Laterna magika was established in 1958 as the world's first multimedia theatre.
The shows mix film and visual effects with live dramatic action. Colourfully dressed mime artists and dancers from all genres perform, from ballet to modern dance.
Laterna magika offers a uniquely Czech theatre experience. Performances are vibrant and fast moving, often with an emotional edge, and black light theatre effects are employed to create illusions.
The theatre building is a huge impressive glass structure located next to the National Theatre, in the centre of Prague. It is an icon of the communist era, designed at the time to portray a sense of power.
Laterna magika is a Czech cultural monument, known throughout the country. Most Czech families will travel to Prague to watch a show at least once in their lives, which results in a mixed audience of Czech people and tourists.
As stories are told visually, with little or no spoken words, the shows are perfect for an international audience of both adults and children (ideally 10 years and over).
Laterna magika theatre is located 5 minutes walk from Wenceslas Square and 10 minutes from the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge.
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