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Culture and entertainment in Prague

Culture and entertainment in Prague


FAMU recommends following theatres. Because all theatres have a repertory system, the performance usually play about 2- 4 times per month. For many perfomances, it is best to book tickets in advance at the box office or via website.

Divadlo DISK (DISK Theatre) – theatre for DAMU students located in the former courtyard of the building.

Národní Divadlo – The National Theatre is the Czech Republic’s representative stage. Today’s National Theatre comprises three artistic ensembles – opera, drama and ballet – which alternate in performances in the historic building of the National Theatre, the Estates Theatre and the Kolowrat Theatre. All three artistic ensembles choose their repertoire not only from the wealth of classical references, but in addition to Czech authors also focus on modern international creative work.

Divadlo Na Zábradlí – very popular theatre with an excellent reputation. Known for innovative performances. This is where president Havel once worked as dramaturgist, and his most important plays premiered at this theatre.

Divadlo Archa – is a centre for contemporary stage art, without regard to barriers of genre. Acts as a production house, where contemporary art is created and presented and is a place for international confrontation of stage art. Such groups as DV8, Dogtroep, Bread and Puppet, Philip Glass, and RSC have performed in Archa. Archa offers english summaries of all Czech performances.

Činoherní klub – is known for their strong actors. The repertoire includes Woody Allen, Chekov, Moliere, etc.

Dejvické Divadlo – this young company and their performances at this small theatre originated from the Alternative and Puppetry Department at DAMU. Dejvické Theatre has became a phenomenon of its kind during its ten-year history, the proof of it is the fact that it has regularly participated on the most prestigious theatre festivals and showcases, and in 2002 received for the second time the Alfred Radok Award for the Theatre of the Year.

Divadlo Ponec – is an open space for independent artistic creation focused primarily on contemporary dance and movement theatre. The theatre flexibly reacts to new trends in the realm of living art, sticking to contemporary dance and all related genres as its priority.

Take a look in Prague Post for listings of films in English. All films in Czech republic (except productins for kids) are screened in original version with czech subtitles.

Bio Ponrepo, Kino Světozor, Kino Bio OKO, Kino Aero, Kino Atlas, Kino Evald and Kino MAT are art cinemas. They have also english friendly screenings.

Prague has also several multiplex cinemas (Cinema City, Cinestar) and an IMAX cinema.

For a more old fashioned cinema experience in an art deco theatre try the cinema at Palác Lucerna.

During any season, there are a number of exhibitions in Prague. Usually they have student discounts. Recommended exhibition halls are:

DOX – Centre for Contemporary art
Galerie Rudolfinum – Contemporary art
National Gallery Prague
City Gallery Prague
Meetfactory – Centre for Contemporary art, theatre, concerts
Trafačka – Centre for Contemporary art
Langhans gallery – Photography
Leica gallery – Photography

Ticketpro – is selling tickets to various concerts and events (usually bigger ones like Sting etc) Accepts credit cards. More info and program can be found on their website.

Every month you can find out the schedule of all theatres, cinemas, museum, galleries, and music clubs here.