Prague

Prague National Theater

The Prague National Theatre was opened in 1881 and after a devastating fire that occurred in the same year, the theater was opened once again in 1883. The interior of the theater consists of artwork by Czech painters from the 19th century including Hynais, Aleš, Myslbek, and many others. Visitors can enjoy in ballet and opera performances at the Prague National Theatre.

Construction and History

The construction of the theater was funded by donations from citizens of Prague, and Prague National Theatre was just about to open its doors when on the 12th August 1881 the building was destroyed in a fire. It only took several weeks to raise enough money to rebuild the theater, and just 2 years later Czech composer Bedřich Smetana held the first performance ever at the newly open theater.

Hot to Get There

The Prague National Theatre is located just minutes from Wenceslas Square and within walking distance from the Old Town Square. It is also easily accessible by metro B (yellow line) and trams.