Theater and concerts in Prague

Prague is a true cultural centre, offering theater performances, museums, galleries, concerts and exhibitions. The city plays host to international conferences and festivals, and is a favorite venue for major international music performers.

Major Cultural Venues in Prague

Opera: Prague is one of the operatic Meccas together with Milan, Venice and Vienna. There are three major opera houses in Prague: the National Theatre, the Estates Theatre and the State Opera – all with splendid interiors. The repertoire is predominantly traditional but also includes contemporary staging. Mozart premiered his Don Giovanni in the Estates Theatre and you can experience it in the very theatre for which he composed it. Scenes from the movie Amadeus were shot in Prague

Ballet and contemporary dance: Both the National and Estates Theaters regularly feature traditional and modern ballet pieces with local and international stars in the ensembles. The unique Laterna Magika performances blend film projections with dance, pantomime or black-light theater. These multimedia presentations have taken place since 1958, and their current home is the Nova Scena (New Stage) of the National Theater. 

Classical Music: Besides the acoustics of the Rudolfinum and the Municipal House (both worth visiting just for the interiors), there are many oportunities to hear chamber music or concerts in churches. The peak of our concert season is the Prague Spring International Music Festival.

Jazz and Blues: Jazz music arrived in the Czech Republic in the brief period of freedom between the first and second world wars. It took roots and remained extremely popular, breeding generations of excellent musicians. There are many cool jazz and blues bars in downtown Prague including the famous Agharta and Reduta clubs. Another fun way to enjoy jazz is during a river cruise.

Pop and Rock: The O2 Arena is a major venue that for international bands and solo performers. Recent acts have included Sting, Bjork, Maneskin, Iron Maiden, Louis Tomlinson and more.

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