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Prague events » May 2016

Prague hosts events all year round, from the Christmas and Easter markets to the Prague Marathon, food and beer festivals, special exhibitions, pop concerts, and folk and classical music festivals. 2016 is no exception.

  May 2016

Municipal House
Vital Art Nouveau 1900 - Exhibition
Date: 01 May 2016 - 31 July 2016.
Time: Daily 10:00-19:00.
Price: 150czk.
Municipal House is a fitting setting for an exhibition of 19th-20th century Czech and European Art Nouveau works. 400 items are on display, including works exhibited at the Paris World’s Fair of 1900. Buy tickets at Municipal House on the day of your visit.
Where: Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Old Town, Prague 1.

Noah’s Ark - Exhibition
Noah’s Ark - Exhibition
Date: 01 May 2016 - 31 December 2016.
This exhibition at the New Building of the National Museum takes its inspiration from the famous biblical story. It reveals the remarkable beauty and diversity of animal species on Earth, and draws attention to modern dangers that put at risk the rich variety of species on our planet. What imaginary "Ark" might help preserve the diversity of the animal world for future generations?
Where: National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, New Town, Prague 1.
Website: Noah’s Ark - Exhibition

Czech Beer Festival in Prague
Czech Beer Festival in Prague
Date: 12 May 2016 - 28 May 2016.
Time: Monday-Friday 12:00-24:00; Saturday-Sunday 11:00-24:00.
Price: Adults 100czk. Children (0-15yrs) free.
Large beer: 45czk | £1.35 | €1.65 | $2.25. No need to pre-book, just turn up.
The annual Czech Beer Festival in Prague is the largest gastronomic event in the country, with seating for 4,000 visitors on benches inside huge marquees. There are 150 varieties of Czech beer to sample, sourced from international, regional breweries and microbreweries. There is Czech food to taste and live bands to entertain. The event takes place at Letna, which is a large park outside the city centre.
Where: Letná Park, Prague 7.
Travel: Metro station Hradcanska (line A), then tram to Sparta (trams 1, 8, 12, 25, 26, 51, 56). Some trams run from the city centre, so you may be able to travel directly there by tram.
Website: Czech Beer Festival in Prague

Tanec Praha (Dance Prague)
Tanec Praha (Dance Prague)
Date: 23 May 2016 - 23 June 2016.
Tanec Praha (Dance Prague) has been the city's major dance festival since its inception in 1989. Participants come from all over the world, competing for prizes in various categories, including classic, contemporary, jazz and folk, as well as choreography and other performances associated with the art of dance.
Where: Various venues around Prague.
Website: Tanec Praha (Dance Prague)

Old Town Square
Prague - Heart of Nations Folklore Festival
Date: 26 May 2016 - 30 May 2016.
The 18th international meeting of folklore groups runs over 5 days on an open-air stage at the Old Town Square in Prague. Musicians and dancers travel from around the world to perform.
Where: Old Town Square, Old Town, Prague 1.

Prague Food Festival 2016
Prague Food Festival 2016
Date: 27 May 2016 - 29 May 2016.
Time: 12:00-22:00.
Price: Adults 500czk. Children (0-6yrs) free
(tickets include tokens to exchange for food samples at the stalls). Tickets are available on the day (there are always plenty).
The annual Prague Food Festival celebrates the culinary skills of the top restaurant chefs in the Czech Republic. The festival takes place in a huge outdoor setting, in the grounds of Prague Castle. Wander around the stalls and sample local and international dishes, along with wines, sparking wines and Czech beers. There is also a children’s area with entertainment and cooking instruction.
Where: Royal Gardens at the back of Prague Castle.
There are 4 entrances, the easiest to find is by Lvi Dvur Restaurant.
Travel: Metro station Malostranska (line A). Then take tram 22 up the hill and alight at tram stop Prazsky hrad (Prague Castle).
Website: Prague Food Festival 2016

Prague Opera
Prague Opera, Ballet & Classical Concert listings & tickets
Date: May 2016.
Prague is famous for opera, ballet and classical concerts. Performances take place in several magnificent opera houses, stunning concert halls, and in an array of historic churches. Tickets are reasonably priced, so shows often sell out. Advance reservations are therefore highly recommended.
Website: Prague opera, ballet and concert listings & tickets

Prague Theatre
Prague Theatre listings & tickets
Date: May 2016.
Visit the Prague theatre for a typically Czech experience.
Black light theatre is a highly charged mix of dynamic dance, mime, singers, film, and state-of-the-art visual and sound effects. And marionette theatre features giant puppets. Shows are highly visual to appeal to adults and children of all ages and nationalities. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Website: Prague theatre listings & tickets

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