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New Stage Theatre
New Town, Prague 1

New Stage Theatre
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performances
Black Light Theatre
Dress Code
No official dress code. Most people dress casually
air conditioning available at the venue Yes
elevator/lift available at the venue Yes
wheelchair access available at the venue
Yes - more info
address of New Stage Theatre
New Stage Theatre,
Narodni 4,
New Town, Prague 1, Czech Republic
public transport to get to New Stage Theatre
Metro station: Narodni trida (line B)
Tram stop: Narodni divadlo (trams 2,9,17,18,22)
places of interest near to New Stage Theatre
-National Theatre
-Metro Theatre
-Image Theatre
-V Zatisi Restaurant
-Zofin Palace Restaurant
-U Fleku Beer Hall & Restaurant
-Mlynec Restaurant
-U Vejvodu Beer Hall
-Café Slavia
-Café Louvre
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The New Stage Theatre (Nová scéna) in Prague was established in 1958 as the world's first multimedia theatre. It was originally called Laterna magika Theatre, a name the performances still carry.

Laterna magika is a variation of black light theatre. The story is told visually through a highly charged mix of theatrical elements: dynamic dance routines, colourfully dressed mime artists, ballet, singers, and state-of-the-art visual effects and dramatic sounds.

In black light theatre the backdrops are generally static, but in Laterna magika animated and live film is displayed on a huge screen behind the performers.

Mime artists and dancers interact with the films to tell the story; and they gradually appear to blend in with the moving images, causing the audience to question: what is film and what is real life?

Productions often have a strong emotional edge and comedic touches.

The New Stage Theatre is a huge glass structure situated next to the National Theatre in Prague. It is an icon of the communist era, designed to portray a sense of power.

The theatre is a Czech cultural monument. Most Czech families travel to Prague to watch a Laterna magika show at least once in their lives, which ensures there is a mixed audience of Czech people and tourists.

Shows are suitable for an international audience of both adults and children (ideally 10 years and over).

The New Stage Theatre is 5 minutes walk from Wenceslas Square and 10 minutes from the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge.

For listings and to book tickets: Laterna magika at the New Stage Theatre.


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