Wilsonova 4 • 224 901448 • www.narodni-divadlo.cz
Set at the top of Wenceslas Square next to the National Museum, the recently renovated Státní opera, offers a repertoire heavy on Italian and Viennese favourites.
Na Poříčí 26 • www.divadloarcha.cz
Prague’s premiere venue for avant-garde music, dance and movement theatre. David Byrne and Compagnie Pál Frenák have performed here.
Náměstí Republiky 4 • www.hybernia.eu
Housed in a former monastery, this musical theatre opened in 2006 with the musical Golem. It hosts a range of cultural events.
Husitská 24a, Žižkov • www.divadloponec.cz
This contemporary dance and movement theatre space, opened in 2001, has all aspects covered, from top international dance acts to workshops for young talent.
Náměstí Republiky 5 • 222 002336 • www.fok.cz
The Národní divadlo curtain first went up for Smetana’s Libuše in 1883; you can still see this or other Czech operas on the same stage. Go to a performance, if only to appreciate the artistic work that went into creating the theatre.
Národní třída 4 • www.narodni-divadlo.cz
A variety of themes involving dance, music, pantomime, black light and multimedia projections are used by the actors of this company to bring alive stories on the stage.
Ovocný trh 1 • www.narodni-divadlo.cz
Stavovské divadlo is well known as the venue where Mozart’s Don Giovanni saw its first performance. It was also the first Czech-language playhouse in what was then a largely German-speaking city. The productions occasionally leave something to be desired, but if you don’t see the Don here, then where?
Alšovo nábřeží 12 • www.rudolfinum.cz
The Rudolfinum is home to the Czech Philharmonic. During World War II, the Nazis sought to remove Felix Mendelssohn from the statues on the roof, but inadvertently ousted Richard Wagner instead.
Žatecká 1 • www.mozart.cz
The National Theatre’s puppet stage represents the pinnacle of this much-loved genre, staging wonderful productions of Czech fairy tales and other child-pleasing shows (in Czech). They have the best Beatles tribute in town and a marionette version of Don Giovanni.
This magnificent church regularly holds concerts of Bach, Mozart or Brahms.
This medieval convent regularly holds recitals.
Appreciate the Malá Strana church’s Baroque grandeur at a concert of sacred music.
This active house of worship regularly invites the general public to hear its organ (see Basilica of St James).
The Baroque chamber of the Clementinum hosts string quartets and other small ensembles.
Organ and other recitals are on the bill at this Gothic church, which was once part of the Old Town defences.
The ornate 1880 organ figures in the sacred music concerts held in this opulent synagogue.
Choral and string recitals present the greatest works of Mozart, Beethoven and other composers (see St George’s Basilica).
Catch an ensemble of the Prague Symphony Orchestra players in this Renaissance sanctuary.
The Old Town church hosts chamber music recitals twice daily (see St Nicholas Cathedral).