera House

 Statni Opera, Wilsonova street 4, Prague 1

Prague's opera house opened its doors to the public in 1888 as a German theater, and for almost 50 years it put on German language shows by R. Strauss, Mahler, Seidl and Klemperer. Recently (in 1992), it became the State Opera House, and now offers works by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Dukas and J. Strauss and more. The richly decorated neo-roccoco style is definitely a thing to see while in Prague.

The best seats at the Prague State Opera House are around 25 EUR and other venues offer performances for as low as 15 EUR at times.

 

 THEATRES

National Theatre

Prague 1, Narodni trida 2

Together with the Czech Philharmonic and the National Gallery, the National Theatre in Prague is one of the most important Czech cultural institutions with rich artistic tradition, which was created and maintained by the leading figures of the Czech society. This tradition helped to maintain and develop the most important thing – the Czech language and Czech musical and dramatic feelings and thinking.

The contemporary National Theatre consists of three artistic ensembles - opera, ballet and drama, which perform alternately in the historic building of the National Theatre, in the Stavovske divadlo theatre and in the Divadlo Kolowrat theatre. All three artistic ensembles choose their repertoire not only from the rich classic heritage but, besides domestic authors, they also focus on the modern world production. The NT embodies the will of the Czech nation for its national individuality and independence.

Estates Theatre (Stavovske divadlo)

Prague 1 - Stare Mesto, Ovocny trh 1

The Estates Theatre is one of the most beautiful historic theatre buildings in Europe. The Opera of the National Theatre showed here especially the Mozart repertoire. After the National Theatre reorganisation, the stage of the Estates Theatre starts to show also ballet performances.

 




Laterna Magika

Prague 1, Narodni trida 4


The history of Laterna magika starts in 1958, when the director Alfred Radok together with the scenographer Josef Svoboda created a performance called Laterna magika for the Czech pavilion of the World Expo in Brussels, Belgium.
This title was later given to a theatre in Prague (located in a reconstructed building of the Adria cinema in Narodni trida - “National Avenue”), where the programme, after its great success in Brussels, was presented.
Another life period of Laterna magika is represented by its participation in the World Expo in Montreal, Canada, in 1967 and in Osaka, Japan, in 1970. The theatre then toured fairly the whole world with the programmes prepared for the above-mentioned events. In the mid-1970s Laterna magika became a part of the National Theatre in Prague. Josef Svoboda, its original co-founder, became the art manager of this specific medium that usually does not use words and works only with a combination of projection, dance, music, light, pantomime, etc.
Searching for ways towards a specific theatre that is able to narrate a story using various topics and means is the basic effort that has been forming Laterna magika up to the day.


CLUBS

AGHARTA JAZZ CENTRUM

Praha 1, Železná 16
tel.: + 420 222 211 275
www.agharta.cz
open Mon-Sun from 6 pm to 1 am, live music daily from 9 pm to 11 pm

LUCERNA MUSIC BAR

Praha 1, Vodičkova 36
tel.:+ 420 224 217 108
www.musicbar.cz
Club open daily from 8 pm to 4 am, live music from 9 pm
On Fridays and Saturdays Pop 80´s & 90´s video party

REDUTA JAZZ CLUB

Praha 1, Národní 20
tel.: + 420 224 933 487
www.redutajazzclub.cz
live jazz daily from 9:30 pm to 12 am

ROXY experimental area

Praha 1, Dlouha 33
tel: (+420) 224 826 296
www.roxy.cz

U MALEHO GLENNA

Bar, Restaurant, Jazz club
Praha 1 - Karmelitská 23
tel.: + 420 257 531 717
www.malyglen.cz
on weekends, every day live jazz&blues 21:30 pm-0:30 am
+ FRI&SAT afterhours live music - 22:00-01:00 or later


CINEMAS

Kino Aero
Biskupcova 31
130 00 Praha 3
Tel.: +420 271 771 349
Fax: +420 222 585 345
e-mail: info@kinoaero.cz

Bio Konvikt Ponrepo
Bartolomejska 11
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 224 233 281
e-mail: film.historici@nfa.cz

Blanik
Vaclavske nam. 56
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 224 032 172

Cinema City Flora
Palace Flora
Vinohradska 149
130 00 Praha 3
Tel.: +420 255 742 021-2
e-Mail: flora@cinemacity.cz

Cinema City Galaxie
Arkalycka 1/874
140 00 Praha 4
Tel.: +420 296 141 414
e-Mail: galaxie@kino2005.cz 

Cinema City Zlicin
Revnicka 1
150 00 Praha 5
Tel.: 257 950 966
Fax: 257 950 965
e-Mail: zlicin@cinemacity.cz

Delta Kino
Vlastina 887
161 00 Praha 6
Tel.: +420 233 312 443
Fax: +420 233 311 398
e-mail: delta@noise.cz

Eden
U Slavie 1
100 00 Praha 10
Tel.: +420 272 737 551, 272 736 306

Edison
Hlavni 1402
141 00 Praha 4
Tel.: +420 272 767 667

Evald - Komorni kino
Narodni trida 28
111 21 Praha 1
Tel.:+420 221 105 225
e-mail: info@cinemart.cz

Evropa
Dum armady
Vitezne nam. 4
160 41 Praha 6
Tel.:+420 220 219 069

Filmovy klub VSE (Film club College of the Economics)
Vysoka skola ekonomicka, "stara" aula
nam. W. Churchilla 4
130 67 Praha 3
Tel.: +420 224 095 584


French Institute in Prague
Francouzsky institut

Stepanska 35
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 221 401 011
Fax: +420 222 230 579
e-mail: festivalff@ifp.cz

Hvezda
Vaclavske nam. 38
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 224 216 822

Jalta
Vaclavske nam. 43
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 224 228 814

Kino Lucerna
Vodickova 36
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 224 224 537
Fax: 420 296 236 123

Kino Mat
Karlovo namesti 19
120 00 Praha 2
Tel.: 420 224 915 765, 224 913 688
e-mail: info@mat.cz

Kino Morava
Boleslavova 13a
140 00 Praha 4
Tel.: +420 241 403 456

Kino Oko
Frantiska Krizka 15
170 00 Praha 7
Tel.: +420 233 382 606
e-mail: kino@kinooko.cz

Kino Perstyn
Na Perstyne 6
111 21 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 221 668 432

Kino Radotin
Na Vysince 875
Praha - Radotin
Tel.: +420 257 910 322
Pa - Ne: 16:00 a 21:00 , Ne: 15:00

Kotouc (film club)
VSK 17. listopadu
Patkova 3/A1402
182 00 Praha 8 - Troja
Tel.: +420 228 551 040 - 45, line 702
Mobile: 604502064

Max
Votuzska 379
193 00 Praha 9 - Horni Pocernice
Tel.: +420 281 920 326

Mestska knihovna (City of Prague Library film club)
Filmovy klub Mestska knihovna

Marianske nam. 1/98
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 222 113 425

Modransky Biograf
U kina 44
146 00 Praha 4
Tel.: +420 241 772 832
e-mail: info@modranskybiograf.cz

Multikino Ladvi
Buresova 1662
182 00 Praha 8
Tel.: +420 286 587 027

Orechovka
Na Orechovce 250
160 00 Praha 6
Tel.: +420 233 343 839
e-mail: kinoorechovka@volny.cz

Oskar Imax
Palac Flora
Vinohradska 149
130 00 Praha 3
Tel.: +420 255 741 000
e-mail: info@cinemacity-imax.cz

Palace Cinemas Letnany
Veselska 633
190 00 Praha 9
Tel.: +420 257 181 212

Palace Cinemas Novy Smichov
Plzenska 8
150 00 Praha 5
Tel.: +420 257 181 212

Palace Cinemas Park Hostivar
Svehlova 32
102 00 Praha 10
Tel.: +420 257 181 212

Palace Cinemas Slovansky dum
Na Prikope 22
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 257 181 212

Promitaci sin Dlabacov
Hotel Pyramida
Belohorska 24
169 01 Praha 6 - Brevnov
Tel.: +420 233 355 109, line 991
Fax: 233 356 159

Rock Cafe - Kino 63
Narodni 20
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 224 914 416

Roxy
Dlouha 33
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 224 826 296
Fax: +420 224 826 363

 Svetozor
Vodickova 39
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 224 947 566

Theatre Cinema
Rytirska 31
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 221 610 162

Village Cinemas Andel
Radlicka 3179/1E
150 00 Praha 5
Tel.: +420 251 115 100

Village Cinemas Cerny Most
Chlumecka 8
190 00 Praha 9
Tel.: +420 266 790 999