While in Prague you can enjoy high quality and relatively inexpensive theatre, classical music and jazz performances. There is an enormous variety of concerts nowadays in Prague due to the constant influx of tourists.

For daily online events listings check Prague Information Service or English language Prague Post newspaper.

Prague Information Service
E-mail: tourinfo@pis.cz
www.prague-info.cz

Prague Post
www.praguepost.com

Via Musica - Prague Ticket Office
www.pragueticketoffice.com

Tickets for many shows can be booked in advance from ticket agencies, which also have full listings of what’s playing today in Prague. There are several of them centrally located. One is Ticketcentrum (Rytiřská 31, Praha 1, Mon-Fri: 9:00-12:30, 13:00-17:30). Another one is TicketPro with an office at Prague Tourist Center (Rytiřská 12, Praha 1, Daily: 9:00-20:00) and another location at Pasaž Rokoko (Vaclavske Nam. 38, Praha 1; Mon-Fri: 9:30-13:30, 14:00-18:00). Be sure to check their web site http://www.ticketpro.cz for recommendations what to see.

There are many daily classical concerts designed for a tourist crowd which are performed in several venues in Mala Strana and in many churches and halls around Old Town: St Vitus Cathedral, St. Agnes Convent, St. Nicholas Church, Church of St. James, Mirror Chapel, and Spanish Synagogue to name just few. Repertoire is very crowd-pleasing with music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Smetana, and Dvorak.

Serious music lovers should not ignore concerts at the Rudolfinum Dvořak Hall (Palachovo Nam. in Jewish Quarter; 227 059 352; www.rudolfinum.cz) which is a home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. This concert hall has excellent acoustics, appropriate for oratorios and symphonic music, and has an exceptional organ.  The smaller Suk Hall is also sometimes host to events.  Tickets can be reserved or booked online, but need to be collected from the box office before it shuts, as it is not always possible to buy tickets for some events on the door.

The National Theatre (Narodni Divadlo) located at Narodni Trida 2, Praha 1 (224 912 673; www.nationaltheatre.cz) is a venue for the first-class ballet, opera, and drama. It has a magnificent neo-Renaissance interior. The theatre was opened for the first time in 1881 to honor the visit of crown prince Rudolf only to be destroyed by fire shortly after this. It was rebuilt and inaugurated two years later in 1883 with a performance of Smetana’s opera Libuše composed for this occasion.

Black Light Theatre is a must see show since it’s very unique for Prague. Black Light theatrical tradition dates back into the 1960s. It’s a non-verbal form of performance with the combination of film, dance, music, lights, and pantomime. In Prague there are several theatre troupes performing in this genre.

Image Theatre
Parizska 4, Praha 1
222 314 448
www.imagetheatre.cz

Laterna Magika
Narodni 4, Praha 1
224 931 482
www.laterna.cz

Ta Fantastika Theatre
Karlova 8, Praha 1
222 221 366
www.tafantastika.cz

Dinner Concert Mozart
Králodvorská 4, Praha 1 Old Town
+420 608 635 694
www.MozartDinner.cz
 
Le Jazz Hot Dinner Cabaret
Reservations +420 221 111 72
Website

Wednesday nights;  booking in advance is recommended; their next show is 6th June 8.00pm. Includes a 5-course dinner with sparkling wine, live Jazz music and the Le Jazz Hot Show. The evening is all in English and the show is beautifully costumed and choreographed by James Terence-Webb.