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Classical Concert Venues: Concert Halls, Churches & Historic Buildings

Classical concerts in Prague are staged in an array of stunning concert halls, churches, theatres, palaces and other historic buildings. Below is our guide to the best classical music venues. You can also view concert listings & book tickets for all performances.

Smetana Hall at Municipal House in Prague
Smetana at Municipal House

Municipal House (Smetana Concert Hall)


Municipal House is the most impressive Art Nouveau building in Prague, and one of the finest in Europe. It is constructed of intricate stonework, gold trimmings, frescos and stained glass windows.

Inside is the grandest concert hall in Prague, the Smetana, where the largest orchestras to play the city perform classical music concerts throughout the year.

Municipal House also boasts an elegant French restaurant, a Czech beer hall style restaurant, a traditional café and the American Bar.

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Klementinum, Old Town


The Klementinum is the largest, and one of the most historic complex of buildings in the Old Town of Prague.

Founded in 1232, the Klementinum has enjoyed a rich architectural evolution. Great astronomers, scientists, musicians and philosophers have all worked here, often influencing the development of the buildings.

Classical music concerts are held regularly in the Mirror Chapel, where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart once played the organ.

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Klementinum in the Old Town of Prague
Mirror Chapel at Klementinum
St. George's Basilica at Prague Castle
St. George's Basilica

St. George's Basilica at Prague Castle


St. George's Basilica was founded by Prince Vratislav (915-921), and is the oldest church building in the Prague Castle complex.

It is the best preserved Romanesque church in Prague - the Baroque facade of today dates from 1671-1691.

St. George's Basilica is a delightful setting for early evening classical music concerts.

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Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle


Part of the Prague Castle complex, Lobkowicz Palace is a highly acclaimed museum and concert venue.

Lobkowicz Palace is the only significant music venue in Prague to stage classical concerts at lunchtime.

Visitors can choose either a concert only ticket or a museum and concert package - the package entitles you to a concert and a tour of Lobkowicz Palace, either before or after the concert.

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Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle
Lobkowicz Palace
Café Mozart at the Old Town Square
Café Mozart, Old Town Square

Café Mozart, Old Town Square


Elegant Café Mozart is set in a prime position on the Old Town Square, opposite the Astronomical Clock.

Several nights a week this timeless establishment hosts either a 'Dinner & Mozart' or 'Dinner & Jazz' night, combining a live concert with a delicious meal.

Browse through our concert listings to find the dates of these special events.

Listings & tickets: Prague classical & jazz concerts.

St. Nicholas Church, Old Town Square


Stunning St. Nicholas Church dominates one corner of the Old Town Square. For many people, this is the most important church in Prague.

St. Nicholas (Kostel svatého Mikuláše) was completed in 1735, but it wasn't until 1901, when the Krenn House in front of it was demolished, that St. Nicholas became visible to the rest of the Old Town Square.

Classical music concerts here are popular both for the fine acoustics and for the overall sense of occasion the church creates.

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St. Nicholas Church at the Old Town Square in Prague
St. Nicholas Church, Old Town
St. Salvator Church at Charles Bridge
St. Salvator, Charles Bridge

St. Salvator Church at Charles Bridge


St. Salvator Church at Charles Bridge forms part of the Klementinum, the largest and most historic complex of buildings in the Old Town.

St. Salvator is a city landmark, a majestic Gothic and Baroque church set at one end of Charles Bridge, heralding the entrance to the Old Town.

St. Salvator houses two magnificent organs, both of which are played in the classical music concerts.

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Hybernia Theatre, Old Town


Hybernia Theatre is set on Republic Square (náměstí republiky) in the Old Town, opposite Municipal House.

Hybernia is a modern, air-conditioned theatre with comfortable seating and fine acoustics.

The theatre specialises in ballet productions. Performances include Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, and around Christmastime, The Nutcracker.

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Hybernia Theatre in Prague
Hybernia Theatre, Old Town
Tyn Church, Old Town Square
Tyn Church, Old Town Square

Tyn Church, Old Town Square


Tyn Church, or The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, dominates one side of the Old Town Square. The twin towers of this powerful looking Gothic church (with a Baroque interior) can be seen from all over Prague.

Although the origins of Tyn Church (Týnský chrám) date back further, the present high-Gothic structure was built in 1385 as the main Old Town church.

It is a highly impressive venue for classical music concerts, which are only held occasionally.

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St. Francis of Assisi Church, Charles Bridge


St. Francis of Assisi Church is located at one end of Charles Bridge, on the Old Town side of the river. It was built in the Baroque style in 1679-1688 on the site of a 13th century Gothic church.

The The St. Francis of Assisi Church organ dates from 1702 and has been delicately restored to its original Baroque tuning. It is the second oldest organ in Prague, and a number famous historical figures have played it, notably Mozart, Dvorak and Seger.

The organ is played regularly in classical concerts.

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St. Francis of Assisi Church in Prague
St. Francis Church, Charles Bridge
Villa Amerika - Dvorák Museum & Concert Venue
Villa Amerika Dvořák Museum

Villa Amerika Dvořák Museum (May to October)


Villa Amerika was built as a summer palace in 1712-1720, during the Baroque period. The building is now a museum dedicated to Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904), one of the greatest Czech composers.

From May to October, Villa Amerika hosts a series of concerts entitled Wonderful Dvořák. These are held in the Music Salon, which has a stunning ceiling fresco and houses Dvořák artifacts. Performances are presented "living history style", in period costume.

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St. Giles Church, Old Town


The beautifully crafted 13th century St. Giles Church (Kostel sv. Jilji) is situated in the heart of the Old Town, set amongst the narrow streets and quaint buildings in this enchanting area of Prague.

Gothic on the outside and Baroque within, St. Giles is a grand church, its high ceilings adorned with ornate frescos. The organ, dating from 1737, has a unique acoustic quality, and has long been a favourite concert instrument for Czech and European organists.

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St. Giles Church in the Old Town
St. Giles Church, Old Town
St. Martin in the Wall Church
St. Martin in the Wall, Old Town

St. Martin in the Wall Church, Old Town


St. Martin in the Wall is an ancient, beautifully preserved church set amongst the winding back streets of the Old Town, just a few minutes walk from both the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.

St. Martin in the Wall was built in the Romanesque style in 1178-1187. It is a small church with fine acoustics, and the historical nature of the building make any classical concert held here an event worth attending.

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Maisel Synagogue, Jewish Quarter


Maisel Synagogue was once the largest and most impressive building in the Jewish Quarter (Josefov). It is located 3 minutes walk from the Old Town Square.

The synagogue has been beautifully restored and is now a comfortable and accessible venue for early evening classical music concerts.

Maisel Synagogue forms part of the Jewish Museum in Prague, so during the day it is open to visitors in possession of a relevant ticket (the history of the Jewish Ghetto in Prague is a highly moving story).

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Maisel Synagogue in Prague
Maisel Synagogue, Jewish Qtr
St. Simon and St. Jude Church in the Jewish Quarter
St. Simon & St. Jude, Jewish Qtr

St. Simon & St. Jude Church, Jewish Quarter


St. Simon & St. Jude Church is set in a peaceful corner of the Jewish Quarter. It is a large church built in a mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles.

Classical concerts are held just a few times each month. They are organised by the Prague Symphony Orchestra, so the musical standards are excellent.

The unique sound of St. Simon and St. Jude's magnificent organ has drawn composers such as W.A. Mozart and J. Haydn to play at the church.

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St. Clement's Cathedral, Old Town


St. Clement's Cathedral, built in 1711–1715, forms part of the Klementinum complex. It is a grand Baroque church with excellent acoustics and an original 18th century organ in situ.

The cathedral is located on Karlova street, the 'Royal Way', which leads from Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square.

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St. Clement's Cathedral near Charles Bridge in Prague
St. Clement's, Old Town
Dvořák Concert Hall at Rudolfinum in Prague
Dvořák Hall at the Rudolfinum

Dvořák Concert Hall at the Rudolfinum


The Dvořák Hall, also located inside the Rudolfinum, is one of the two largest concert halls in Prague (the other is Smetana Hall at Municipal House).

Unfortunately, many concerts held at Dvořák Hall are effectively closed to tourists, with tickets only sold to subscription members who sign up for the season.

Where concerts are open to the general public, Prague Experience lists them in our concert listings.

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Suk Hall at the Rudolfinum


Suk Hall, located inside the stunning Rudolfinum building, is an elegant venue for classical concerts.

Chamber ensembles formed of musicians from the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra perform regularly here to much acclaim. The hall seats 192 people.

The Rudolfinum is a fine Neo-Renaissance building constructed between 1876 and 1884. It is set in a commanding position by the river in the Old Town.

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Suk Concert Hall at Rudolfinum in Prague
Suk Hall at the Rudolfinum
Spanish Synagogue in Prague
Spanish Synagogue, Jewish Qtr

Spanish Synagogue (closed until 2021)


The Spanish Synagogue is closed for renovation. Its productions have transferred to Maisel Synagogue.

It is due to re-open in 2021.

The Spanish Synagogue is located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, not far from the Old Town Square.

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