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The National Theater is Prague's premiere cultural venue, with performances in ballet, drama and opera occurring all year around.
The building itself has been designed in the neo-Renaissance style and is one of the most beautiful in the city. The foundation stone was laid in 1868, although the building took 13 years before it was ready for performances.
Not long after opening, while the finishing touches were being added, a large fire almost destroyed the building entirely. However, more funds were raised and renovations took place allowing the theater to reopen two years later in 1883.
Today, performances are taken from the huge catalog of historical work, but also from new, local composers and choreographers whose work brings the the... read more