Karlin Music Theatre

Křižíkova 10, Praha 8 186 00

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Address:Křižíkova 10, Praha 8 186 00
Capacity:921
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:Yes

The Karlin Music Theatre is one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in Prague.

The Neo-Baroque building, completed in 1881, was originally furnished with tables and initially served for circus and, later on, vaudeville performances and cabaret shows. In the 1920s, the building hosted performances given by various theatre companies and operetta performances.
Throughout its history, the Karlin Theatre employed some of the most distinguished Czech artists. During the time of the Nazi occupation, the building was the venue for performances of then closed National Theatre, under the name Provisional Theatre. After the World War II, in 1945, the director E. F. Burian launched in Karlin the regular operation of the repertoire musical theatre. In 1950, the theatre came under the administration of the City of Prague, and in 1954 became the property of the state and was given a new name: the State Theatre in Karlín. In 1961, it was returned to the City of Prague as the Karlín Music Theatre, and has remained so until the present day.

Please note:

Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.
The National Theatre is performing some of its opera and ballet productions (during the period of reconstruction of the State Opera building) at the Karlin Music Theatre. 


* Walking distance from our Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
30 min

* Accessibility by public transport:
metro B (yellow line) or C (red line) - Florenc stop
trams 3, 8, 14, 21 - Bila labut stop
Take day-time trams Nos. 3, 8, 14 or 21 get off at the Bílá labut stop and then walk towards the park and the City of Prague Museum, enter the metro underpass and exit in Krizikova street.

* Nearest car parking:
Passenger vehicles can be parked during the attendance of a performance at the Karlín Music Theatre at the car park within the Florenc Central Bus Station complex, only 100 metres from the theatre. From 6.30pm to 11.00pm, theatre visitors can park at the discount rate of 10 CZK/hour.

Upcoming events

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Rusalka

Opera by Antonin Dvorak

November 20, 2017 | 19:00 (Mon)

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Turandot

Opera by Giacomo Puccini

February 20, 2018 | 17:00 (Tue)

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Nabucco

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

June 29, 2018 | 19:00 (Fri)

Sightseeing Art Tour in Rudolfinum

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Home of Czech Philharmonic

Don´t miss the opportunity to go on the tour of Rudolfinum, home of the Czech Philharmonic, with an employee of the Czech Philharmonic as your guide. It´s truly unique experience standing on the Dvorak Hall stage facing the (imaginable) spectactors!

International Festival Strings of Autumn

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October and November 2017

has been rated as ..."one of Prague’s most innovative musical undertakings" by the New York Times. The Strings of Autumn is a meeting place for the spheres of classical music, jazz, world music, and genre-defying projects. Now the 21st edition!

Euroart Prague Festival of Chamber Music

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November 2017 until June 2018

This acclaimed festival will bring you the best of chamber music performed by the acknowledged European chamber ensembles. Czech Republic will present the great Stamic Quartet. Look forward to music of J. Haydn, A. Dvorak and more!

Exceptional Orchestral Concerts in Prague

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December 2017 until April 2018

The outstanding orchestral concerts in the Smetana Hall are not to be missed. The world known conductors (such as Libor Pesek, Steven Mercurio, etc.) will be hosts in this 25th season of Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Book now!

Autumn walks in Prague

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Autumn is the perfect time for walking through Prague. See our list of sightseeing tours.

Christmas Concerts

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Christmas concerts in Prague are known for its long tradition and beautiful atmosphere.

Listen and Dine

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Pairing delicious Czech meal and classical or jazz music.

Sightseeing Tours

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Discover and enjoy Prague with excellent guides!

Group Discounts

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We offer group discounts

Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best possible discount for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

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October 24, 2017 | 21:00 (Tue)

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