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Prague theatre Guide

While the largest theatres in Prague stage opera and ballet, other theatres offer visitors a typically Czech experience. Black light theatre is an exhilarating mix of visual effects and live dramatic action. Marionette theatre features giant puppets.
Performances are highly visual, so appeal to adults and children of all nationalities.
Black Light Theatre in Prague
Black Light Theatre in Prague

Black Light Theatre

Black light theatre is a world of illusory creations and hidden secrets. The story is related visually through a highly charged mix of theatrical elements.

All shows are different, but each will include many of the following: dynamic dance routines, colourfully dressed mime artists, ballet dancers, singers, puppets, animated film, state-of-the-art visual effects and dramatic sounds. There is often a strong emotional edge to performances, with comedic touches.

Shows are highly visual, so are suitable for adults and children of all ages and nationalities.
The best black light theatres in Prague are:

Ta Fantastika | Image Theatre | All Colours Theatre | Srnec Theatre | Metro Theatre.

Listings and tickets: Prague theatre tickets.

National Marionette Theatre

Marionette theatre (puppet theatre) enjoys a long tradition in Prague, and a master puppeteers' creations are true gems of artistic craftsmanship.

The National Marionette Theatre is the original, and by far the best marionette theatre in Prague (be careful to avoid the imitators with similar names). Their main show is an entertaining puppet version of Don Giovanni. Life size puppets dressed in period costume perform on authentic 18th century stage sets.

Shows are highly visual, so are suitable for adults and children of all ages and nationalities.
Marionette Theatre in Prague
National Marionette Theatre
Listings and tickets: Prague theatre tickets.
Laterna magika at the New Stage Theatre in Prague
Laterna magika at New Stage

New Stage Theatre (Laterna magika theatre)

The New Stage Theatre (formerly Laterna magika theatre), was established in 1958 as the world's first multimedia theatre. Performances incorporate many of the black light effects listed above, but with a greater emphasis on film and computer generated visual effects.

Colourfully dressed mime artists and dancers from all genres perform, from ballet to modern dance. The shows are vibrant and fast moving, often with an emotional edge.

Shows are suitable for adults and children of all nationalities aged 10 years and over.
Listings and tickets: Prague theatre tickets.
 

Black Light and National Marionette theatres present highly visual, energetic shows

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