The National Theatre is commonly known as the Czech Republic's representative stage. It is built with funds from all over the country with nationwide collections and was first opened in the year 1881. It was also re-opened for the second time in 1883 after it shut because of a devastating fire. The interior decoration as well as the magnificent exterior is worth dying for. The interior is beautifully embellished with gold and consists of masterpieces of 19th century Czech painters - Ales, Zenisek, Hynais, Myslbek, and a couple of other famous names. Visit ballet, opera and drama performances together with beautiful spaces for an unforgettable theater experience.
- Wheel chair facility available.
- Smoking is banned inside the National Theatre.
- Please check the tickets from the official website.
- Please refer to the official website for the hours.
- Tram stop Narodni divadlo – (no. 6, 9, 18, 22).
- 250 meters from Station.
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8.81% of people who visit Prague include National Theatre in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
30.36% of people start their National Theatre visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see National Theatre
64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Theatre
If you’re in Prague and like theatre, it is a must to visit the National Theatre to see its amazing building and very good ballet and opera performances. I would strongly recommend to buy tickets in advance, from my experience all good seats are sold out 3-4 months before the performance. Good tickets for the premiere are gone half a year before in case sale is open for everyone not just the members. The 19th century building was fully renovated several years ago and is really beautiful. The entrance is open 45 minutes before the performance. There are several bars and they now accept payments by card.
The National Theatre belongs to the most important Czech cultural institutions, with a rich artistic tradition, which helped to preserve and develop the most important features of the nation–the Czech language and a sense for a Czech musical and dramatic way of thinking. Today the National Theatre consists of three artistic ensembles: opera, ballet and drama. They alternate in their performances in the historic building of the National Theatre, in the Theatre of the Estates and in the Kolowrat Theatre. All three artistic ensembles select their repertoire both from classical heritage, and modern authors.
I watched a play in Czech language with English subtitle on the screen. The play was good and entertaining. Unfortunately, due to my little short eyesighted, I could barely read the subtitle, especially when the light at the stage was bright. It would be better to make the text bigger with good contrast of text colour and background colour.
The photos speak for themselves. Beautiful building, great performance and no need for gala dress code... Well located with very good transportation options, like train or metro. A not to miss cultural experience in Prague.
Very beautiful theatre house. Great view at the riverside. Impressive stage. Very good acoustics (was there for opera). Even in a full theatre nothing ever felt crammed.