The National Theatre

Národní 2, Praha 1

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Address:Národní 2, Praha 1
Capacity:1062
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:Yes
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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

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Timeless

Ballet by P. I. Tchaikovsky, F. Chopin and I. Stravinsky

October 26, 2017 | 19:00 (Thu)

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Carmen

Opera by Georges Bizet

October 30, 2017 | 19:00 (Mon)

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Aida

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

November 08, 2017 | 19:00 (Wed)

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Rusalka

Opera by Antonin Dvorak

November 10, 2017 | 19:00 (Fri)

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Tosca

Opera by Giacomo Puccini

November 26, 2017 | 19:00 (Sun)

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Jenufa

Opera by Leos Janacek

December 01, 2017 | 19:00 (Fri)

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Billy Budd

Opera by Benjamin Britten

January 18, 2018 | 19:00 (Thu)

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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Bluesberry

October 24, 2017 | 21:00 (Tue)

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