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IMAGE Black Light Theatre

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Address: Narodni 961/25, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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+420 222 314 448
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20:00 - 21:15
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Sun - Sat 20:00 - 21:15
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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IMAGE Theatre has been a permanent member among theatres of a unique Czech...

IMAGE Theatre has been a permanent member among theatres of a unique Czech genre of black theatre.

During its 25 years long existence it became an important part of Prague culture, well-known not only to Prague citizens and visitors, but also to audiences abroad. It has had over a hundred foreign trips around Europe, but also to the United Arab Emirates, Macau, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Turkmenistan, Russia and Bahrain. Its creative work moved the development of the genre at the top level. Far from the original, simple form of black theatre, the contemporary one, synthetic and concentrated on clever and quality entertainment, has been reached. The ensemble has developed its own style. It brilliantly uses the technique of black theatre, elements of modern dance, original costumes, mime and non-verbal theatre, as well as contact with the audience. Mystification, precise execution of visual tricks, playful authors, compelling performances by actors and dancers and the desire to have fun and entertain the viewer, all is aimed at achieving the goal set: to perform a live theatre for a live audience.

More than 8,000 performed shows and almost two million spectators over twenty-five years is certainly not the only measure of success of the IMAGE Theatre. The essential part remains the same - to keep the audience satisfied.

In 2016 IMAGE Theatre built a new modern hall with a comfortable auditorium in the city centre, theatre cafe, sufficiently large stage and technical facilities. On its repertoire there are currently five titles: "Cabinet", "Black Box", "Afrikania," "Galaxy" and "The Best of Image".

!!IMPORTANT_PLEASE READ!!

Unfortunately, there are TWO BLACK THEATERS in the passage. If you are interested, please pay attention at which boxoffice you buy tickets. You can buy tickets in the passage directly at the IMAGE Theatre entrance. We provide free wifi at box office and at whole theatre as well so you can check your reservation on place. Thank you for understanding.

yours

IMAGE Theatre team

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Pleasant evening

Central location , nice and comfortable theatre and bar area. The black Box show was pleasant and enjoyable.... but was not "special"

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have seen the best of Image performance and it was amazing. Beatiful costumes, magic tricks and very funny pantomime. Recommend it.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to see a show called Black Box. I had quite high expectations because when planning my trip everybody told me to visit one of the black light theaters. Unfortunately the show didn't meet my expectations at all. The parts where they used the actual black light were entertaining and on its best the dancing seemed professional. The other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We have never been to a black light theater and didn't know what to expect, and it may not be the best one out there but it was a pleasant entertaining evening. We were there for the Africana show. The mimes are pretty hilarious but not really PC (or rather as PC as Eastern Europe gets). The dancers' costumes looked... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

First time seeing black light theatre, Africania show. Two couples. Did not know what to expect. We thought it was really funny, unfortunately for mainly the wrong reasons... the dancers and the music were quite terrible and the effects a bit, well, crappy in this day and age. The mime actors were quite funny. I would recommend it for a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

First of all, this is not "serious theatre" and those reviewing it as such are not being fair. This is a great show put on by 5 dance performers, 3 comic performers, and 1 stage hand doing the entire thing. Think community theatre done very professionally and fun and you will judge accordingly. Clearly the Black Light concept has been... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the "best of" show and had a really good time. Inbetween the actual black light theater acts are acts by two clowns, the kids in the audience absolutely loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We went to the Image Black Light Theatre, and it was absolutely amazing! The dances were beautiful, the black light effects were very cool and the mimes were hilarious. We were originally concerned that it wouldn't interest us for a full hour, but at the end, it felt as if only a few moments had passed. We strongly recommend this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Central location , nice and comfortable theatre and bar area. The black Box show was pleasant and enjoyable.... but was not "special"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I love the new theater and the Galaxia was amazing. Outstanding performance. I have seen two shows in the old theatre but I can't choose my favorite. I loved them all!!! I highly recommend to see!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The theatre is nice but the show was average. We were so excited to see this show, but to tell you honestly, it was a let down. I think that there are a few black light shows in Prague, try avoid this one as the story is a immature. The performances are hammy.

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