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Prague Theatre Guide

Prague Theatre Guide

The grandest theatres in Prague stage opera, ballet and classical concerts, however black light theatre and puppet theatre offers audiences a more Czech experience.
Shows combine cutting edge visual and audio effects with dance, mime and acrobatics.
Read our guide below, and browse the theatre listings to book tickets.

Black Light Theatre


Black light theatre is a specialty of Prague, a world of illusory creations and hidden secrets.

The story is told visually through a highly charged mix of theatrical elements: dynamic dance routines, colourfully dressed mime artists, ballet, singers, puppets, animated film, state-of-the-art visual effects and dramatic sounds.

There is often also a strong emotional edge to performances, with comedic touches.

In black light theatre the story is recounted visually. With little or no spoken words, the shows are suitable for adults and children of all ages and all nationalities.
Black Light Theatre in Prague
Black Light Theatre in Prague
Best black light theatres in Prague:

Ta Fantastika Theatre | Image Theatre | Srnec Theatre | Metro Theatre

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Marionette Theatre in Prague
National Marionette Theatre

Puppet Theatre


Puppet theatre enjoys a long tradition in Prague. A master puppeteers' creations are true gems of artistic craftsmanship.

The National Marionette Theatre is the original puppet theatre, and by far the best of its kind in Prague (avoid the imitators with similar names).

Its puppet shows feature life-size puppets dressed in period costume performing marionette versions of Mozart's Don Giovanni and the Magic Flute. The theatre uses authentic 18th century stage sets.

The shows are suitable for adults and children of all ages and all nationalities.
Listings and tickets: Prague theatre tickets.

Laterna magika at New Stage Theatre


Laterna magika is a variation of black light theatre. The shows employ many of the same theatrical elements (see above), but with a greater emphasis on film and computer generated visual effects.

The productions are vibrant and fast moving, often with an emotional edge.

Laterna magika shows are staged at the New Stage Theatre in Prague, which was established in 1958 as the world's first multimedia theatre.

The shows are suitable for adults and children of all ages and all nationalities.
Laterna magika at the New Stage Theatre in Prague
Laterna magika at New Stage
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Black Light theatres and the National Marionette Theatre stage highly visual, energetic shows

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